Statewide California Census records that exist are 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
There are Industry and Agriculture Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules exist for 1890.
Missing from the 1850 federal census are the population schedules for Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties, making the 1852 state census even more useful. California’s 1849 state constitution dictated that a census be taken in 1852, in 1855, and every 10 years after that but The 1852 census was the only one taken.
California State and Territorial Census
- California State Census, 1852 includes 3 counties that are missing from the 1852 census records which are Colusa, Sutter, and Marin Counties.
- California Spanish Mission Censuses, 1796-1798 contains these California mission censuses: San Antonio (1798), San Carlos (1796), San Louis Obispo (1797-1798) and Soledad (1798)
Searchable California Census Databases and other Helpful Links
- California Census Project
- California Census QuickFacts
- California Census Extraction Forms
- United States Federal Census for California
- California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898