Census of 1890

The enumerators of Twelfth Census of the United States tabulated the nation's population as of June 1, 1900. Vienna Township's population was 942. The population of Ohio was 4,157,545. The total population of the United States was 76,212,168.
This census is available here: Vienna in the 1900 United States Census.pdf

The United States Constitution requires that a population census be undertaken every ten years to determine the appropriation of seats in the United States House of Representatives and for the collection of taxes. The United States was the first nation to legislate a regularly held census.

Enumerators of the 1900 Federal Census were required to include the following categories:

  • name, address, and relation to head of household;
  • gender
  • race
  • age (month and year born)
  • place of birth of person and places of births of person's parents
  • if foreign born, year of immigration and whether naturalized as U.S. citizen
  • ability to speak English
  • marital status and, if married, number of years married
  • for women, number of children born and number now living
  • occupation
  • months not employed
  • school
  • whether on a farm
  • home owned or rented, and, if owned, whether mortgaged

Enumerators also collected other information for special reports, as legislated by the United States Congress.

For More Information

"Census Records." The United States National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
"1900 Overview." United States Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
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