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New York State Department of State State Population Census Schedules

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the 1915 statewide census of population administered through the Secretary of State's office. Each page provides the block number (if any), election district number, ward number (if any), municipality, assembly district number, and county. Categories of information include: address, name and relationship of each person in family as of June 1, 1915, color or race, sex, age, nativity, occupation, and residence of persons in institutions. Records are restricted due to fragility.
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Quantity:
circa 175 cubic feet (circa 491 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1915
Series Number:
A0275

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county, then by Assembly District, then by Election District.

Administrative History

Summary statistics of citizens, aliens, and total population for each political subdivision are published in "Report of the Secretary of State of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants, 1915" (Albany, 1916; Assembly Document no. 16). See also "Maps Accompanying the Report of the Secretary of State of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants, 1915" (Albany, 1916). For further information on census records, see "New York State Census Records, 1790-1925" (New York State Library Bibliography Bulletin #88).

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a state-wide census of population administered through the Secretary of State's office. Each page of the schedules provides the block number (if any), election district number, ward number (if any), city or village, town, assembly district number, county, and name of the enumerator.

The categories of information are as follows: 1. Address (street or road, with house number if any); 2. Name of each person in the family as of June 1, 1915; 3. Relationship of each person to the head of the family; 4. Color or race; 5. Sex; 6. Age at last birthday; 7. Nativity (U.S. or foreign country); 8. Number of years in the U.S. (if born abroad); 9. Citizen or alien; 10. Occupation; 11. Employment "Class" (W.-person working on salary or wages; O.A.-person working for "own account," a "proprietor who is not an employer of labor"; Emp.-"employer of persons other than domestic servants"; X-"person not engaged in gainful occupation"); and 12. Residence of persons in institutions. No statistics of agriculture or industry were collected in this census. The Indian censuses found in the last volume (with Yates County) are available on microfilm.

Two volumes of Onondaga County schedules are missing, though there is no gap in the numbering of the volumes: Assembly District 2 lacks Fabius, Lafayette, Onondaga, Tully, and Wards 14, 18, and 19 of Syracuse; and Assembly District 3 lacks DeWitt, Manlius, Pompey, and Wards 10-17 of Syracuse. There is a loose-leaf binder listing each volume, with names of political subdivisions in each volume and microfilm roll numbers.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted due to fragility of census schedules.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm copy of the census schedules is available at the New York State Library.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1875 Population census of Indian reservations, 1915, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Alphabetical card index to heads of population schedules is available on microfilm at the New York State Library.

Series B2307, Maps accompanying the report of the Secretary of State of the enumeration of the inhabitants, 1915, indexes this series.

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