North Carolina Census Records Online includes Federal and State censuses. Census records (especially when indexed) are one of the easiest ways to find family members and track individuals over their lifetime.

 

 

US Census Records

In the United States, federal censuses are taken every 10 years and these records are made public 72 after the census is taken. US Censuses began in 1790 and the most recent census available is the 1950 census. Most of the 1890 census was destroyed by fire, but parts remain and you can use other records as census substitutes.

 

HINT: You can look at federal (1870-1920) census records to see if your ancestor was naturalized and if they were, visit North Carolina Naturalization Records online.

 

HINT: Between 1790 and 1840, only the head of household is named in the census.

 

HINT: Between 1850 and present, all people living in a household are named in the census.

 

HINT: Between 1850 and 1880 there are census mortality schedules listing who died in the year before the census was taken.

 

 

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US level Census Records

US – 1790 – United States Census, 1790, at FS, index & images

US – 1790 – 1790 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1800 – United States Census, 1800, at FS, index & images

US – 1800 – 1800 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1810 – United States Census, 1810, at FS, index & images

US – 1810 – 1810 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1820 – United States Census, 1820, at FS, index & images

US – 1820 – 1820 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1830 – United States Census, 1830, at FS, index & images

US – 1830 – 1830 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1840 – United States Census, 1840, at FS, index & images

US – 1840 – 1840 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1848 – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970, at FS, index & images

US – 1850 – United States Census, 1850, at FS, index & images

US – 1850 – 1850 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1850 – United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850, at FS, index & images

US – 1850 – 1850 United States Federal Census (Mortality Schedule), at MH-$

US – 1850 – United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850, at FS, index & images

US – 1850 – 1850 United States Federal Census (Slave Schedule), at MH-$

US – 1860 – United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860, at FS, index & images

US – 1860 – United States Census, 1860, at FS, index & images

US – 1860 – 1860 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1870 – United States Census, 1870, at FS, index & images

US – 1870 – 1870 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1880 – United States Census, 1880, at FS, index & images

US – 1880 – 1880 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1885 – United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940, at FS, index & links to images

US – 1890 – United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, at FS, index & images

US – 1890 – United States Census, 1890, at FS, index & images

US – 1890 – 1890 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1900 – United States Census, 1900, at FS, index & images

US – 1900 – 1900 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1908 – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910, at FS, index & links to images

US – 1910 – United States Census, 1910, at FS, index & images

US – 1910 – 1910 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1920 – United States Census, 1920, at FS, index & images

US – 1920 – 1920 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1930 – United States Census of Merchant Seamen, 1930, at FS, index & images

US – 1930 – 1930 United States Census of Merchant Seamen, at MH-$

US – 1930 – United States Census, 1930, at FS, index & images

US – 1930 – 1930 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1940 – United States Census, 1940, at FS, index & images

US – 1940 – United States Census, 1940, at NA

US – 1940 – 1940 United States Federal Census, at MH-$

US – 1950 – United States Census, 1950, at FS, index & images

US – 1950 – United States Census, 1950, at NA

 

 

 

North Carolina Census Records online at the state level

North Carolina – 1784 – Arthur’s in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – [North Carolina census 1790 – Tax Rolls 1763-1795] : [Sneed family information], at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Arthurs in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Census schedules, 1790, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790 : North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790, North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790, North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Index to the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Covering volumes I-XXV : published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – Index to the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Covering volumes I-XXV : published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – North Carolina – 1790 census – Welch families, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – North Carolina, 1790 thru 1840 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1790 – The Colonial records of North Carolina published … by order of the General Assembly, at FS

North Carolina – 1800 – 1800 Census of North Carolina : [McKinney family information], at FS

North Carolina – 1800 – Arthur’s in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1800 – North Carolina – 1800 Census – Welch families, at FS

North Carolina – 1810 – North Carolina – 1810 Census – Welch families, at FS

North Carolina – 1820 – Arthur’s in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1830 – Arthur’s in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1834 – Census records and Cherokee muster rolls, at FS

North Carolina – 1835 – Census records and Cherokee muster rolls, at FS

North Carolina – 1835 – Cherokee Nation east, roll of 1835, at FS

North Carolina – 1835 – Index to the 1835 census of the Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River, at FS

