Humor from 1910 United States census

This humorous tongue-in-cheek report about the up-coming census report that year was printed in The New York Press in 1910.census


  • Number of families owning phonographs 2,264,721
  • Number of men holding worthless checks and invalid promissory notes. 72,986,279
  • Number of cities where taxes are reasonable 6
  • Number of ministers – 232,689
  • Number of ministers who would leave their present charge if they had a “call” with an increase in wages – 232,590
  • Number of women who like the hobble skirt – 0
  • Number of individuals who take a vacation annually – 54,428,674
  • Number of individuals who annually return broke – 54,428,671
  • Number of men who threw away their winter overcoats last spring – 3,456, 287
  • Number of men who will search the attic for those coats this fall – 3,456,281

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

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