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1900 US Census Quick Facts

  • 1900 US Census Date:
    June 1, 1900
    (All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
  • 1900 Census Duration:
    30 days
  • 1900 US Census Population:
    76,212,168
  • President during 1900 Census:
    William McKinley

45 States participated in the 1900 census, including the new states of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming and the territories of Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Hawaii.
45 States participated in the 1900 census, including the new states of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming and the territories of Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Hawaii.

1900 Census Data: 12th United States Census

  • Because of the loss of the 1890 census, genealogists consider the 1900 census as the most valuable of all the US censuses, providing information for a 20 year gap of missing data.
  • It took approximately $11,854,000 and 52,871 enumerators to complete the 1900 census, producing 10,925 total pages in published reports.
  • The US population increased by 25.5 percent from the 1890 census to the 1900 census.

Information requested by the 1900 US Census

The 1900 census provided information about every individual in the house including:


  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Date of birth (month, year)
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Place of birth (state, territory, or foreign country)
  • Parents place of birth (state, territory, or foreign country)
  • Year of immigration to the United States
  • Profession, occupation, or trade
  • Whether able to read and write
  • Whether home was owned or rented
  • Whether own farm or house
  • Number of farm schedule

What was lost from the 1900 US Census?

No major loss of records for the 1900 census.

Famous people in history: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was a major figure in American architecture, combining elegance with technological advances, and creating environments which served practical functions as well as complimenting the natural surroundings. Some of his best known residential work was built around the turn of the 20th century while he lived in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL.

Born just two years after the American Civil War ended in 1867, Wright crafted 1,100 designs that changed the way architecture interacted with nature and our daily lives. The 16-year project for the Guggenheim Museum, located in New York City ,is a testament to his adventurous design aesthetic. Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959, the same year the museum was completed.

Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1900 census while living in Illinois with his wife and five children.
Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1900 census while living in Illinois with his wife and five children.

Historical events surrounding the 1900 US Census

  • September 6, 1901: President William McKinley is assassinated and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as president of the United States later that day.
  • December 17, 1903: The Wright brothers are the first to fly a controlled, powered sustained flight airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • February 12, 1909: The NAACP was formed.
  • The Lincoln Head penny was put into circulation by the US Mint in 1909