- 1900 US Census Date: (All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
- June 1, 1900
- 1900 Census Duration:
- 1 month
- 1900 US Census Population:
- President During 1900 Census:
- William McKinley
1900 US Census 12th United States Census
Information requested for the 1900 Census
- Number of persons in this family
- Christian name in full and middle initial and surname
- Soldier, sailor or marine during Civil War or the widow of one?
- Relationship to head of family
- Race, Sex, Age
- Marital status
- How children was the person a mother of and how many are living
- Birth place and complete birthday (day, month, year)
- Mother and father’s place of birth
- Naturalized? What year?
- Profession, trade or occupation?
- Number of months employed or attended school in the past year
- English speaking? What language if not?
- Suffering from acute chronic disease? Name of disease and length of time?
- Defective mind, sight, hearing or speech? Name of defect?
- Prisoner, convict, homeless child or pauper?
- Indian name
- Tribe of this person
- Mother and Father’s tribe(s)
- Fraction of persons lineage that is white
- Is this person living in polygamy?
- Is this person Taxed?
- Has this person acquired American citizenship and allotted land from the federal government?
- Is this person’s house movable or fixed?
Individual resident Questions:
Indian Population Questions:
What was lost from the 1900 Census?
No major loss of records for the 1900 census.
1900 Census Quick Facts
- Because of the loss of the 1890 census, genealogists consider the 1900 US census as the most valuable of all the US censuses, providing information for a 20 year gap of missing data.
- It took $11,547,000, approximately 46,408 enumerators and 26,408 published reports to complete the 1900 census
- The US population increased by 25.5 percent from the 1890 census to the 1900 census.
- February 14, 1903: the U.S. Census Bureau - Historical Events Surrounding 1900 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
- Henry Ford starts to build the Model T in 1903, paving the way for the US automobile industry and setting standards for factory protocol still used today
- The Lincoln Head penny was put into circulation by the US Mint in 1909