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KY Census Records 1790-1930

The Kentucky Room collection includes census records for various years in various formats, including microfilm of original records, indexes, transcriptions, and reconstructions based on tax rolls.

The following list is arranged by year:

1790 | 1800 | 1810 | 1820 | 1830 | 1840 | 1850 | 1860 | 1870 | 1880 | 1890 | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 | 1930 | Misc.

1790

  • "First Census" of Kentucky 1790 R976.9 H364f KY
  • Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hamshire, New York, North Carlina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia R929.3 UN36s KY

1800

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • "Second Census" of Kentucky, 1800 (tax rolls) R976.9 C613s

1810

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • Adair County, Kentucky Census of 1810 R976.9675 Un36a
  • Christian County, Kentucky Census of 1810 R976.978 Un36c
  • Cumberland County, Kentucky Census of 1810 R976.9683 Un36c
  • Heads of Families in Fayette County, Kentucky, in the Census of 1810 R976.947 L591h
  • Index to the 1810 Census of Kentucky R976.9 W125i
  • Kentucky 1810 Census Index R976.9 J137k
  • Livingston County Kentucky Census of 1810 R976.9895 Un36l

North Carolina Books & Indexes

  • North Carolina 1810 Census Index R975.6 Sm54n

1820

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • Kentucky 1820 Census Index R976.9 J137k

1830

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • 1830 Census of the Jackson Purchase R976.9 Si47jp
  • Kentucky 1830 Census Index R976.9 J137k

Tennessee Books & Indexes

  • 1830 Census of East Tennessee R976.8 Un36et
  • 1830 Census of Middle Tennessee R976.8 Un36mt
  • 1830 Census of West Tennessee R976.8 Un36wt

1840

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • Calloway County, Kentucky Census of 1840 R976.992 Un36c
  • Graves County, Kentucky 1840 Census R976.993 Un36g
  • McCracken County, Kentucky 1840 Census R976.9951 Un36m
  • Kentucky 1840 Census Index R976.9 J137k

1850

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties, free and slave schedules:

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • Clark County Kentucky 1850 Census and Mortality Schedules R976.954 C547c
  • Eighteen Fifty Census Index of Eastern Kentucky R976.9 Un36e
  • Eighteen Fifty Census of Lawrence County Kentucky R976.926 Un36l
  • Floyd County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.922 Un36f
  • Fulton County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.999 Un36f
  • Graves County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.993 Un36g
  • Hickman County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.998 Un36h
  • Johnson County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.9245 Un36j
  • Kentucky 1850 Census Index R976.9 J137k
  • Marshall County Kentucky 1850 Census R976.991 Un36ma
  • National Archives Microfilm Publications Barren and Bath Counties R976.972 F922n

1860

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • 1860 Census of Powell County Kentucky R976.9585 P871p
  • Kentucky 1860 Census Index East R929.3 J137ke
  • Kentucky 1860 Census Index West R929.3 J137kw

1870

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • 1870 U.S. Census of Knox County, Kentucky R976.9125 G135k
  • Kentucky 1870 Census Index East R976.9 J137ke
  • Kentucky 1870 Census Index West R976.9 J137kw

1880

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky counties.

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1880 Census R976.9623 Un36r

1890

Kentucky Microfilm

  • Special Schedules of the 11th Census Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Kentucky Books & Indexes

  • 1890 Kentucky Census Index: Special Schedule of the 11th Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans R976.9 J137kz

1900

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky Counties.

1910

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky Counties.

1920

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky Counties.

1930

Kentucky Microfilm

  • All available census microfilm for Kentucky Counties.

Miscellaneous

1782-1850

  • Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia) 1782-1850: Heads of Families and Index to the United States Census R929.4 Un36ha KY

1840

  • Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services R351.54 Un36c KY
  • General Index to a Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service, 1840 R351.54 Un36g KY

Additional Sources for Census Records

  • A good source for information about the availability of census microfilm in Kentucky is: Directory of the Federal Population Censuses on Microfilm in Kentucky Public Institutions R929.1 K419d
  • The History Department of the Cincinnati Public Library has all available United States census and soundex microfilm from 1790 through 1920.