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The Historic Pittsburgh Census Project allows users to search the U.S. Census Schedules for the city of Pittsburgh from the years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 and for Allegheny City from the years 1850, 1860, and 1870. (The boundaries of the cities can be seen on maps from the Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection.)

Census schedules contain information about specific individuals. This data is used to create many of the statistical reports of the U.S. Census. The information included in the schedules varies from year to year. To view a summary of what is found in each year, please visit the Census Data Description page.

To learn more, please see About the Census Project, and for questions about the history and accuracy of the census data, visit the About the Census Schedules.


Searching the Census Schedules

The Census Schedules can be searched in a variety of ways. Below are links to the different types of searches. Please read the Census Help page for directions.

  • Name Search - Search by first and/or last name
  • Street Search - Search by street name or number (Pittsburgh 1880 only)
  • Advanced Search - Search by first and/or last name, city of birth, occupation, and sex.


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Historic Pittsburgh is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.