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Cornwall 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

Penryn Census 1801 to 1831

Item 1801 1811 1821 1831
Inhabitated houses294350467598
Families 353574664724
Houses being built?2012
Uninhabited houses11103144
Families employed in agriculture-778888
Families employed in trade, manufacture, or handicraft -238352361
All other families -259224275
Males9191,0951,2571,582
Females1,4051,6181,6761,939
Total population2,3242,7132,9333,521

I recommend using Freecen for Cornwall census searches. Freecen has the complete set from 1841 to 1891. These records were transcribed independently and the quality of the transcriptions is higher than those on other websites. 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

The population in 1644 is estimated to be 2,000