Black Marylanders 1840:
African American Population by County, Status & Gender


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



County Total Population Free Black Males Free Black Females Total Free Blacks Enslaved Males Enslaved Females Total Enslaved Blacks
ALLEGANY 15,690 113 102 215 374 438 812
ANNE ARUNDEL 29,532 2,513 2,570 5,083 5,179 4,640 9,819
BALTIMORE CITY 102,313     17,967     4,396
BALTIMORE 32,066     3,486     3,199
CALVERT 9,229 722 752 1,474 2,104 2,066 4,170
CAROLINE 7,806 861 859 1,720 397 355 752
CARROLL 17,241 450 448 898 596 526 1,122
CECIL 17,232 1,318 1,233 2,551 708 644 1,352
CHARLES 16,023 401 418 819 4,615 4,567 9,182
DORCHESTER 18,843 1,925 2,062 3,987 2,216 2,011 4,227
FREDERICK 36,405 1,443 1,542 2,985 2,361 2,084 4,445
HARFORD 17,120 1,257 1,179 2,436 1,354 1,289 2,643
KENT 10,842 1,275 1,216 2,491 1,517 1,218 2,735
MONTGOMERY 14,669 646 667 1,313 2,690 2,445 5,135
PRINCE GEORGE'S 19,539 585 495 1,080 5,414 5,222 10,636
QUEEN ANNE'S 12,633 1,308 1,233 2,541 2,088 1,872 3,960
SOMERSET 19,508 1,240 1,406 2,646 2,863 2,514 5,377
ST MARY'S 13,224 699 694 1,393 2,926 2,835 5,761
TALBOT 12,090 1,170 1,170 2,340 1,907 1,780 3,687
WASHINGTON 28,850 772 808 1,580 1,288 1,258 2,546
WORCESTER 18,377 1,526 1,547 3,073 1,889 1,650 3,539
TOTAL 469,232 29,187 32,891 62,078 45,959 43,536 89,495