What state census records are available at the Indiana State Library?


The United States Census included Indiana for the first time in 1820. Prior to that, there was at least one enumeration of the Indiana Territory, in 1807.

Although the Indiana Constitution of 1816 provided for regular state censuses, in practice the state was enumerated on an irregular schedule and many of the censuses were “enumerations” in the strictest sense of the term: enumerators counted the number of white males in each township and county without listing any personal information about any individuals. Most of these enumerations have not survived at the state level, although some may still exist in various county auditors’ offices.

For information on alternatives to state censuses, please see our Indiana State Censuses and Alternate Enumerations guide on the Indiana County Research Guides page.


  • Last Updated Sep 24, 2021
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