WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20: AMERICA IN 1910
Profile America -- Wednesday, January 20th. The national census this April will be the 23rd time this once-a-decade count has been conducted since 1790. The 13th census in 1910 profiled a nation undergoing big changes from the wave of European immigrants. There were more than 92 million residents of the 46 states and the District of Columbia. The largest city, New York, had a population approaching 5 million. Los Angeles was not even on the list of the 10 biggest cities. In the decade to follow, the U.S. would enter World War I, the Panama Canal was completed, and Daylight Saving Time came into effect. At the end of the decade, the influenza epidemic of 1918 took the lives of up to 40 million people worldwide. You can learn more about the Census in U.S. history online at 2010.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Through the Decades
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau