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- South Dakota State Census 1925
- South Dakota State Census 1935
- South Dakota State Census 1945
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- US Census 1890
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- US Census 1920
- US Census 1930
- US Census 1930 Merchant Seamen schedule
- US Census 1940 (Free Access)
1900 U.S. Census Quick Facts
- 1900 U.S. Census Date:
June 1, 1900
(All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
- 1900 Census Duration:
- 1900 U.S. Census Population:
- President during 1900 Census:
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 U.S. 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 U.S. population increased by 25.5 percent from the 1890 census to the 1900 census.
Information requested by the 1900 U.S. Census
The 1900 census provided information about every individual in the house including:
- Relationship to head of household
- Date of birth (month, year)
- 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 U.S. 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 in 1867, just two years after the American Civil War ended, 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.
Historical events surrounding the 1900 U.S. 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 U.S. Mint in 1909.