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Some informal statistics

Decided to play and see, informally, what ancestry indexed for the 1870 Census.

Ancestry's indices for the 1870 Census are sortable by white/colored. In Minnesota, at least, Indians were not counted as colored.

In some of the other states, Chinese made up a large proportion of those indexed as "colored" (number indicated is those listing birthplace as China)

These are pulled from a quick search at ancestry (has a search choice of white or colored) of the 1870 census:

State # of Colored Residents out of Total

Arizona Territory 21 out of 9658
California 2846 out of 559,135 (a curiosity...there were 48,012 Chinese, but only 3 were included in the "colored")
Idaho Territory 44 out of 15,001
Kansas 11,845 out of 364,677
Minnesota 624 out of 587,707
Montana Territory 1,815 out of 20,617
New Mexico Territory 175 out of 91,756
Oregon 3,334 (3,116 Chinese) out of 91,071
Texas 220,435 out of 820,700
Utah Territory 543(407 born in China) out of 86,787
Washington Territory 434 (226 born in China) out of 23,966
Wyoming Territory 178 (122 born in China) out of 9,129

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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