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U.S. Census Connections: A Resource Guide

Pre-1900 Economic Data

There were no separate economic censuses taken before 1905 but economy-related questions were included in the decennial censuses starting in 1810. Included in this section are sources of economic data collected by the Census Bureau or its predecessors. 

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.