What Are Some Statistics From the 1930 U.S. Census?


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One statistic from the 1930 U.S. census is that the U.S. resident population was 123,202,624. The population per square mile of solid land was 34.7 people. The number of states was 48, but Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. all participated in the census.

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What Are Some Statistics From the 1930 U.S. Census?
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Additional statistics from the 1930 U.S. census are that the number of census questions was 34, and the cost was over $40 million, or about 33 cents per person. The population of the United States increased by 16.2 percent from 1920 to 1930. There were 35,700 pages in the census report. The day of the census changed from Jan. 1 to April 1 due to weather and the stock market crash.

The population of New York City, New York, was nearly 7 million people, making it the largest urban area in America at the time. Chicago, Illinois, had a population of over 3 million people, while Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had almost 2 million people. Nearly 12 million people reported having access to a radio.

Las Vegas, Nevada, only boasted a population of over 5,000 people compared to the 2000 U.S. census of nearly 500,000. Las Vegas was considered an outpost for the railroad at the time. Nearby Phoenix, Arizona, another desert city, was populated with just over 48,000 people. The population for the entire state of California was just over 5.6 million people.

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