1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Taney County, Missouri
Taney County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,675, its county seat is Forsyth. It is included in the Branson, Micropolitan Statistical Area. Taney County was organized on January 4, 1837, named in honor of Roger Brooke Taney, the fifth Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, most remembered for delivering the infamous majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford. However, unlike Roger B. Taney, who pronounced his name /ˈtɔːni/, the "Taney" in Taney County is pronounced /ˈteɪni/; the county includes the popular tourist destination city of Branson, Table Rock and Bull Shoals Lakes. The first Taney County Courthouse was built on the mouth of Bull Creek at the confluence of the White River by early pioneers in 1837, its use as a courthouse ended. The county's second courthouse, in Forsyth, was destroyed in a Civil War battle on July 22, 1861; the rebuilt courthouse was destroyed by fire on December 19, 1885. A third courthouse was built.
The fourth, present, courthouse was occupied on August 1, 1952. In 1989, an addition was started and completed in 1991. In 1904, the White River Railway was extended through the rugged terrain of Stone and Taney counties. By both counties had had a sundown town policy for years, forbidding African Americans from living there. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 652 square miles, of which 632 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water; the county is drained by its affluents. Christian County Douglas County Ozark County Marion County, Arkansas Boone County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Stone County U. S. Route 65 U. S. Route 160 Route 76 Route 86 Route 125 Route 165 Route 176 Route 248 Route 265 Route 376 Route 465 Mark Twain National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 39,703 people, 16,158 households, 11,052 families residing in the county; the population density was 24/km². There were 19,688 housing units at an average density of 12/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 96.22% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, 1.42% from two or more races.
2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among the major first ancestries reported in Taney County were 20.8% German, 18.9% American, 12.4% Irish, 12.3% English. There were 16,158 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.60% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.83. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $39,771, the median income for a family was $47,664.
Males had a median income of $25,431 versus $19,655 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,663. About 9.40% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. According to the Association of Religion Data Archives County Membership Report, Taney County is a part of the Bible Belt with evangelical Protestantism being the majority religion; the most predominant denominations among residents in Taney County who adhere to a religion are Southern Baptists, Roman Catholics, Presbyterians. Of adults 25 years of age and older in Taney County, 81.4% possess a high school diploma or higher while 14.9% hold a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment. Ozarks Technical Community College, Hollister College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout Bradleyville R-I School District - Bradleyville Bradleyville Elementary School Bradleyville High School Branson R-IV School District - Branson Branson Primary School Branson Buchanan Elementary Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary Branson Buchanan Intermediate Branson Cedar Ridge Intermediate Branson Jr.
High School Branson High School Forsyth R-III School District - Forsyth Forsyth Elementary School Forsyth Middle School Forsyth High School Hollister R-V School District - Hollister Hollister Elementary School Hollister Middle School Riedgedale Elementary School Hollister Jr. High School Hollister High School Kirbyville R-VI School District - Kirbyville Kirbyville Elementary School Kirbyville Middle School Mark Twain R-VIII School District - Rueter Mark Twain Elementary School Taneyville R-II School District - Taneyville Taneyville Elementary School Faith Christian Academy - Branson - - Non-denominational Christian Trinity Christian Academy - Hollister - - Non-denominational Christian Riverview Bible Baptist Church School - Forsyth - - Baptist School of the Ozarks - Point Lookout Delmina Woods Youth Facility - Forsyth - - Alternative/Other School Forsyth Public Library Taneyhills Community Library The Republican Party com
1890 United States Census
The Eleventh United States Census was taken beginning June 2, 1890. It determined the resident population of the United States to be 62,979,766—an increase of 25.5 percent over the 50,189,209 persons enumerated during the 1880 census. The data was tabulated by machine for the first time; the data reported that the distribution of the population had resulted in the disappearance of the American frontier. Most of the 1890 census materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and fragments of the US census population schedule exist only for the states of Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, the District of Columbia; this was the first census in which a majority of states recorded populations of over one million, as well as the first in which multiple cities – New York as of 1880, Philadelphia – recorded populations of over one million. The census saw Chicago rank as the nation's second-most populous city, a position it would hold until 1990, in which Los Angeles would supplant it.
