1900 US Census

The 1900 US census was taken as of June 1, 1900. All of the United States, its territories and the District of Columbia were included.

US states and territories as of 1900
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US map 1900

Questions on the 1900 Census

The questions asked on the 1900 census changed very little from those on the 1890 census, although the military and disability questions were removed. The questions asked were grouped under headings, and were as follows:

  • Address (in cities);
  • house number or farm;
  • dwelling number;
  • number of family in order of visitation;
  • Name

  • Surname, then first name and middle initial of each person;
  • Relation

  • relationship to head of family;
  • Personal description

  • color or race;
  • gender;
  • date of birth - month, year;
  • age at last birthday;
  • whether single, married, widowed, or divorced;
  • number of years of present marriage;
  • mother of how many children;
  • number of these children living;
  • Nativity

  • place of birth
  • father's place of birth;
  • mother's place of birth;
  • Citizenship

  • year of immigration to the United States;
  • number of years in the United States;
  • naturalization;
  • Occupation, Trade or Profession of each person 10 years of age and over

  • occupation;
  • months not employed;
  • Education

  • Attended school (in months);
  • Can read;
  • can write;
  • can speak English
  • Ownership of home

  • owned or rented;
  • owned free or mortgaged;
  • farm or house;
  • number of farm schedule.
  • whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy;
  • whether blind (both eyes);
  • whether deaf and dumb.

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