Source:United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule

Source 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule
Place United States
Year range 1910 - 1910
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher National Archives Microfilm Publication T624
Periodical / Series name Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29
Number of Volumes 1784 rolls
References / Cites Manuscript census schedules, later destroyed by authorization of Congress
United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624).
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The National Archives (United States)
Family History CenterList of film numbers,10188 List ..Family history center
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The 1910 census includes all fifty U.S. states and Washington D.C., as well as Military and Naval Forces, and Puerto Rico.

The 1910 Census was begun on 15 April 1910. The actual date of the enumeration appears on the heading of each page of the census schedule, but all responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 15 April, even if the status had changed between 15 April and the day of enumeration. For example, children born between 15 April and the day of enumeration were not to be listed, while individuals alive on 15 April but deceased when the enumerator arrived were to be counted.

Instructions to enumerators

An excerpt from "Measuring America" relating the instructions to enumerators for this census appears at .

Census Questions

The following questions were asked by enumerators:


  • Name of street, avenue road, etc.
  • House number or farm

Name and Relation:

  • Name of each person whose place of abode was with the family
  • Relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family

Personal Description:

  • Sex
  • Color or race
  • Age at last birthday
  • Marital status - whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
  • If married, number of years of present marriage
  • For mothers, number of total children born and number of children living


  • Place of birth
  • Father's place of birth
  • Mother's place of birth


  • Year of immigration to United States
  • Whether naturalized or alien
  • Whether able to speak English; or if not, language spoken


  • Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
  • Industry, business, or establishment in which at work
  • Whether employer, employee, or working on own account
  • If an employee, whether out of work on 15 April 1910 and number of weeks out of work during 1909


  • Whether able to read
  • Whether able to write
  • Whether attended school any time since 1 September 1909

Ownership of Home:

  • Owned or Rented
  • Owned free or mortgaged
  • Farm or house
  • Number of farm schedule (applies only to farm homes)


  • Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy


  • Whether blind (both eyes)
  • Whether deaf and dumb

There were separate Indian population schedules for 1910 in which the tribe and/or band was also recorded.

Taken from Chapter 5: Research in Census Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).

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