United States Census 1900
The United States Census 1900 was carried out in 1900 in the then 45 states of the United States by the United States Census Bureau under the direction of William Rush Merriam . "Census Day" and thus the official cut-off date for the survey was June 1, 1900. 52,871 people were involved in the data collection, the total costs amounted to 11,854,000 dollars. The questionnaire consisted of 28 questions about parentage, gender, children, etc. The final report consisted of 10,925 pages.
The total population of the United States on June 1, 1900 was 75,994,575 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii ). This corresponds to an increase of 13,046,861 inhabitants (or 20.7%) since the last census in 1890 . Covering an area of 3,021,295 square miles, the population density was 25.6 people per square mile.
In 1900, 51.2% of all American citizens were male and 48.8% were female. Overall, the population consisted of 66,990,688 white people, 8,840,789 African-Americans, 119,050 people of Chinese descent, 86,000 people of Japanese descent, and 266,760 Native American descendants. 50,104,448 people stated that they were descendants of parents born in the country; in 26,198,939 people at least one parent was born abroad. In a total of 21,074,079 people, both parents were born abroad, of which 408,195 people had parents who were both born in Austria, 6,214,799 had parents who were both born in Germany and 187,924 people had parents who were born in Switzerland were. 10,460,085 people stated that they were born abroad, of these 276,702 were born in Austria, 2,669,164 in Germany and 115,959 in Switzerland.
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 sorted by population based on the final result of the 1900 census
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- census.gov: short summary (PDF; 70 kB), accessed on March 26, 2010
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