Census of 1790

The Census of 1790 was the first census conducted in the United States. It recorded the population as of “Census Day” — August 2, 1790. At this time, the population of the United States was enumerated to be 3,929,214 and the population of Connecticut was 237,946. The population of Woodbridge was counted as 2,124 according to figures published by the CT Department of Economic and Community Development.

Census data included the name of the head of the family and enumerated all others living with this person in categories — free white males at least 16 years of age, free white males under 16 years of age, free white females, all other free persons (reported by gender and color), and slaves — but did not list anyone by name aside from the Head of Household.

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