Population of white men (45+ yrs of age in 1800) Population of white men (26-44 yrs of age in 1800) Population of white men (16-25 yrs of age in 1800) Demographic that can afford gas lamps People who would buy that could afford Description 259674 424987 386384 25% 10% Numbers government workers workers, owners of factories, government workers workers, rich sons, educators Middle class, higher class, higher ups in factories, doctors, government workers Mayors, higher class, schools, factory owners, literary enthusiasts, authors, doctors Job title