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Census Research Guide: 1900

About the 1900 Census

Census Bureau's "By Decade" website

Includes a variety of publications, questionnaires, datasets, and more

Highlights

  • 12th decennial census
  • US population: 75,994,575
  • California population: 1,485,053

Questions asked (see questionnaire)

Address; name; relationship to head of family; sex; race; age; month and year of birth; marital status; number of years married; for women, number of children born and number now living; place of birth of person and parents; if foreign born, year of immigration to the U.S., number of years in the U.S., and whether naturalized; occupation; months not employed; months attended school during census year; literacy; ability to speak English. Supplemental schedules for the blind and for the deaf.

Map coverage of the 1900 census

Statistics

Find all 1900 census publications in the Library.


Key publications:

Print available in the Library

Online access

Vol I: Population.
[C 3.14:900/1]

 Census Bureau

Vol II: Population.
[C 3.14:900/2]

 Census Bureau

Vol III: Vital Statistics
[C 3.14:900/3]

 Census Bureau

Vol IV: Vital Statistics
[C 3.14:900/4]

 Census Bureau

Vol V: Agriculture
[C 3.14:900/5 and C 3.14:900/5/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Vol VI: Agriculture
[C 3.14:900/6 and C 3.14:900/6/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Vol VII: Manufactures
[C 3.14:900/7 and C 3.14:900/7/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Vol VIII: Manufactures
[C 3.14:900/8 and C 3.14:900/8/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Vol IX: Manufactures
[C 3.14:900/9]

 Census Bureau

Vol X: Manufactures
[C 3.14:900/10/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Abstract
[C 3.14:900/11 and C 3.14:900/11/reprint]

 Census Bureau

Statistical Atlas
[C 3.14:900/12]

 Census Bureau

Supplementary analysis and derivative tables
[C 3.14:900/13/S86]

 Census Bureau

Bulletin 69: Child labor in the United States
[C 3.14:900/13/C 45 u]

 n/a

Occupations at the twelfth census
[C 3.14:900/13/O 2]

 Census Bureau

Bulletin 8: Negroes in the United States
[C 3.14:900/13/N 43]

 Census Bureau

Bulletin 26: Illiteracy in the United States
[C 3/14:900/13/I 44 ]

 n/a

Statistics of women at work
[C 3.14:900/13/S 83]

 Census Bureau

Wealth, debt, and taxation
[C 3.5:W 37]

 n/a

A discussion of the vital statistics of the Twelfth Census
[C 3.14:900/13/D 57 v]

 Census Bureau