The census taken in 1930 proved that Ohio was indeed growing. There were three cities which showed their population amount to have doubled. Four other cities showed a growth of more than fifty percent what it had been in the last census. The population for the entire state was 6,646,697.
Ohio census records revealed the state population had grown by more almost 100,000 since the last decade, with a total of 5,759,394 people being counted. The illiteracy rate was very high, and that was a major concern across the country at the time.
The amount of Roman Catholics in the state of Ohio had risen since the last census, as has the population of the entire state. There are now 4,767,121 people who lived in this growing state.
One of the things which the census in 1900 asked about was livestock. The state of Ohio saw a decrease in the amount owned by farms in the state. The people population, however, had once again shown a good amount of growth, with 4,157,545 people in the state.
Typhoid fever was taking its toll on the population in the entire country in 1890. In Alleghany City alone, there were 217 people per 10,000 people due to typhoid. The population for Ohio was counted at the time of the census to be 3,672,329.
Speculation about Ohio losing some of their population didn't pan out. As a matter of fact, the state grew to 3,198,062. That was almost 500,000 more than there had been in the last census a decade ago.
Illiteracy was a concern nationwide in 1870, especially with all the immigration and lack of education in many of the countries people were immigrating from. In Ohio it was found that among the 676,000 youth, between the ages of ten and twenty-one, there was a seven percent illiteracy rate. After eliminating the young people who were foreign born, the percentage dropped to five percent. The total population of the state that year was 2,665,260.
The Ohio population had once again increased. The new total was up to 2,339,511 people. The slave population was down, and the freed slave population was rising. The world was changing and Ohio was showing the difference.
The enumerators for the census in Ohio reported that there had been 28,949 deaths. The total population of living people in the state was now up to 1,980,329, a growth of over 400,000 people.
Population increases were happening all over, and in Ohio the census count was 1,519,467. Of that number, the majority of them, 172,670 people, were in the business of agriculture for their employment. The amount of people in other occupations was said to be 85,259. That made farming, of one type or another, the most lucrative and popular business to be in.
The Census Data Center at the Ohio State University allows visitors to search for Ohio census information. Census volumes are available from 1790 to the present on either microfilm or paper format. The website also provides links to help you find the data that you are looking for, as well as a phone number to call for more information on library services.
Ohio census information can be obtained from the Ohio Department of Development. The Population and Housing page includes information from the Census and the American Community Survey. Simply follow the links to access the data that you need. Most of the information is displayed in PDF format for ease of searching.
The Ohio Historical Society’s Archives/Library can help researchers find historical Ohio census information. The Society provides information on Federal Censuses (the State was not required to hold its own), as well as other reports, such as the Mortality Census schedules. At the bottom of the page is a link for persons making offsite research requests.