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Census Research Guide: 1910

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Historical Census Populations of Counties and Cities in California

Raw Data Files

These are computer files intended to be loaded into statistical software for analysis and creating your own tables. In some cases these files can be used with spreadsheet software as well.

Population Schedules

Census population schedules (or "name schedules" or "manuscript census") are copies of the original questionnaires collected during each decennial census. They list the individual names and family information of the people enumerated. Unlike the statistics published soon after the census, the population schedules remain confidential for 72 years. 1930 is the most recent population schedule available.

  • Online version: Heritage Quest [UCSD only]
  • Microform version: 13th census, 1910. California [XF 2736 reel 69-111]


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About the 1910 Census


  • 13th decennial census
  • US population: 91,972,266
  • California population: 2,377,549

Questions asked

Address; name; relationship to head of family; sex; race; age; marital status; number of years of present marriage; for women, number of children born and number now living; place of birth and mother tongue of person and parents; if foreign born, year of immigration., whether naturalized or alien, and whether able to speak English, or if not, language spoken; occupation, industry, and class of worker; if an employee, whether out of work on census day, and number of weeks out of work during preceding year; literacy; school attendance; home owned or rented; if owned, whether mortgaged; whether farm or house; whether a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy ; whether blind or deaf and dumb. Supplemental schedules for the Indian population; blind; deaf; feeble-minded in institutions; insane in hospitals; paupers in almshouses; prisoners and juvenile delinquents in institutions.

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Find all 1910 census publications in the Library.

Multi-year census compilations (compare across years): These sources tend to include statistics for large geographic areas (e.g. states), but can be very useful when comparing statistics over time.

Key publications:

Print available in the Library

Online access

Vol I: Population. General Report and Analysis
[C 3.14:910/1/reprint]

From the Census Bureau

Vol II: Population. Reports by States: AL - MT
[C 3.14:910/2 and C 3.14:910/2/reprint]

From the Census Bureau

Vol III: Population. Reports by States: NE - WY
[C 3.14:910/3]

From the Census Bureau

Vol IV: Population. Occupation Statistics
[C 3.14:910/4 and C 3.14:910/4/reprint]

From the Census Bureau

Vol V: Agriculture. General Report and Analysis
[C 3.14:910/5]

From the Census Bureau

Vol VI: Agriculture. Reports by States: AL - MT
[C 3.14:910/6]

From the Census Bureau

Vol VII: Agriculture. Reports by States: NE - WY
[ C 3.14:910/7]

From the Census Bureau

Vol VIII: Manufactures. General Report and analysis
[C 3.14:910/8]

From the Census Bureau

Vol IX: Manufactures. Reports by States
[C 3.14:910/9]

From the Census Bureau

Vol X: Manufactures. Reports for Principal Industries.
[C 3.14:910/10]

From the Census Bureau

Vol XI: Mines and Quarries. General Report and Analysis
[C 3.14:910/11]

From the Census Bureau

Abstracts with California Supplement
[C 3.14:910/12/CA/supp]

From the Census Bureau

[C 3.14:910/12]

From the Census Bureau

Indian Population in the United States and Alaska
[C 3.14:910/14/I 53]

From the Census Bureau

Statistical atlas of the United States
[C 3.14:1914]

From the Census Bureau

Bulletin 127: Chinese & Japanese in the U.S.: 1910
[C 3.14:910/14/C 55]

From the Census Bureau

Bulletin 129: Negroes In the U.S.
[C 3.3:129]

From the Census Bureau

Abstract of special bulletins, wealth, debt, and taxation.
[C 3.145/4:913/W 37]