Questions asked on the 1900 US Census (12th)

1900 US Census Questions (see blank form) (see Census site here for 1900)

U.S. President: William McKinkley

William McKinley

William McKinley

Population: 76,212,168
Census date 1 June 1900
Time allowed: 1 month
US States 45

  1. Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
  2. families numbered in the order of visitation
  3. name of each person whose place of abode on June 1, 1900 was in this family. Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on June 1, 1900. Omit children born since June 1, 1900.
  4. relationship of each person to the head of the family
  5. color or race
  6. sex
  7. date of birth – month & year
  8. age at last birthday
  9. whether single, married, widowed or divorced
  10. number of years married
  11. mother of how many children
  12. number of these children living
  13. place of birth of this person
  14. place of birth of father of this person
  15. place of birth of mother of this person
  16. year of immigration to the united states
  17. number of years in the United states
  18. naturalization
  19. occupation, trade, or profession of each person ten years of age & over
  20. months not employed
  21. attended school (in months)
  22. can read
  23. can write
  24. can speak English
  25. home — owned or rented
  26. owned free or mortgaged
  27. farm or house
  28. number of farm schedule
  • Census questions transcription questions transcription © 2012 SE. Ross
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