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Introduction

Fourteenth Census of the United States (1920) Colorado County, Texas Compiled by Bill Stein, with David Hahn and Errol Rizzuto

Summary of Data

Number of persons: 18,959
Number of persons described as white: 12,462 (65.7% of the entire population)
Number of males described as white: 6,417 (33.8% of the entire population)
Number of females described as white: 6,045 (31.9% of the entire population)
Number of persons described as black: 5,491 (29.0% of the entire population)
Number of males described as black: 2,710 (14.3% of the entire population)
Number of females described as black: 2,781 (14.7% of the entire population)
Number of persons described as mulatto: 1,001 (5.3% of the entire population)
Number of males described as mulatto: 449 (2.4% of the entire population)
Number of females described as mulatto: 552 (2.9% of the entire population)
Number of persons whose race was given as Chinese: 1 (0.1% of the entire population)

Number of American born persons: 17,286 (91.2% of the entire population)
Number of American born white persons: 10,806 (57.0% of the entire population)
Number of American born black persons: 5,485 (28.9% of the entire population)
Number of American born mulattos: 992 (5.2% of the entire population)
Number of foreign born persons: 1,659 (8.8% of the entire population)
Number of foreign born white persons: 1,648 (8.7% of the entire population)
Number of foreign born black persons: 1
Number of foreign born mulattos: 9

Number of persons born in Texas: 15,476 (81.6% of the entire population)
Number of white persons born in Texas: 9,433 (28.9% of the entire population)
Number of black persons born in Texas: 5,113 (5.4% of the entire population)
Number of mulattos born in Texas: 927 (4.9% of the entire population)
Number of persons born in Mexico: 594 (3.1% of the entire population)
Number of white persons born in Mexico: 579 (3.1% of the entire population)

Number of heads of households: 4425
Number of white heads of households: 2812 (63.5% of the number of heads of households)
Number of black heads of households: 1443 (32.6% of the number of heads of households)
Number of mulatto heads of households: 169 (3.8% of the number of heads of households)
Number of American born heads of households: 3711 (83.9% of the number of heads of households)
Number of American born white heads of households: 2105 (47.6% of the number of heads of households)
Number of American born black heads of households: 1441 (32.6% of the number of heads of households)
Number of American born mulatto heads of  households: 165 (3.7% of the number of heads of households)
Number of foreign born heads of households: 710 (16.0% of the number of heads of households)
Number of foreign born white heads of households: 704 (15.9% of the number of heads of households)
Number of foreign born black heads of households: 1
Number of foreign born mulatto heads of households: 4

Enumerators and Dates

   

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Population
Enumeration District 17 Justice Precinct 1 (Columbus) May A. Pendergraft January 2 - February 11 1258
Enumeration District 18 Justice Precinct 1 (west half) Ben H. Meinert January 2 - February 4 1936
Enumeration District 19 Justice Precinct 2 (part of) Asher G. McLachlan January 2 - January 31 1633
Enumeration District 20 Justice Precinct 2 (Rock Island) Ida Sevier January 13 - February 9 605
Enumeration District 20 Justice Precinct 2 (Sheridan) Ida Sevier January 2 - January 12 237
Enumeration District 21 Justice Precinct 3 Allie M. Wagley January 2 - January 30 1143
Enumeration District 22 Justice Precinct 4 (part of) Emil Brunkenhoefer February 9 - April 9 1006
Enumeration District 23 Justice Precinct 4 (part of) Will W. Walchar January 2 - February 12 1601
Enumeration District 24 Justice Precinct 4 (Weimar) Emil Brunkenhoefer January 2 - January 16 1171
Enumeration District 25 Justice Precinct 5 (part of) Peter Neshyba January 2 - February 12 1519
Enumeration District 26 Justice Precinct 5 (part of) Louis H. Brune January 2 - February 2 1106
Enumeration District 27 Justice Precinct 6 (Mentz) Arnold Streicher January 5 - January 14 266
Enumeration District 27 Justice Precinct 6 (Bernardo) Arnold Streicher January 15 - February 3 415
Enumeration District 28 Justice Precinct 7 (part of) Bettie Farmer January 2 - February 17 342
Enumeration District 28 Justice Precinct 7 (part of) Ed McRee March 3 - March 12 244
Enumeration District 29 Justice Precinct 8 (part of) Ed McRee January 31 - February 10 321
Enumeration District 30 Justice Precinct 8 (part of) Ed McRee January 2 - February 3 2146
Enumeration District 31 Justice Precinct 8 (Eagle Lake) Hattie May Davidson January 2 - January 21 2010