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U.S. Decennial Census: 1910

Decade by decade information about how to access and use U.S. Census reports.

About the 1910 census

Highlights

  • 13th decennial census
  • US population: 91,972,266
  • Washington population: 1,141,990 

Questions asked

Address; name; relationship to head of family; sex; race; age; marital status; number of years of present marriage; for women, number of children born and number now living; place of birth and mother tongue of person and parents; if foreign born, year of immigration., whether naturalized or alien, and whether able to speak English, or if not, language spoken; occupation, industry, and class of worker; if an employee, whether out of work on census day, and number of weeks out of work during preceding year; literacy; school attendance; home owned or rented; if owned, whether mortgaged; whether farm or house; whether a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy ; whether blind or deaf and dumb. Supplemental schedules for the Indian population; blind; deaf; feeble-minded in institutions; insane in hospitals; paupers in almshouses; prisoners and juvenile delinquents in institutions.

For more information see these resources from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Statistics

Thirteenth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1910
Online from the Census Bureau. Click on the desired year, then the category "Final Reports" for downloadable documents.
Print format call number HA201 1910 .T45 1999

  • Vol I: Population. General Report and Analysis
  • Vol II: Population. Reports by States: AL - MT
  • Vol III: Population. Reports by States: NE - WY
  • Vol IV: Population. Occupation Statistics
  • Vol V: Agriculture. General Report and Analysis
  • Vol VI: Agriculture. Reports by States: AL - MT
  • Vol VII: Agriculture. Reports by States: NE - WY
  • Vol VIII: Manufactures. General Report and analysis
  • Vol IX: Manufactures. Reports by States
  • Vol X: Manufactures. Reports for Principal Industries
  • Vol XI: Mines and Quarries. General Report and Analysis

Abstract of the Census
Online from the Census Bureau. Click on the desired year, then the category "Abstracts" and the item "Abstract. Washington, D.C.: GPO" for nationwide information or a supplement for state level data.
Print format, Abstract only HA201 1910 .A27 1913
Print format, Abstract with the Washington State Supplement call number HA201 1910 .A272 1913

Indian Population in the United States and Alaska
Online from the Census Bureau. Click on the desired year, then the category "Other Census Documents" for downloadable documents.
Print format call number E77 .U5 1915 and HA201 1910 .T45 1999 v.13 for the reprint.

Statistical Atlas of the United States
Online from the Census Bureau. Click on the desired year, then the category "Other Census Documents" for downloadable documents.
Print format call number HA201 1910 .S73 1914 and HA201 1910 .T45 1999 v. 12 for the reprint.

Bulletin 127: Chinese and Japanese in the U.S.: 1910
PDF from the Census Bureau Note: PDF contains bulletins 127,128, and 129
Print format available in the GovPub Stacks, call number HA201 1900 .A12 no.127-134
Microfiche call number M-5003 no. C3.3-127

Bulletin 129: Negroes In the United States
PDF from the Census Bureau Note: PDF contains bulletins 127,128, and 129
Print format available in the GovPub Stacks, call number HA201 1900 .A12 no.127-134

Abstract of Special Bulletins, Wealth, Debt, and Taxation
Print only. Available in the GovPub U.S. Stacks, call number C 3.2: W 37/1

Marker of the 1910 U.S. Population Center

According to census data, the approximate location of the mean center of United States population in 1910 was in Bloomington, Indiana.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Guides and Documentation

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census.
(GovPub Reference HA 37 .U55 C66 2000)

See the entry under "decennial census". Includes a bibliography for each census.

See: list of all Guides and Documentation

Raw Data Files

Raw data files are computer files intended to be loaded into statistical software for analysis and creating your own tables. In some cases these files can be used with spreadsheet software as well.

A list of raw data sources can be found on the
data sources page.

Population Schedules

Census population schedules (also known as "name schedules" or "manuscript census") are copies of the original questionnaires collected during each decennial census. They list the individual names and family information of the people enumerated. Unlike the statistics published soon after the census, the population schedules remain confidential for 72 years. 1940 is the most recent population schedule available.

Contact

Need help?  Call the Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers help desk at (206) 543-4164 during desk hours.  You can also consult the Ask Us! reference service (24/7).