STATES & CITIES: 122698190

STATES & CITIES

About an adding machine at the Census Bureau headquarters in Washington one day last week U. S. officials pressed excitedly as a column of 49 figures was clicked into place. The apparatus whined and buzzed. All eyes sought the result: 122,698,190.

That figure represented the official U. S. population for April 1—men, women & children, red, white, yellow & black.* It was obtained by adding for the first time the State and District of Columbia totals. Subject to minor revisions, the figure was a gain of 16,987,570 over the 1920 census.

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