Series 8566
United States. Department of the Interior Census of the United States (1880). Population. Utah

Dates: s 1880.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

These are the population schedules for Utah from the tenth United States census used to determine congressional representation and gather statistical information on the populace. Under the census act of 1880, census data was collected by specially appointed agents of the Census Office, then a temporary office within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Columns in the schedule record the dwelling house numbered in order of visitation; name of each person whose place of abode on June 1, 1880 was in this family; personal description , specifically color (race), sex, and age; civil condition (marital status); occupation; health, specifically blind, deaf and dumb, idiotic, insane, maimed/crippled/bedridden, or otherwise; education, specifically attended school, cannot read, cannot write; and nativity, specifically place (state or country) of birth for self, father, and mother. Marginal notations, not specifically asked for in the census include M for Mormon (member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), D for disfellowshipped, G for gentile (non-Mormon), J for Josephite (member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), and AM for anti-Mormon.


Alphabetical by county name.

Research Note

Masters of the film are held by the National Archives. We hold only reference copies; as such, no film should be loaned.

Custody History

Following microfilming, the Census Office apparently turned the paper schedules over to various libraries. The paper records were then given to the State Archives by the Daughters of the American Revolution library in Washington D.C.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public: Census information is made public after 72 years..

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Archivally processed by A.C. Cone in August 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A soundex index to the population schedules was created by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. A microfilm copy is available in the Research Center library,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1 Beaver-Cache
2 1 Cache-Rich
3 2 Salt Lake-Sanpete
4 2 Sanpete-Sevier
4 3 Summit-Utah
5 3 Utah-Weber

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.