Special Censuses (1845-2004)

Special censuses are taken upon request for the population of a specific city or town.  State statute allows them:

“Whenever the council of any incorporated city or town in this state shall be of the opinion that there has been a substantial increase or decrease in the population of such city or town since the last preceding census of such city or town, taken under the authority of the state, or of the United States, said council may, by resolution, declare that it is deemed advisable and necessary that a special census be taken in said city or town, and request the governor to order a special census to be taken therein.  Upon such a resolution being passed by the council of any incorporated city or town and a certified copy thereof, certified to by the city clerk of such city or town, being presented to the governor, the governor shall order a special census to be taken in such city or town and shall immediately appoint a census supervisor, who shall be a resident in and qualified voter of such city or town, to supervise the taking of such special census.  Such supervisor shall subscribe to an oath that he will faithfully discharge the duties of such office and cause a true and correct census of the population of such city to be taken, according to his best ability, which oath shall be filed with the secretary of state.” RSMo 71.160

Most of these special censuses do NOT include individuals’ names (*).  Those that do include names usually do not have much more information beyond gender and age.

To request a search of a special census, please complete and submit a research request.

LocationDateCityCountyTranscribed?
On DVD 1845 St. Louis St. Louis No
Stacks 1857 Carondelet St. Louis No
Stacks 1858 Carondelet St. Louis No
Stacks 1867 Jefferson City* Cole N/A
#R50 1873 Jefferson City Cole No
Stacks 1887 Nevada* Vernon N/A
On DVD 1887 Independence Jackson Yes
Stacks 1889 Moberly* Randolph N/A
Stacks 1889 Sedalia* Pettis N/A
Stacks 1889 Springfield* Greene N/A
Stacks 1890 De Soto* Jefferson N/A
Stacks 1890 Joplin* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1895 Joplin* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1903 Cape Girardeau* Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1904 Cape Girardeau* Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1904 Lexington* Lafayette N/A
Stacks 1904 Moberly* Randolph N/A
Stacks 1904 Springfield* Greene N/A
Stacks 1905 Alba* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1905 Braymer* Caldwell N/A
Stacks 1905 Elvins* St. Francois N/A
Stacks 1905 Independence* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1905 La Belle* Lewis N/A
Stacks 1905 Webb City* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1906 Cape Girardeau* Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1906 Elsberry Lincoln Yes
Stacks 1906 Jackson* Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1906 Jefferson City* Cole N/A
Stacks 1906 New Haven* Franklin N/A
Stacks 1906 Novinger Adair Yes
Stacks 1906 Parkville* Platte N/A
Stacks 1906 Sikeston* Scott N/A
Stacks 1906 University City * (includes printed map) St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1907 Independence* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1907 Jefferson City* Cole N/A
Stacks 1907 Maysville* DeKalb N/A
Stacks 1907 Oran* Scott N/A
Stacks 1907 Savannah* Andrew N/A
Stacks 1908 Carthage* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1908 Chaffee* Scott N/A
Stacks 1908 Elvins* St. Francois N/A
Stacks 1908 Flat River* St. Francois N/A
Stacks 1908 Liberal Barton Yes
Stacks 1908 Portageville* New Madrid N/A
Stacks 1909 Carthage* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1909 Centralia Boone Yes
Stacks 1909 Fredericktown* Madison N/A
Stacks 1909 Kennett* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1909 Malden* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1909 Piedmont* Wayne N/A
Stacks 1909 St. James* Phelps N/A
Stacks 1910 Cardwell* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1910 Chaffee* Scott N/A
Stacks 1910 King City* Gentry N/A
Stacks 1911 Belton Cass Yes
Stacks 1911 Campbell* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1911 Humansville Polk Yes
Stacks 1911 Independence* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1911 New London* Ralls N/A
Stacks 1911 Purcell* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1912 Bevier* Macon N/A
Stacks 1912 Cainsville* Harrison N/A
Stacks 1912 Lockwood* Dade N/A
Stacks 1912 Plattsburg* Clinton N/A
Stacks 1912 Sullivan* Crawford-Franklin N/A
Stacks 1913 Carthage* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1913 Clayton* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1913 Parma* New Madrid N/A
Stacks 1914 Illmo* Scott N/A
Stacks 1914 Liberal* Barton N/A
Stacks 1915 Carthage* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1915 Gallatin Daviess Yes
Stacks 1916 Bernie* Stoddard N/A
Stacks 1916 Cape Girardeau* Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1916 Carthage* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1916 La Plata* Macon N/A
Stacks 1916 Newburg* Phelps N/A
Stacks 1916 Republic Greene Yes
Stacks 1916 Richland Pulaski Yes
Stacks 1917 Bismarck* St. Francois N/A
Stacks 1917 Columbia* Boone N/A
Stacks 1917 Liberal* Barton N/A
Stacks 1917 Union* Franklin N/A
Stacks 1919 Richmond Heights* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1920 Richland Pulaski Yes
