The 1920 census questionnaire was similar, but slightly shorter, than its
counterpart from 1910. "Place of abode" replaced "dwelling
house" as the general term for a person's residence. There was no separate
schedule for American Indians. Enumerators collected the following information
from residents, organized by column:
1. Street of person's place of abode
Enumerators were to write the name of the street vertically in the column,
so that they only had to write it once for all of the enumerated persons
living on that street
2. House number or farm
3. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation by enumerator
4. Number of family in order of visitation by enumerator
6. Relationship to head of family
7. Is the person's home owned or rented?
8. If owned, is it owned freely or mortgaged?
10. Color or race
Enumerators were to enter "W" for White, "B" for
Black, "Mu" for mulatto, "Ch" for Chinese, "Jp"
for Japanese, "In" for American Indian, or "Ot" for
11. Age at last birthday
12. Single, married, widowed, or divorced?
Enumerators were to enter "S" for single, "Wd" for
widowed, "D" for divorced, "M1" for married persons
in their first marriage, and "M2" for those married persons
in their second or subsequent marriage.
13. Year of immigration to the United States
14. Is the person naturalized or alien?
15. If naturalized, what was the year of naturalization?
16. Did the person attend school at any time since September 1, 1919?
17. Can the person read?
18. Can the person write?
19. Person's place of birth
20. Person's mother tongue
21. Person's father's place of birth
22. Person's father's mother tongue
23. Person's mother's place of birth
24. Person's mother's mother tongue
25. Can the person speak English?
26. Person's trade or profession
27. Industry, business, or establishment in which the person works
28. Is the person an employer, a salary or wage worker, or working on
his own account?
29. If the person is a farmer, what is the farm's identification number
on the corresponding farm schedule?