Slave numbers in the Southern States as represented through the U.S. Census

Posted on December 12, 2008 by

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Number of slaves in the Southern States, from 1860 back to 1790.

State 1860 1850 1840 1830 1820 1810 1800 1790
Alabama 435,080 342,844 253,532 117,549 47,449
Arkansas 111,115 47,100 19,935 4,576
Florida 61,745 39,310 25,717
Georgia 462,198 381,682 280,944 217,531 149,656 105,218 59,699 29,264
Kentucky 225,483 210,981 182,258 165,213 126,732 80,561 40,343 12,430
Louisiana 331,726 244,809 168,452 109,588 69,064
Maryland 87,189 90,368 89,737 102,994 107,398 111,502 105,635 103,036
Mississippi 436,631 309,878 195,211 65,659 32,814
Missouri 114,931 87,422 58,240 25,096 10,222
North Carolina 331,059 288,548 245,817 245,601 205,017 168,824 133,296 100,783
South Carolina 402,406 384,984 327,038 315,401 251,783 196,365 146,151 107,094
Tennessee 275,719 239,459 183,059 141,603 80,107 44,535 13,584
Texas 182,566 58,161
Virginia 490,865 472,528 449,087 469,757 425,153 392,518 346,671 292,627

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