Enumerator Pages for Census Headers

Enumerator Categories for 1900, 1910 & 1920
1900 Census U.S.A.
Enumerators of the 1900 census were instructed to record the names of every person in the household. Enumerators were asked to include the following categories in the census:
  • name
  • address
  • relationship to the head of household
  • color or race
  • sex
  • month and year of birth
  • age at last birthday
  • marital status;
  • number of years married
  • the total number of children born of the mother
  • the number of those children living
  • places of birth of each individual and the parents of each individual
  • if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States
  • the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one
  • occupation
  • whether the person could read, write, and speak English
  • whether the home was owned or rented
  • whether the home was on a farm
  • whether the home was mortgaged
1910 Census U.S.A.
Enumerators of the 1900 census were instructed to record the names of every person in the household. Enumerators were asked to include the following categories in the census:
  • name
  • relationship to head of family
  • age at last birthday
  • sex
  • color or race; whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
  • number of years of present marriage
  • number of children born; number of children now living
  • birthplace
  • mother tongue
  • birthplace of father and mother
  • mother tongue of father and mother
  • year of immigration to the U.S.
  • whether naturalized or alien
  • whether able to speak English, or if not, give language spoken
  • trade or profession; industry
  • whether employer, employee, or working on own account
  • if an employee, whether out of work on April 15, 1910
  • if an employee, number of weeks out of work during year 1909
  • whether able to read
  • whether able to write
  • attended school any time since September 1, 1909
  • home owned or rented
  • home owned free or mortgaged
  • farm or house;
  • number of farm schedule
  • whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy
  • whether blind; whether deaf and dumb.
1920 Census U.S.A.
The 1920 Census was begun on 1 January 1920. The following questions were asked by enumerators:
  • Name of street, avenue road, etc.
  • house number or farm
  • number of dwelling in order of visitation
  • number of family in order of visitation
  • name of each person whose place of abode was with the family
  • relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family
  • whether home owned or rented; if owned, whether free or mortgaged
  • sex
  • color or race
  • age at last birthday
  • whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
  • year of immigration to United States
  • whether naturalized or alien
  • if naturalized, year of naturalization
  • whether attended school any time since 1 September 1919
  • whether able to read; whether able to write
  • person's place of birth
  • mother tongue
  • father's place of birth
  • father's mother tongue
  • mother's place of birth
  • mother's mother tongue
  • whether able to speak English
  • trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
  • industry, business, or establishment in which at work
  • whether employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account
  • number of farm schedule
The Michigan census information was submitted by W.R. Walker.
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