Black Marylanders 1850:
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
ALLEGANY 22,769 186 226 412 311 413 724
ANNE ARUNDEL 32,393 2,338 2,264 4,602 5,939 5,310 11,249
BALTIMORE 41,592     3,633     3,772
BALTIMORE CITY 169,054 25,442 2,945
CALVERT 9,646 732 798 1,530 2,238 2,248 4,486
CAROLINE 9,692 1,378 1,410 2,788 416 392 808
CARROLL 20,616 476 498 974 499 476 975
CECIL 18,939 1,371 1,252 2,623 414 430 844
CHARLES 16,162 455 458 913 5,009 4,575 9,584
DORCHESTER 18,877 1,851 1,997 3,848 2,177 2,105 4,282
FREDERICK 40,987 1,824 1,936 3,760 1,983 1,930 3,913
HARFORD 19,356 1,427 1,350 2,777 1,060 1,106 2,166
KENT 11,386 1,572 1,571 3,143 1,412 1,215 2,627
MONTGOMERY 15,860 632 679 1,311 2,632 2,482 5,114
PRINCE GEORGE'S 21,549 554 584 1,138 5,929 5,581 11,510
QUEEN ANNE'S 14,484 1,597 1,681 3,278 2,230 2,040 4,270
SOMERSET 22,456 1,741 1,742 3,483 2,930 2,658 5,588
ST MARY'S 13,698 806 827 1,633 2,993 2,849 5,842
TALBOT 13,811 1,279 1,314 2,593 2,144 1,990 4,134
WASHINGTON 30,848 854 974 1,828 967 1,123 2,090
WORCESTER 18,859 1,486 1,528 3,014 1,797 1,647 3,444
TOTAL 583,034 35,192 39,531 74,723 45,944 44,424 90,368