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WRA 101 (Hooker): Census Data

Dr. Clarence Hooker's sections

Census Data

What you see below are links to Census Statistics.  They will help you find numbers that describe the population. For the Manuscript Census, click on the Genealogy Resources tab above, then choose Ancestry Library Edition.  The manuscript censuses are linked in the lower left corner and go from 1790 to 1930.

 

Census Statistics (Examples)

 

1930 Census Ingham German Farm

Sample image from the University of Virginia Historical Census Browser

 

Social Explorer data 1930 Ingham

Sample image from Social Explorer.  It will show tract-level data for later years.

 

Native American, Chinese and Japanese

1850

 

1860

 

1870

See instructions for 1890

1880

See instructions for 1890

1890

Compendium of the Eleventh Census: 1890. Part 1 - Population.  Also available in paper format in the MSU Libraries Census Alcove on 3-West, shelved chronologically.

Turn to Table 14: "The Chinese Poulation, by Counties: 1890, 1880, and 1870."

1900

See instructions for 1920

1910

See instructions for 1920

1920

Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 Volume 3 Population: Composition and Characteristics. Also available in paper format in the MSU Libraries Census Alcove on 3-West, shelved chronologically.

Turn to your state of interest, go to Table 7: "Indians, Chinese and Japanese, for Counties and for Cities of 25,000 or More: 1920, 1910, and 1900"

1930

See instructions for 1940

1940

Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940 Population. Volume II: Characteristics of the Population. Also available in paper format in the MSU Libraries Census Alcove on 3-West, shelved chronologically.

Choose the book (called "parts") for your state of interest (for instance New York is in Part 5: New York-Oregon) and turn to Table 25, "Indians, Chinese and Japanese, by Sex, for Counties and Cities of 10,000 to 100,000. 1940 and 1930.

1950

Census of Population: 1950. Volume II: Characteristics of the Population.  Also available in paper format in the MSU Libraries Census Alcove on 3-West, shelved chronologically.

Go to the book (called "parts") for your state (Part 32 is New York, for instance) and turn to Table 47: "Indians, Japanese, and Chinese, by Sex, for Selected Counties and Cities, 1950"

1960

Census Population. New York

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