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Census and Population

Date Availability
June 7, 1841 on-line FreeCen
March 30, 1851 on-line FreeCen
April 7, 1861 on-line FreeCen
April 2, 1871 on-line FreeCen
April 3, 1881 on-line FreeCen
on-line LDS
April 5, 1891 on-line FreeCen
March 31, 1901 on-line Ancestry.co.uk
April 2, 1911 on-line Ancestry.co.uk

I recommend using Freecen for Cornwall research. Freecen has the complete set from 1841 to 1891. These records were transcribed independantly, and the quality of the transcription is higher than those on any other website. If you are having problems finding your ancestor on one of the paid websites, try Freecen.

The following websites have a complete set of the census online:

Penryn Population:

1644= 2,000 (estimate)
1801= 2,324 1811= 2,713 1821= 2,933 1831= 3,521 1841= 3,337
1851= 3,959 1861= 3,547 1871= 3,679 1881= 3,466 1891= 3,256
1901= 3,190 1911= 3,092 1921= 3,149 1931= 3,892 1951= 4,102
1961= 4,451 1971= 5,135 1981= 5,115 1991= 5,940 2000= 6,085