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Hawaii Censuses: 1896

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Hawaiʻi Census Data and Reports, 1896

Hawaiʻi Census, 1896 - Data

Citizens' Guard Commissions, 1895. Hawaii Census, 1896.
UHM Call Number: Microfilm V10696. Includes Honolulu census enumeration for 1895 [1896?] and Oahu census reports for 1896.

Hawaiʻi Census, 1896 - Reports

Hawaii. General Superintendent of the Census. Report of the General Superintendent of the Census, 1896. Honolulu: Hawaiian Star Press, 1897.
Online: http://www.archive.org/details/reportgeneralsu01atkigoog. Click on the "Read Online" link. Also available at the UHM Library, UHM Call Numbers: HA4007 .H22 1896 and Microfilm S01347 item 4.
Hawaii. General Superintendent of the Census. Report of the General Superintendent of the Census, 1896. Honolulu: Hawaiian Star Press, 1897.
A higher quality copy of this is available at http://www.archive.org/details/reportgeneralsu01atkigoog; however this copy is notable for its drawing of Kepoolele Apau, "The Oldest Inhabitant of the Hawaiian Islands." Online: http://www.archive.org/details/reportgeneralsu00atkigoog. Click on the "Read Online" link. Also available at the UHM Library, UHM Call Numbers: HA4007 .H22 1896 and Microfilm S01347 item 4.
Hawaii. General Superintendent of the Census. Report of the General Superintendent of the Census, 1896. Honolulu: Hawaiian Star Press, 1897.
UHM Call Numbers: HA4007 .H22 1896 and Microfilm S01347 item 4. Also available online, at archive.org.
Hawaii. Dept. of Public Instruction. Hoike no Elua Makahiki a ka Peresidena o ka Papa Hoonaauao. Honolulu: Dept. of Public Instruction, 1853-1896.
UHM Call Numbers: L777 .B2 and Microfilm S50631. Kingdom-era census reports were issued within this biennial report. For locations of specific census reports, see Schmitt, Robert C. Demographic Statistics of Hawaii, 1778-1965. Honolulu: UH Press, 1968, p. 258-261.
Citizens' Guard Commissions, 1895. Hawaii Census, 1896.
UHM Call Number: Microfilm V10696. Includes Honolulu census enumeration for 1895 [1896?] and Oahu census reports for 1896.

What Am I Looking At?

Generally, after censuses are conducted, information gathered falls in two groups:

  1. the data sets
  2. the reports which interpret and analyze these data sets

The lists on this page provide links to a selection of reports, and data sets and/or enumeration sheets for Hawaiʻi censuses.

Enumeration Sheets

Enumeration sheets are the forms used by census enumerators to gather information from people. Information may include the following: the person's name, place of residence, sex, age, occupation, educational level, language spoken, country of origin.

For privacy reasons, the U.S. Census Bureau does not release enumeration sheets until 72 years after the census has been conducted. The most recent enumeration sheets available for Hawaiʻi are from the 1940 decennial census, released in 2012. Enumeration sheets from the 1950 decennial census are scheduled to be released n 2022.

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