This is the sixth 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 VI is an analysis of the differences of the farm population from the so-called “rural” group that includes people in small cities and villages, miners, suburban residents, and other populations that are very distinct from the farm population.
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.