North Carolina – 1837 – Census records and Cherokee muster rolls, at FS

North Carolina – 1838 – Census records and Cherokee muster rolls, at FS

North Carolina – 1848 – Copy of census of North Carolina or Eastern Cherokees: taken under act of Congress July, 29, 1848, at FS

North Carolina – 1850 – Arthurs in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1850 – Nonpopulation census schedules for North Carolina, 1850-1880, mortality and manufacturing [industry], at FS

North Carolina – 1850 – Nonpopulation census schedules for North Carolina, 1850-1880, mortality and manufacturing [industry], at FS

North Carolina – 1850 – North Carolina, 1850 federal census: population schedules, at FS

North Carolina – 1860 – Arthurs in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1860 – North Carolina 1860 federal census: agricultural schedules, at FS

North Carolina – 1860 – North Carolina, 1860 federal census population schedules, at FS

North Carolina – 1870 – Arthurs in North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1870 – North Carolina, 1870 federal census : population schedules, at FS

North Carolina – 1880 – 1880 soundex of North Carolina census, at FS

North Carolina – 1880 – North Carolina, 1880 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1890 – Indians: eastern band of Cherokees: of North Carolina, at FS

North Carolina – 1898 – Indian census rolls, Cherokee, 1898-1939, at FS

North Carolina – 1900 – North Carolina, 1900 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1900 – North Carolina, 1900 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1910 – North Carolina, 1910 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1920 – North Carolina, 1920 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1930 – North Carolina, 1930 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1930 – North Carolina, 1930 federal census, at FS

North Carolina – 1940 – North Carolina, 1940 population census : population schedules, at FS

North Carolina – 1950 – On Our Cover : [North Carolina – 1950 census], at FS

 

 

 

North Carolina Census Records online at the county level

Anson County – Census – 1850 – 1850 U.S. Census Anson County, North Carolina, at FS

Anson County – Census – 1850 – Historians Report : the Huntleys of Anson County, North Carolina, at FS

Anson County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Census of Anson County, North Carolina, at FS

Ashe County – Census – 1880 – List of Persons in Ashe County [North Carolina], Census, 1880, at FS

Bertie County – Census – 1790 – First Census of the United States, 1790, for Bertie County, North Carolina, at FS

Bertie County – Taxation – Confederate Tax Census for Bertie County, North Carolina, 1862, at FS

Bladen County – Census – 1800 – 1800, Bladen County [North Carolina], Census, at FS

Camden County – Census – 1790 – [Genealogical Records of Camden County and Pasquotank County], at FS

Camden County – Census – 1790 – Census, Camden County, North Carolina, 1790 (581 Families), 1850 (770 Families), at FS

Camden County – Census – 1850 – [Genealogical Records of Camden County and Pasquotank County], at FS

Camden County – Census – 1850 – Census, Camden County, North Carolina, 1790 (581 Families), 1850 (770 Families), at FS

Camden County – Census – 1850 – Records of Camden & Pasquotank Counties, North Carolina : 770 Families, at FS

Camden County – Census – 1840 – [Genealogical Records of Camden County and Pasquotank County], at FS

Camden County – Census – 1860 – [Genealogical Records of Camden County and Pasquotank County], at FS

Caswell County – Census – 1786 – Caswell County, North Carolina : Land Grants, Tax Lists, State Census, Apprentice Bonds, Estate Records, at FS

Chatham County – Census – 1850 – Miscellaneous Records of Chatham County, North Carolina, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1850 – 1850 U.S. Census Cherokee County North Carolina, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1850 – North Carolina Cherokee County Records 1835 – 1860, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1880 – 1880 U. S. Census, Cherokee Co., North Carolina, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – Indian Census Records, 1894-1904, 1925, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1840 – North Carolina Cherokee County Records 1835 – 1860, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1860 – Index to the Cherokee County North Carolina 1860 Census, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1860 – North Carolina Cherokee County Records 1835 – 1860, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1870 – Cherokee County, North Carolina, 1870 Census, at FS

Cherokee County – Census – 1900 – 1900 U. S. Census, Cherokee Co. North Carolina, at FS

Cleveland County – Statistics – Annual Report of the Public Schools of Cleveland County for the Year, at FS

Cleveland County – Census – 1890 – Population Schedules of the Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890, at FS

