United States Census 1920

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Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.


1920 Census was taken beginning 1 January 1920, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:


1790-2000 Information: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf





The 1870 census can be used to:1


1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html



Unique Features and Problems

  • Actual date of Census listed
  • Year of naturalization
  • If a farmer, it includes the corresponding farm schedule
  • No separate schedule for the Indian population
  • More accurate listing of place of birth for those born in Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia or Turkey
  • Children born since 1 January were not to be listed
  • An individual who was alive on January 1 but had since died would be listed
  • Did not list some of the previous questions. (number of children, years of marriage, military service, unemployment)


States Covered and Missing

  • All states, District of Columbia, and the Territories listed below

No States Missing  


  • Alaska
  • Hawaii


Web Sites


1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html


Bibliographic Citations

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)