United States Census 1880
The United States Census 1880 was the tenth census in the United States since 1790 . As a result of the census, a population of 50,189,209 inhabitants was determined for the USA on August 1, 1880 (30.2% more than at the 1870 Census).
As with the 1870 census , a lot of information was collected. The 1880 questionnaire consisted of five parts, four of which were filled out by the registration staff. The first part concerned the demographic data, part 2 the mortality (such as 1870 with civil status, place of birth of parents, length of stay in the USA, place of discovery of the disease or place of death), the third part agricultural data (if applicable). The fourth part was not recorded by the recording staff, but by separately employed staff. It was the tax and debt burden as well as data on the infrastructure. Part 5 was recorded conventionally and concerned the craft (where applicable).
For the first time, women were also allowed to conduct the survey. The data is still available today as microdata. Since the counting of the data took more than seven years, Herman Hollerith was commissioned to develop a calculating machine for the 1890 census . Incidentally, the high increase in the population at the 1870 census was questioned and it was assumed that the 1870 census was under-recorded.
The Alabama Paradox was revealed or discovered by the 1880 census .
The state population figures from the 10-year United States censuses are key to determining the number of representatives from those states in the United States House of Representatives . The adjustment is usually made in the next but one Congress after a census.
States by population
States of the United States by population in 1880.
|...||District of Columbia||177,624|
Cities by population
The 20 most populous cities in the United States by population in 1890. New York City was the first American city to have over a million inhabitants.
|1||New York City||new York||1,206,299|
|14th||Washington||District of Columbia||147.293|
|17th||Jersey City||New Jersey||120,722|
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