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Census 1920

The 1920 census was administered in January instead of the more usual spring or summer. The agricultural department thought this would provide more accurate responses to the farm schedule questions because the farmer would be more likely to be in the home when the enumerator called, and facts of the last harvest would be fresher in the farmer's mind.

This has little effect on the population schedules except that some ages may be wonky in comparison with other years.

Questions

Place of Abode
  1. Street, avenue, road, etc
  2. House number or farm, etc
  3. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
  4. Number of family in order of visitation
  5. Name of each person whose place of abode on January 1, 1920, was in this family. Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on January 1, 1920. Omit children born since January 1, 1920
  6. Relationship of this person to the head of the family
Tenure:
  1. Home owned or rented
  2. If owned, free or mortgaged
Personal description:
  1. Sex
  2. Color or race
  3. Age at last birthday
  4. Single, married, widowed, or divorced
Citizenship
  1. Year of immigration to the United States.
  2. Naturalized or alien.
  3. If naturalized, year of naturalization
Education
  1. Attended school any time since September 1, 1919
  2. Whether able to read
  3. Whether able to write
Nativity and Mother Tongue:

Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the place of birth and, in addition, the mother tongue.

Person:
  1. Place of birth
  2. Mother tongue.
Father:
  1. Place of birth
  2. Mother tongue.
Mother:
  1. Place of birth
  2. Mother tongue
  3. Whether able to speak English.
Occupation:
  1. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done, as spinner, salesman, laborer, etc.
  2. Industry, business, or establishment in which at work, as cotton mill, dry goods store, farm, etc.
  3. Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account
  4. Number of farm schedule.
Rendered Table
State state, County county Township or other division of county township. Name of incorporated place name. Ward of city ward.
Name of institution institution. Enumerated by me on the day day of month, 1920, enumerator, Enumerator.
Sheet: no. Supervisor's District No.: no. Enumeration District No.: no
St.
(1)
House#
(2)
DW#
(3)
FM#
(4)
NAME
(5)
RELATION
(6)
O-R
HOME
(7)
O-F
MORT
(8)
SEX
(9)
RACE
(10)
AGE
(11)
S-M
W-D
(12)
YEAR
IMMI
(13)
Nat
Al?
(14)
NAT
Year
(15)
IN
SCHOOL
(16)
CAN
READ
(17)
CAN
WRITE
(18)
BIRTH
PLACE
(19)
Native
Tongue
(20)
FATHER
BIRTHPL
(21)
Father
Nat.Tongue
(22)
MOTHER
BIRTHPL
(23)
Mother
Nat.Tongue
(24)
SPEAK
ENG?
(25)
OCCUPATION
(26)
Industry
(27)
Emp,Wage,
Sal,etc.
(28)
#FARM
SCH
(29)
                             
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  1. 1920 Census Questions

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