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Slaves as a Percentage of the U.S. Population

(1800-1860)

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Slavery in America

The chart below shows the numbers of Americans in each census year from 1800 to 1860, along with the total population of slaves in America. The last column shows the what percentage of the total U.S. population were enslaved.

American Slavery

An American Slave with Scars from Whipping


Year
Total U.S. Population (in millions)
Total U.S. Slave Population (in millions)
Slaves as a Percentage of the Total U.S. Population

1800

5.1

0.9

17.6%

1810

6.8

1.1

16.1%

1820

10

1.5

15 %

1830

12.8

2.0

15.6%

1840

17

2.5

14.7%

1850

23

3.2

13.9%

1860

31.2

4.0

12.8%

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