The Federal Census of 1840 contains schedules for Vienna Township, Trumbull County, Ohio. The population of the Township in 1840 was 969. The population of Ohio was 1,519,467. The total population of the United States in 1840 was 17,069,453. Of this number 2,487,355 were enslaved.
The United States Constitution requires that a population census be undertaken every ten years to determine the appropriation of seats in the United States House of Representatives and for the collection of taxes. The United States was the first nation to legislate a regularly held census. This sixth census taken in the United States record the population as o June 1, 1840.
Enumerators of the 1840 Federal Census were required to use for the first time in the Census's history printed schedules. The enumerators collected the following information:
For More Information
"1840 Overview." United States Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.