1920 Santo Domingo Census

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The 1920 Santo Domingo Census was conducted from 19 January to 24 December 1920, during the administration of the general Thomas Snowden, American governor of the Santo Domingo following the American occupation of the Dominican Republic.

This was the first census done in the land of the former Dominican Republic since the Spanish colonial period, although the Catholic Church had done several parish censuses; the 1920 census collected information regarding on sex, age, fertility, race, religion, marital status, nationality, and housing.

General results[edit]

General results
Indicator Quantity %
Total population 894,665 100
Men 446,384 49.9
Women 448,281 50.1
Regions
North 501,358 56.04%
South 246,655 27.57%
Department of Santo Domingo 146,652 16.39%
Results on

Nationality and Race

Indicator Quantity %
Dominicans 845,145 94.5
Foreigners 49,520 5.5
from Haiti 28,258 3.1
from the West Indies 8,305 0.9
from Puerto Rico 6,069 0.7
from Spain 1,443 0.2
from the United States (excluding marines) 891 0.1
from Cuba 741 0.1
from another country 3,813 0.4
Whites 223,144 24.9
Mestizos and yellows 444,587 49.7
Blacks 226,934 25.4
Results on Creeds
Religion Quantity %
Catholic 882,425 98.632
Protestant 11,927 1.333
Jewish 55 0.006
another 258 0.029

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Secretary of State of Home Affairs and Police (1923). First National Census of Population, 1920. University of Santo Domingo Publishing House.