RECORD GROUP: County Clerk
RECORD SERIES #: 900
VOLUME: 4 volumes, unbound
The total number of individuals listed in the database developed by the Monmouth County Archives for the Monmouth County 1880 Enumeration is 55,210, as compared to the 1880 Federal Census total of 55,538. The reason for the difference has not been determined.
The information in the volumes pertaining to each resident includes: name, race (white, black, mulatto, Chinese, American Indian); gender (male or female); and age at last birthday (prior to June 1880). No Chinese residents were recorded on the Enumeration, although one Chinese family of seven residing in Middletown was recorded on the US Census.
Genealogist Roger D. Joslyn has noted that the 1880 Enumerations can be used to locate families not covered by the Work Project’s Administration (WPA) Soundex index, which includes only households, in which there was at least one child aged ten or younger, as well as individuals missed or incorrectly indexed.
|Type of Sort||Order of Data||Residents||%|
|Oldest residents (70 years & over)||Youngest to oldest||1,512||2.7%|
|Youngest residents (10 years & younger)||Youngest to oldest||13,922||25.2%|
|Native American residents||Alphabetical by name||10||0.1%|
|African-American residents||Alphabetical by name||3,111||5.6%|
|Mulatto residents||Alphabetical by name||352||0.6%|
|All residents||Alphabetical by name||55,210|
The indexes provide the name, age, race, town, and district where each individual was found. They also specify the volume number and page where the individual appears.
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