1880 United States Census

10th U.S. national census

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 requires |journal= (help)
  4. Resident Population of the United States from a State of Wyoming website