United States Census 1920
The 1920 United States Census was the fourteenth census in the United States since 1790 . As a result of the census, a population of 106,021,537 inhabitants was determined for the USA on January 5, 1920. 15.0% more than at the last census in 1910.
The data contains information on the name, address, degree of relationship to the head of the family, gender, age, race, civil status, place of birth and that of the parents, for persons who were not born in the USA: country of origin, year of naturalization, mother tongue; School attendance, reading and language skills, occupation and industry, home ownership (mortgage-backed or not) or rent.
The census data is backed up on microfiche and can be accessed from the National Historical Geographic Information System.
Typically, ten-year census data is used as the basis for the distribution of seats by state in the United States House of Representatives . Since Congress could not agree on such an adjustment after the 1920 census, until 1933 the distribution of seats by state was based on the data of the 1910 census. Then an adjustment was made based on the 1930 figures.
States by population
States sorted by population based on the final result of the 1920 census
|rank||State||Number of residents|
|...||District of Columbia||437,571|
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