Stacks 1920 Shrewsbury Park* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1922 St. Clair* Franklin N/A
Stacks 1922 Sugar Creek Jackson Yes
Stacks 1922 Webster Groves* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1924 Ash Grove* Greene N/A
Stacks 1924 Bismarck* St. Francois N/A
Stacks 1924 Lockwood* Dade N/A
Stacks 1925 Joplin* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1926 St. Clair* Franklin N/A
Stacks 1926 Shrewsbury* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1927 Belton Cass Yes
Stacks 1928 Steele* Pemiscot N/A
Stacks 1929 Grandview Jackson Yes
Stacks 1930 Lathrop Clinton Yes
Stacks 1930 Lilbourn New Madrid Yes
Stacks 1931 Higbee Randolph Yes
Stacks 1931 Maysville DeKalb Yes
Stacks 1931 Novinger* Adair N/A
Stacks 1931 Oran Scott Yes
Stacks 1931 St. John's* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1933 Carthage Jasper Yes
Stacks 1933 Ladue* Henry N/A
Stacks 1934 Camdenton* Camden N/A
Stacks 1934 Clayton* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1934 Kahoka* Clark N/A
Stacks 1935 Braymer* Caldwell N/A
Stacks 1935 Richmond Heights* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1937 Camdenton* Camden N/A
Stacks 1937 Richland* Pulaski N/A
Stacks 1938 Malden* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1939 Berkeley* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1941 Humansville* Polk N/A
Stacks 1942 Joplin* Jasper N/A
Stacks 1943 Anderson McDonald No
Stacks 1944 Belton* Cass N/A
Stacks 1946 Iberia Miller No
Stacks 1947 Mansfield Wright No
Stacks 1948 Sycamore Hills* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1954 Berkeley* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1954 Platte Woods* Platte N/A
Stacks 1955 Belton* Cass N/A
Stacks 1955 Potosi* Washington N/A
Stacks 1957 Bel-Ridge* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1957 Rock Hill* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1958 Huntleigh* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1958 Union* Franklin N/A
Stacks 1961 Cabool* Texas N/A
Stacks 1962 Bridgeton* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1962 Holliday* Monroe N/A
Stacks 1962 Renick* Randolph N/A
Stacks 1962 St. Ann* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1962 Sugar Creek* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1962 Washburn Barry No
Stacks 1963 Aurora* Lawrence N/A
Stacks 1963 Catron New Madrid No
Stacks 1963 Diamond* Newton N/A
Stacks 1963 Houston* Texas N/A
Stacks 1963 Howardville New Madrid No
Stacks 1963 Independence* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1963 St. Elizabeth* Miller N/A
Stacks 1964 Macon* Macon N/A
Stacks 1964 Oak Grove* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1964 Senath* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1965 Ava* Douglas N/A
Stacks 1965 Belle* Maries-Osage N/A
Stacks 1965 Farber* Audrain N/A
Stacks 1965 Holcomb Dunklin No
Stacks 1965 Richmond* Ray N/A
Stacks 1965 Troy* Lincoln N/A
Stacks 1966 Malden* Dunklin N/A
Stacks 1967 Oak Grove* Jackson N/A
Stacks 1967 Stoutland* Camden N/A
Stacks 1967 Willard* Greene N/A
Stacks 1968 Hazelwood* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1968 Lake Winnebago* Cass N/A
Stacks 1969 Ballwin* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Bellefontaine Neighbors * St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Breckenridge Hills* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Bridgeton* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Dellwood* Dellwood N/A
Stacks 1969 Des Peres* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Edmundson* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Ellisville* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Frontenac* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Gainesville* Ozark N/A
Stacks 1969 Grantwood Village* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Overland* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Riverview* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 St. George* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 St. John* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1969 Vinita Park* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Creve Coeur* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Eureka* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Florissant* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Ladue* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Olivette* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1970 Woodson Terrace* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1972 Herculaneum* Jefferson N/A
Stacks 1972 Parkville* Platte N/A
Stacks 1973 Barnett Morgan No
Stacks 1973 Bunker* Dent-Reynolds N/A
Stacks 1973 St. James* Phelps N/A
Stacks 1974 Kimberling City Stone No
Stacks 1974 Cameron** Clinton-DeKalb N/A
Stacks 1974 Osage Beach* Camden-Miller N/A
Stacks 1974 Potosi* Washington N/A
Stacks 1975 Belton* Cass N/A
Stacks 1975 Taneyville Taney No
Stacks 1975 Jackson** Cape Girardeau N/A
Stacks 1975 Times Beach* St. Louis N/A
Stacks 1976 Lake Winnebago* Cass N/A
Stacks 1976 Nixa Christian No
Stacks 1976 Republic* Greene N/A
Stacks 1976 Savannah* Andrew N/A
Stacks 1977 Platte Woods* Platte N/A
Stacks 2004 Licking* Texas N/A

*aggregate data only; no names included
**authorized by the Governor but no return in the file