About Census Records
A census is far more than a simple enumeration of an area's population. It can be an excellent resource for genealogists, historians, and sociologists as they document vital statistics as well as the history of social change.
How to Find Information
General Census Records for Colorado
The 1885 Colorado State Census is available on microfilm at the Colorado State Archives. All Federal Censuses have been digitized and are available through the National Archives and Records Administration at the link below.
The specific questions asked by census takers varied from decade to decade and as such each enumeration provides different information. Click on the links below for a list of what information was recorded in each census, as well as other information.
Note: The 1880 Census is the first to use the "Soundex", four-character phonetic index. Learn how to look up names using the "Soundex".
- 1850 Federal Census
- 1870 Federal Census
- 1880 Federal Census
- 1885 Colorado Census
- 1890 Federal Census (not available)
- 1900 Federal Census
- 1910 Federal Census (1910 Soundex not available)
- 1920 Federal Census
- 1930 Federal Census (1930 Soundex not available)
Special/Unique Census Records
Native American / Indian Census Rolls (1885-1944)
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