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1920 Census Facts
Series: T625 Rolls: 1 - 2076


  • Fourteenth U.S. decennial population census.
  • U.S. population: 106.0 million
  • Census conducted by the Director of the Census (Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor).
  • Census day: 1 January 1920.
  • Mandated copies: One set, to the Director of the Census. Local jurisdictions could buy a copy of their schedules at cost.
  • The original census schedules were destroyed in the 1940s after being microfilmed.
Information Provided on 1920 Census:
  • Address
  • name
  • relationship to family head
  • sex
  • race
  • age
  • marital status
  • if foreign born, year of immigration to the U.S., whether naturalized, and year of naturalization
  • school attendance
  • literacy
  • birthplace of person and parents mother tongue of foreign born
  • ability to speak English; occupation, industry, and class of worker
  • home owned or rented
  • if owned, whether free or mortgaged.


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