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U.S. Census Provides Historians With Rich Data

May 12, 2020

1940 Census taker and citizen
Credit Census.gov

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the U.S. Census provides historians with a rich source of information on life in America.  Carol says the 1880 Census especially provided a bounty of information on communities and individuals.  But Carol says the 2020 Census asks so few questions that it will not be very useful to historians of the future.