Statewide Arkansas Census
records that exist are 1830
(fragment, see below), 1900
There are Industry and Agriculture Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. The Union Veterans Schedules exist for 1890.
There is a large collection of published and compiled federal census records and indexes available at the Arkansas History Commission. All federal census records for the state can also be found there on microfilm. The University of Arkansas Special Collections Library holds the mortality schedules, industry schedules, and agriculture schedules for the state. However, the Arkansas History Commission and the National Archives each hold copies of the state’s slave schedules.
The 1890 federal census records for Arkansas no longer exists. However, tax records and other records from the state were compiled by the Arkansas Genealogical Society in an effort to replace that lost data. Many counties have published those records. Researchers can contact the Arkansas Genealogical Society for more information on that replacement project.
Arkansas River settlements, settlements in St. Francis, and settlements in the District of Hopefield (West Memphis) were all included in the 1810 federal territorial census. However, those records no longer exist. The 1820 federal territorial census records, which included the partially Spanish-controlled Miller County, which was also partially located in Texas, also no longer exist.