Cumberland County – Census – 1880 – North Carolina Mortality Census, at FS

Cumberland County – Census – 1880 – North Carolina Mortality Census, at FS

Cumberland County – Census – 1880 – North Carolina Mortality Census, at FS

Davidson County – Census – School Records (Davidson County, North Carolina), 1855-1934, at FS

Davie County – Census – School Records (Davie County, North Carolina), 1831-1908, at FS

Duplin County – Census – 1786 – Duplin County, North Carolina : Census Taken by the State of North Carolina, 1786, at FS

Gaston County – Census – 1890 – Population Schedules of the Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890, at FS

Graham County – Census – Indian Census Records, 1894-1904, 1925, at FS

Granville County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Census, Granville County, North Carolina, at FS

Halifax County – Census – 1786 – Records: Halifax County, North Carolina : Tax Lists for Years 1782 and 1790; Census for Years 1786 and 1800 (this Name Only) No Imprint, at FS

Halifax County – Census – 1800 – Records: Halifax County, North Carolina : Tax Lists for Years 1782 and 1790; Census for Years 1786 and 1800 (this Name Only) No Imprint, at FS

Hertford County – Census – 1820 – 1820 Census North Carolina / 1850 Census Letcher County, Kentucky, at FS

Iredell County – Census – 1840 – Census of 1840 (List of Persons Aged 80-100) Iredell County, North Carolina, at FS

Lenoir County – Census – 1880 – 1880 Census for Lenoir County, North Carolina, White Inhabitants, at FS

Lenoir County – Census – 1860 – 1860 Census, for Lenoir County, North Carolina, at FS

Lenoir County – Census – 1870 – Abstract of 1870 Census for Lenoir County, North Carolina, at FS

Moore County – Census – Miscellaneous Ancient Records of Moore County, N.C., at FS

New Hanover County – Census – 1786 – New Hanover County, North Carolina : Census Taken by State of North Carolina, 1786, at FS

Onslow County – Census – Abstracts of the Records of Onslow County, North Carolina, 1734-1850, at FS

Pasquotank County – Census – 1850 – Inhabitants (white) : County of Pasquotank, State of North Carolina U. S. Census, 1850, at FS

Pasquotank County – Census – School Records (Pasquotank County, North Carolina), 1757-1914, at FS

Pitt County – Census – 1860 – 1860 Pitt County Industrial Census, at FS

Randolph County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Randolph County Census, North Carolina, at FS

Robeson County – Census – 1880 – Robeson County, at FS

Rowan County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Census of Rowan County, North Carolina, at FS

Rowan County – Census – 1850 – United States Census 1850 for Rowan County, North Carolina, at FS

Rowan County – Census – 1880 – United States Census 1880 for Rowan County, North Carolina by Township, at FS

Rowan County – Census – School Census Returns and Records (Rowan County, North Carolina), 1812, 1847-1906, at FS

Rowan County – Census – 1810 – Historical Records of Rowan County, North Carolina, at FS

Rowan County – Census – 1810 – Rowan County, North Carolina, 1810 Census, at FS

Rutherford County – Taxation – Rutherford County, North Carolina 1790 Census and 1782 Tax List, at FS

Rutherford County – Census – 1790 – Rutherford County, North Carolina 1790 Census and 1782 Tax List, at FS

Rutherford County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Census, Rutherford County, North Carolina, at FS

Stanly County – Census – 1860 – 1860 Federal Census of Stanly County, North Carolina : Schedules 1-6, at FS

Stokes County – Census – 1790 – 1790 Stokes County, North Carolina Census, at FS

Swain County – Census – Indian Census Records, 1894-1904, 1925, at FS

Tyrrell County – Census – 1850 – The 1850 Tyrrell County Census, N.C., at FS

Wake County – Census – School Records (Wake County, North Carolina), 1856, 1871-1939, at FS

Watauga County – Census – School Records (Watauga County, North Carolina), 1870-1896, at FS

Wilkes County – Schools – School Census (Wilkes County, North Carolina), 1841-1853, at FS

Wilkes County – Census – 1787 – 1787 Census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, at FS

Wilkes County – Census – 1787 – The North Carolina Census of Wilkes County, 1787 : Copied from the Original in the State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, at FS

Wilkes County – Census – 1850 – 1850 Census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, at FS

 

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