1880 United States Census

10th national census of the United States, taken on June 1, 1880

The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. It was done by the Census Bureau during June 1880.[1] It was the first time that women were allowed to be enumerators.[2] The Superintendent of the Census was Francis Amasa Walker.[3]

The 1880 census found the population of the United States to be 50,189,209. This was an increase of 30.2 percent from the 1870 Census.[4]


  1. 1880 Census: Instructions to Enumerators from IPUMS, a website of the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota
  2. From Inkwell To Internet: 1880 from the U.S. Census Bureau
  3. Billings, John S. (1902). "Biographical Memoir of Francis Amasa Walker 1840–1897" (PDF). National Academy Press. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-19. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. Resident Population of the United States from a State of Wyoming website