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The Fourteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from January 5, 1920, determined the resident population of the United Statesmarker to be 106,021,537, an increase of 15.0 percent over the 92,228,496 persons enumerated during the 1910 Census.

Despite the constitutional requirement that House seats be reapportioned to the states respective of their population every ten years according to the census, House seats were not reapportioned after this census.

Census questions

The 1920 census collected the following information:

  • address
  • name
  • relationship to head of family
  • sex
  • race
  • age
  • marital status
  • if foreign born, year of immigration to the U.S., whether naturalized and, if so, year of naturalization
  • school attendance
  • literacy
  • birthplace of person and parents
  • if foreign-born, the mother tongue
  • ability to speak English
  • occupation, industry, and class of worker
  • whether home owned or rented, and, if owned, whether free or mortgaged


Full documentation for the 1920 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

Data availability

Microdata from the 1920 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

State rankings

1920 U.S. State Population Rankings
Rank State
1 New Yorkmarker
2 Pennsylvaniamarker
3 Illinoismarker
4 Ohiomarker
5 Texasmarker
6 Massachusettsmarker
7 Michiganmarker
8 Californiamarker
9 Missourimarker
10 New Jerseymarker
11 Indianamarker
12 Georgiamarker
13 Wisconsinmarker
14 North Carolinamarker
15 Kentuckymarker
16 Iowamarker
17 Minnesotamarker
18 Alabamamarker
19 Tennesseemarker
20 Virginiamarker
21 Oklahomamarker
22 Louisianamarker
23 Mississippimarker
24 Kansasmarker
25 Arkansasmarker
26 South Carolinamarker
27 West Virginiamarker
28 Marylandmarker
29 Connecticutmarker
30 Washingtonmarker
31 Nebraskamarker
32 Floridamarker
33 Coloradomarker
34 Oregonmarker
35 Mainemarker
36 North Dakotamarker
37 South Dakotamarker
38 Rhode Islandmarker
39 Montanamarker
40 Utahmarker
41 New Hampshiremarker
x District of Columbiamarker
42 Idahomarker
43 New Mexicomarker
44 Vermontmarker
45 Arizonamarker
46 Delawaremarker
47 Wyomingmarker
48 Nevadamarker


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