A special census was conducted in Puerto Rico in 1935 on behalf of the Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration. (Administración de la Reconstrucción de Puerto Rico) The agency's goals were to increase employment, provide relief, and rehabilitate the agricultural economy in Puerto Rico.
Here are the questions asked in the 1935 Census:
- Street, avenue, road, etc.
- House number
- Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
- Number of family in order of visitation
- Name of each person whose place of abode on Dec 1, 1935, was with this family.
Enter surname first, then the given name, and middle initial, if any. Include every
person living on Dec. 1, 1935. Omit children born since Dec. 1, 1935.
- Relationship of this person to the head of the family
- Number of bed rooms
- Sanitary service
- Color or race
- Age at last birthday
- Marital condition
- Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1935
- Whether able to read and write
- Place of birth of each person enumerated. Give State or territory
- Whether able to speak English
- Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
- Industry or business
- Class of worker
- Is this person gainfully employed? yes or no
- Is this person unemployed
- If unemployed, how many weeks
- Number on farm schedule
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The above was kindly submitted to this site by Mr. Ariel Blondet.
Copyright © 2001 - 2003, Dalia Morales
Revised: November 3, 2003
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