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1900 Census Facts
Series: T623 Rolls: 1 - 1854

  • Twelfth U.S. decennial population census.
  • U.S. population: 76.2 million
  • Census conducted by the Director of the Census (Census Office, U.S. Department of the Interior).
  • Census day: 1 June 1900.
  • 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 1900 Census:
  • Address
  • name: relationship to family head
  • sex
  • race
  • age
  • marital status, number of years married
  • for women, number of children born and number now living
  • birthplace of person and parents
  • if foreign born. year of immigration and whether naturalized
  • occupation; months not employed
  • school attendance
  • literacy
  • ability to speak English
  • whether on a farm
  • home owned or rented and if owned, whether mortgaged.

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