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1840 Kanawha County Census Statistics

Population Statistics
Total Population 13567
White Males 5834
White Females 5076
Total Slaves 2560
Male Slaves Age 24 and Over 645
Female Slaves Age 24 and Over 346
Total Free Colored Persons 97
Male Free Colored Persons Age 24 and Over 17
Female Free Colored Persons Age 24 and Over 19
Foreigners Not Naturalized N/A


Educational Statistics
Universities or Colleges 0
Academies and Grammar Schools 0
Primary and Common Schools 19
Scholars in Primary and Common Schools 408
Scholars in Public Charge 120
White Persons Age 20 or Over Who Cannot Read and Write 431
% of Total Population Who Cannot Read and Write 3.2


Occupational Statistics
Persons Involved in Manufacturing and Trade 1085
Persons Involved in Navigation of the Oceans 5
Persons Involved in Navigation of Canals, Lakes and Rivers 287
Persons Involved in Learned Professions and Engineers 24
Persons Involved in Printing and Binding 0
Persons Involved in Mining 160
Persons Involved in Agriculture 7731
Persons Involved in Commerce 85


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