The following was taken from the Columbus Gazette of November 11, 1864
"ENUMERATION OF YOUTH- We are indebted to E.A. Martin, of the County Auditor's office for the following abstract of the enumerating of youths between the ages of 5 and 21, residing in Franklin County, Ohio, October 1st, 1864: (Columbus, Ohio is the county seat for Franklin County as well as the capital city)
City of Columbus
Total White Male youths 3,375
Total White Female youths 3,509
Total Colored both sexes 357
Grand Total 7,241
Total White Males youths including City of Columbus 9,202
Total White Females youths including City of Columbus 8,886
Total Colored both sexes including City of Columbus 601
Grand Total including City of Columbus 18,689"
I was somewhat surprised at the low number of blacks living in Franklin County, Ohio considering it had been almost two years since the EP and with the active Underground Railroad prior to the War.