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Schenectady County, New York Census Statistics: 1821

[The original schedules for the 1821 New York State Census of Electors were destroyed in the 1911 State Archives fire. The statistical compilation from which this information has been extracted has been scanned and made available [14.75MB PDF file, requires free PDF viewer] by the New York State Library as part of their digital historical documents program.]

Demographic Statistics for Schenectady County, New York: 1821
 Town of DuanesburgTown of GlenvilleTown of NiskayunaTown of PrincetownTown of RotterdamCity of SchenectadyCityCounty% of County
Ward 1Ward 2
Free males, 21 years and up, freeholds worth $250 and up29321254941321291472761,06142.82
Free males, 21 years and up, freeholds worth $50 and less than $2501133111282312351194.80
Free males, 21 years and up, freeholds worth $5 and less than $50166172253210012313826175630.51
Free males, 21 years and up, taxpayers or military122713052114688515354221.87
 
Total Free Males5924881101893743433827252,478 
—— Total % of County23.8919.694.447.6315.0913.8415.4229.26  
Agricultural Statistics for Schenectady County, New York: 1821
 Town of DuanesburgTown of GlenvilleTown of NiskayunaTown of PrincetownTown of RotterdamCity of SchenectadyCityCounty
Ward 1Ward 2
Acres of Improved Land Occupied23,47415,0533,0587,6456,3171,8301,4083,23858,785
—— % of County39.9325.615.2013.0110.753.112.405.51 
 
Neat Cattle Owned3,7222,3795751,1381,3114853528379,962
—— % of County37.3223.885.7711.4213.164.873.538.40 
 
Horses Owned9926561643464121972274242,994
—— % of County33.1321.915.4811.5613.766.587.5814.16 
 
Sheep Owned6,6813,5089131,5371,94446417063415,217
—— % of County43.9023.056.0010.1012.783.051.124.17 
Manufacturing Statistics for Schenectady County, New York: 1821
 Town of DuanesburgTown of GlenvilleTown of NiskayunaTown of PrincetownTown of RotterdamCity of SchenectadyCityCounty
Ward 1Ward 2
Yards of Fulled Cloth Manufactured6,0403,0639891,2451,88241637178714,006
—— % of County43.1221.877.068.8913.442.972.655.62 
 
Yards of Flannel / Woolen Cloth Manufactured7,8343,4588711,4661,48652137189216,007
—— % of County48.9421.605.449.169.283.252.325.57 
 
Yards of Linen / Cotton / Thin Cloth Manufactured10,7284,9821,3331,7481,74550245695821,494
—— % of County49.9123.186.208.138.122.342.124.46 
 
Grist Mills5220403316
—— % of County31.2512.512.5025018.7518.75 
 
Saw Mills13631401128
—— % of County46.4321.4310.713.5714.2903.573.57 
 
Oil Mills000020002
—— % of County0000100.00000 
 
Fulling Mills310030007
—— % of County42.8614.290042.86000 
 
Carding Machines310020006
—— % of County50.0016.670033.33000
 
Cotton and Woolen Factories000000111
—— % of County000000100.00100.00 
 
Iron Works100000001
—— % of County100.000000000 
 
Trip Hammers000000000
 
Distilleries000000000
 
Asheries110000002
—— % of County50.0050.00000000 

Source: Report to the New York State legislature about the 1821 Census of Electors, March 15, 1822, p. 47.

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