This is the first in a series of 11 monographs issued from the Fourteenth Census, taken in the year 1920, designed to include analysis and interpretation of important subjects covered by the census.
Monograph I describes the location and group characteristics of the men, women, and children who composed the increase in population, which took place from 1910 to 1920. “Anyone who desires to read the history of the United States in terms of changing numbers, racial strains, and places of residence, during a decade crowded with epoch-making events, may do so in these pages.”
Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.