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New Jersey Census Data

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) - July 21, 1824
Census of Patterson, New Jersey
The Newark Eagle says it appears by the census taken during the present month, by the Rev. Mr. Fisher, that this flourishing place contains 4727 inhabitants being an increase (considering that the national census included the whole township in which Patterson is located) of near 2000 since the year 1820. Number of Males, 2391; Females, 2346; Families, 815; People of Color, 159; Schools, 9. There are 691 Dwelling Houses, 286 of which have been built within 4 years, 51 Stores, Shops, & c. 17 Houses and Shops now building, and 7 Organized Churches. There are besides 12 Cotton Mills, employing 1645 Mill hands 17, 724 Spindles 165 Power looms. Two Duck Mills, belonging to Messrs. John Colt and John Travers, and employing 246 hands 1433 Spindles 106 Hand looms. The Machine Shop of Messrs Godwin, Rogers and Co., not included in the above enumeration, employs 66 hands, and is said to be more extensive than any other in the Union.


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