In 1850 Louisiana had 141,243 white males in the population of Louisiana. 114,248 females; 7, 481 free colored males; 9,981 free colored females; 125,874 male slaves; 118,935 female slaves. 419, 824 representative population in 1850. The free population was divided among 49,101 families, occupying 54,112 dwellings. One fourth of the free population of foreign birth. 24,266 Ireland
17, 507 Germany
499 British America; 7795 other countries. The death rate at the time was 23 per 1,000. Greater than any other state. At this time Louisiana parishes number 48. And the total noted number of slaves at a little over 244,809.
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It is surprising that the Irish outnumbered the German in 1850’s Louisiana whereas a few would have you think that the German outnumber the Irish! Much less the total population 419,000 and the slave population at over half of this number at 244,809.