The 1890 census collected the following information: The 1890 census was the first to be compiled using methods invented by Herman Hollerith and was overseen by Superintendents Robert P. Porter and Carroll D. Wright. Data was entered on a machine readable medium, punched cards, tabulated by machine; the net effect of the many changes from the 1880 census: the larger population, the number of data items to be collected, the Census Bureau headcount, the volume of scheduled publications, the use of Hollerith's electromechanical tabulators, was to reduce the time required to process the census from eight years for the 1880 census to six years for the 1890 census. The total population of 62,947,714, the family, or rough, was announced after only six weeks of processing; the public reaction to this tabulation was disbelief, as it was believed that the "right answer" was at least 75,000,000. The United States census of 1890 showed a total of 248,253 Native Americans living in the United States, down from 400,764 Native Americans identified in the census of 1850.
The 1890 census announced that the frontier region of the United States no longer existed, that the Census Bureau would no longer track the westward migration of the U. S. population. Up to and including the 1880 census, the country had a frontier of settlement. By 1890, isolated bodies of settlement had broken into the unsettled area to the extent that there was hardly a frontier line; this prompted Frederick Jackson Turner to develop his Frontier Thesis. The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. All the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D. C. in 1921. Some 25 % of the materials were presumed another 50 % damaged by smoke and water; the damage to the records led to an outcry for a permanent National Archives. In December 1932, following standard federal record-keeping procedures, the Chief Clerk of the Bureau of the Census sent the Librarian of Congress a list of papers to be destroyed, including the original 1890 census schedules.
The Librarian was asked by the Bureau to identify any records which should be retained for historical purposes, but the Librarian did not accept the census records. Congress authorized destruction of that list of records on February 21, 1933, the surviving original 1890 census records were destroyed by government order by 1934 or 1935; the other censuses for which some information has been lost are the 1810 enumerations. Few sets of microdata from the 1890 census survive, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Mayo-Smith, Richmond, "The Eleventh Census of the United States". In: The Economic Journal, Vol. 1, p. 43 - 58 1891 U. S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results Historical US Census data from the U. S. Census Bureau website Hollerith 1890 Census Tabulator by Columbia University "The Fate of the 1890 Population Census" from the National Archives website
Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District (Ozark, Missouri)
The Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District is a national historic district located at Ozark, Christian County, Missouri. It encompasses 19 contributing buildings in a 5.3-acre area in the central business district of Ozark. The central feature of the district, the Christian County Courthouse, is a three-story, Classical Revival style brick building designed by architect Henry H. Hohenschild. Other notable buildings include the Bank of Ozark/Masonic Lodge, First Baptist Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, Robertson Brothers’ Store, Ozark Drug, Works Progress Administration Community Building and Christian County Bank, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Missouri Route 14
Route 14 is a state highway traveling through the southern part of the U. S. state of Missouri. Its western terminus is at U. S. Route 60 in Marionville, its eastern terminus is at US 63 on the northern edge of West Plains. Route 14 is a two-lane highway for its entire length; this road's western terminus was at US 71 in Joplin, its eastern terminus was at US 67 southwest of Poplar Bluff. These sections are now US 160, Route 174, Interstate 44; the section between Mount Vernon and the southeast corner of Douglas County was Route 40 from 1922 to 1926. Route 14 begins at the northern boundary of West Plains at an intersection with US 63, it will be. The highway passes through the hilly country of the Ozarks, shortly after it starts, it enters the Mark Twain National Forest and forms a short 4.8 miles concurrency with Route 181 from the twin bridges west. Twenty-eight miles west of US 63, Route 14 intersects Route 95. Twenty-three miles west of the intersection with Route 95 is Ava and an intersection with Route 76 and Route 5.
West of Ava, the highway winds its way west to Sparta. West of Sparta, the road becomes less hilly and the road heads on a straight course to Ozark, where it runs through the downtown area united with Business U. S. Route 65. Route 14 crosses US 65 and continues west towards Nixa and the traffic is heavier (this is part of the Springfield, Missouri MSA. At Nixa is an intersection with U. S. Route 160 and Route 13. West of Nixa, the highway crosses James River and passes through Clever on its way to Billings, where it joins U. S. Route 60 and Route 413; when Route 14 heads west again, it is on an old alignment of US 60, making a sharp curve at McKinley before ending at US 60 in northern Marionville. Major include: Missouri portal U. S. Roads portal
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