Black Marylanders 1790:
African American Population by County, Status & Gender


Census data was accessed from the University of Virginia Historical Censor Browser.



County Total Population Free Colored
Nonslaveholding Families
Free Colored
Slaveholding Families
All Other
Free Persons
Slaves Avg. Slaves Per
Slaveholding Family
Slaveholding Families
ALLEGANY 4,809 N/A N/A 12 258 N/A N/A
ANNE ARUNDEL 22,598 64 12 804 10,130 9.20 1,096
BALTIMORE 25,434 68 0 604 5,877 5.70 1,029
BALTIMORE CITY 13,503 45 1 323 1,255 3.20 389
CALVERT 8,652 N/A N/A 136 4,305 N/A N/A
CAROLINE 9,506 73 1 421 2,057 4.90 418
CECIL 13,625 192 1 163 3,407 6.30 539
CHARLES 20,613 128 3 404 10,085 8.30 1,221
DORCHESTER 15,875 24 3 528 5,337 10.00 296
FREDERICK 30,791 18 1 213 3,641 5.40 678
HARFORD 14,976 141 0 775 3,417 5.80 586
KENT 12,836 86 34 655 5,433 7.00 781
MONTGOMERY 18,003 33 0 294 6,030 6.50 933
PRINCE GEORGE'S 21,344 9 1 164 11,176 11.40 978
QUEEN ANNE'S 15,463 100 9 618 6,674 8.10 828
SOMERSET 15,610 N/A N/A 268 7,070 N/A N/A
ST MARY'S 15,544 38 2 343 6,985 7.80 892
TALBOT 13,084 148 16 1,076 4,777 7.30 651
WASHINGTON 15,822 11 0 64 1,286 4.80 269
WORCESTER 11,640 20 0 178 3,836 6.00 642
TOTAL 319,728 1,198 84 8,043 103,036 7.50 12,226