Please note the U.S. census questions differed slightly from the Puerto Rico census questions. Am in the process of comparing both and will annotate the difference accordingly.

       


1910 Census Questions
 1. Street
  2. House number
  3. Dwelling number 
  4. Family visit number 
  5. Name of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910 was in this family
  6. Relation to Head of Household
  7. Sex
  8. Race
  9. Age
 10. Marital status
 11. Number of years married
 12. Mother of how many children
 13. Number of these children living
 14. Place of birth
 15. Father's place of birth
 16. Mother's place of birth
 17. Year of immigration to U.S.
 18. Naturalized or alien?
 19. Language spoken
 20. Occupation
 21. Nature of trade
 22. Employer, worker or own account
 23. Number of months not employed
 24. Can read and write
 25. Attending school
 26. Home owned or rented?
 29. Home owned free or mortgage?
 30. Farm or house?
 31. Veteran of Civil War?
 32. Blind or deaf-mute?



1920 Census Questions
  1. Street
  2. House number
  3. Dwelling number 
  4. Family visit number
  5. Name of each person whose place of abode on January 1, 1920 was in this family
  6. Relationship to Head of Household
  7. Home owned or rented
  8. Owned free or mortgaged
  9. Sex
 10. Color or race
 11. Age
 12. Marital status
 13. Year of immigration to U.S.
 14. Naturalized or alien?
 15. Year of naturalization
 16. Attending school?
 17. Can read and write
 20. Place of birth
 21. Mother tongue
 22. Father's place of birth
 23. Father's mother tongue
 24. Mother's place of birth
 25. Mother's mother tongue
 26. Can speak English
 27. Occupation
 28. Employer, salary worker, or working on own account



1930 Census Questions
Place of abode
  Street, avenue, road, etc.
  House number
  Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
  Number of family in order of visitation

Name
  Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family.
  Enter surname first, then the given name, and middle initial, if any. Include every
  person living on April 1, 1930. Omit children born since April 1, 1930.

Relation
  Relationship of this person to the head of the family

Home Data
  Home owned or rented
  Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented
  Radio set
  Does this family own a farm?

Personal description
  Sex
  Color or race
  Age at last birthday
  Marital condition
  Age at first marriage

Education
  Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1929
  Whether able to read or write

Place of birth
  Place of birth of each person enumerated and of his or her parents.
  If born in the United States, give State or Territory. If of foreign birth, give country
  in which birthplace is now situated.
  Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English, and Irish Free State from Northern
  Ireland.

  Place of birth__person
  Place of birth__father
  Place of birth__mother

Mother tongue (or native language) of foreign born

Language spoken in home before coming to the United States

Citizenship, etc
  Year of immigration into the United States
  Naturalization

Whether able to speak English

Occupation & industry
  Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
  Industry or business
  Class of worker

  Employment. Whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day)
Yes or no

  If not, line number on Unemployment schedule [These schedules no longer exist]

Veterans
  Whether a veteran of U.S. Military or naval forces
Yes or no

  What war or expedition?

Farm schedule
  Number of farm schedule [These schedules no longer exist]




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Revised: September 1, 2002
URL:  Puerto Rico: My Ancestors and Their Descendants
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