Explore the 1910 United States census and find out more about your ancestors.
1910 US Census Date: April 15, 1910 (All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
1910 Census Duration: 1 month
1910 US Census Population: 92,228,496
President During 1910 Census: William H Taft
46 States participated in the1910 census. New States in 1910 census: Oklahoma. Participating territories: Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Puerto Rico.
1910: 13th United States Census
It took $15,968,000, approximately 70,286 enumerators and 11,456 published reports to complete the 1910 census.
The US population increased by 21 percent from the 1900 census to the 1910 census.
The 1910 US census page orientation switched from portrait to landscape.
Information requested for the 1910 Census
Relationship to head of the family
Sex, color, race, age
Is the person single, married, widowed, or divorced?
If married, for how many years?
How many children did this person mother and how many survived?
State or country of birth
Mother and father’s place of birth
Year of immigration to the United States
Naturalized or an alien?
Can speak English? If not, what language?
Trade, profession, or occupation
General nature of the industry, business, or establishment of occupation
Is the person an employer, employee, or working on his own account?
If the person is an employee, was he out of work on April 15, 1910?
If the person is an employee, what is the number of weeks he was out of work in 1909?
Can read or write?
Has the person attended school at any time since September, 1909?
Is the person's home owned or rented?
Is the person's home owned free or mortgaged?
Does the person reside in a home or on a farm?
If on a farm, what is the farm's identification number on the census farm schedule?
Is the person a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy?
Is the person blind in both eyes?
Is the person deaf and dumb?
Indian Population * Tribe
Tribe of person's father
Tribe of person's mother
Proportion of lineage that is American Indian
Proportion of lineage that is white
Proportion of lineage that is black
Number of times married
Is this person living in polygamy?
If this person is living in polygamy, are his wives sisters?
If this person graduated from an educational institution, which one?
Is this person taxed?
If this person had received an allotment of land from the government, what was the year of that allotment?
Is this person residing on his or her own land?
Is this person living in a "civilized" or "aboriginal" dwelling?
No major loss of records for the 1910 US census.
Famous people in history: Henry Ford
Born July 30, 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford's natural talents and encouragement as an engineer for Thomas Edison allowed him to launch the Ford Motor Company in 1908. Ford improved upon his first horseless carriage a decade earlier crafting the Model T, which was easy to drive, simple to repair, and allowed the Ford Company to post 100 percent gains in the first years of operation.
Arguably Ford's largest impact was on the manufacturing industry itself, which defined Detroit as the “Motor City.” He revolutionized manufacturing with the moving assemble line method of mass production. Ford earned his reputation as a leading businessman by attracting skilled workers with unparalleled, steady wages and profit sharing. Henry Ford died in 1947 at the age of 83. Henry Ford found listed an automobile manufacturer living in Detroit during the 1910 US Census.
Historical Events Surrounding 1910 US Census
April 14, 1912: The Titanic strikes an iceberg and sinks on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
May 30, 1911: The Indianapolis 500 auto rave is held for the first time.
March 12, 1912: The Girl Scouts, formerly known as The American Girl Guides, is formed.
January 25, 1915: Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson hold the first telephone conversation.
January 15, 1915: The United States Coast Guard is established replacing the U.S. Life-Saving Services.