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1900 US Census 12th United States Census

Information requested for the 1900 Census

    Individual resident Questions:
    • Number of persons in this family
    • Christian name in full and middle initial and surname
    • Soldier, sailor or marine during Civil War or the widow of one?
    • Relationship to head of family
    • Race, Sex, Age
    • Marital status
    • How children was the person a mother of and how many are living
    • Birth place and complete birthday (day, month, year)
    • Mother and father’s place of birth
    • Naturalized? What year?
    • Profession, trade or occupation?
    • Number of months employed or attended school in the past year
    • English speaking? What language if not?
    • Suffering from acute chronic disease? Name of disease and length of time?
    • Defective mind, sight, hearing or speech? Name of defect?
    • Prisoner, convict, homeless child or pauper?
    Indian Population Questions:
    • Indian name
    • Tribe of this person
    • Mother and Father’s tribe(s)
    • Fraction of persons lineage that is white
    • Is this person living in polygamy?
    • Is this person Taxed?
    • Has this person acquired American citizenship and allotted land from the federal government?
    • Is this person’s house movable or fixed?

What was lost from the 1900 Census?

No major loss of records for the 1900 census.

1900 Census Quick Facts

  • Because of the loss of the 1890 census, genealogists consider the 1900 US census as the most valuable of all the US censuses, providing information for a 20 year gap of missing data.
  • It took $11,547,000, approximately 46,408 enumerators and 26,408 published reports to complete the 1900 census
  • The US population increased by 25.5 percent from the 1890 census to the 1900 census.
  • February 14, 1903: the U.S. Census Bureau - Historical Events Surrounding 1900 Census
  • September 6, 1901: President William McKinley is assassinated and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as president of the United States later that day.
  • December 17, 1903: The Wright brothers are the first to fly a controlled, powered sustained flight airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • February 12, 1909: The NAACP was formed
  • Henry Ford starts to build the Model T in 1903, paving the way for the US automobile industry and setting standards for factory protocol still used today
  • The Lincoln Head penny was put into circulation by the US Mint in 1909