I still haven't had time to peruse all of the census links several readers shared in recent comments. But, relying on Ellen Fulcher Cloud's transcriptions, today I will share details of the 1810 Ocracoke census:
172 whites (90 males & 82 females), and 44 slaves were living on Ocracoke. Only 19 of the white residents were 45 or more years old (ages of slaves were not indicated). There were 45 boys & 39 girls under the age of 16. 37 families are represented (4 Jacksons, 5 Howards, 5 Williamses, 7 O'Neals, 3 Gaskins, 1 Garrish, 1 Dayley, 2 Scarboroughs, 4 Gaskills, 1 Bragg, 1 Harvey, 1 Salter, 1 Wahab, & 1 Grace).
Six women are listed as "head of house." Four households have just one member -- Simon Howard, Caswell Gaskins, William Grace, & Thomas Gaskill (the only single person household to have slaves...six, the most in any one house).
(See the posts for August 9 & 12 if you want to compare any of the data for 1790, 1800, & 1810.)
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072111.htm.