Census of 1920

The Fourteenth Census of the United States was enumerated as of January 1, 1920.

In 1920, the population of Vienna Township stood at 961. Ohio's population stood at 5,759,394. The total population of the United States was 106,021,537.

Unlike in other census years, persons were counted at their "usual place of abode." So, persons were not necessarily counted in places they were found by census takers. Traveling salesmen, college students, and the hospitalized, for example, were counted as if they were at home. Homeless persons were enumerated where slept on the night of January 1, 1920.

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.

Vienna Township, 1920


For More Information
"1920 Overview." United States Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
"Instructions for Enumerators." Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, MN
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Shirley Wajda,
Oct 25, 2014, 1:12 PM