66

DEAF-MUTE POPULATION"
G EK EK AL NOTE —Tim figures contained in t hi s section «m not be t aken as an absol ut e m&ex of condi t i ons.
Th e provisions for the care of tlieso classes ars so divergent in different St at es, and m the same St at e a t
different times, t hat ttie enumeration of persons i n cert ai n i nst i t ut i ons may bo far from reflecting t ho
t r ue differences or changes in t ho rel at i ve number of such persons i n t ne population a t l arge. Moreover,
t h e methods of enumeration have been changed from t i me t o t i me. The difficulty of formul at i ng an
adequat e definition, t he large el ement of personal j udgment of t he enumerat or, and rel uct ance on tiie p a r t
or i ndi yi dual s t o admi t defects, all aflect t ho accuracy of t ho dat a
No. 56.—DEAF-MTJTE POPULATION ENUMERATED: 1880 TO 1920
.Division
United States
Ne w England
Mi ddl o At l ant i c
Ea s t Nor t h Contral
West North Central
Souttx At l ant i c
Ba s t Sout h Central
Wes t Sout h Centra)
Mount a i n. j
Pacific I
Number on dat e of enumerat i on
18S01
33,878
2,581
7,368
8,512
4,151
4,975
3,652
l,78i
317
508
1890
s
40,593
3,385
7, 907
9,837
6,214
5,597
3,831
2,478
508
771
1900 2
24,369
1,279
3,9T4
5,034
4,082
3,673
2,695
2,100
370
562
1910*
44,708
2,373
8,823
8,810
5,211
<i,2G0
4.458
4,298
1,027
1,448
1930 6
44,885
3,093
8,361
10, 770
5,812
5,940
3, 745
3,902
1,211
2,045
Ratio por 100,000 popul at i on
1880
67.5
64.4.
70.2
76.0
67.4
65.5
65.9
63.fi
48.6
45.6
1890
618
72.1
6Z. 7
73.0
R9. 6
63.2
59.6
52.3
43.8
40.8
1900
32.1
22.9
25.7
35.2
39.4
35.2
35,7
32.1
22.1
23.3
1910
48.6
36.2
45.7
53.8
63.4
51.3
63.0
48.9
39.0
34. 5
1920
48. 5
41.8
37. 6
50.2
40.3
42. 6
42 I
38. 1
30. 3
36. 7
i Deaf-mates, exclusive of t hose r epor t ed as 16 years of age or over when hearing was lost.
1
Deaf persons unabl e t o speak a t al l .
3
JDosf persons unabl e t o speak at all, for whom special schedules were returned.
* Persons reported as deaf a nd d u mb by t he popul at i on enumer at or s.
* Deaf-mutes report ed by census enumer at or s a n d by schools, i nst i t ut i ons, and organizations for t he doaf.
No. 57.—DEAF-MUTES BY SEX, RACE, AND NATIVITY, 1920
Division
United St at es.
Wow Engl and
Mi ddl e At l ant i c
Ea s t A
T
orth Cent ral . .
West North DentraL
So u t h Atlantic
Ea s t South Cent r al . .
We s t South Cont raL
Mount ai n
Pacific
Tot a l
n u mbe r
enumer -
at ed
44,885
8,361
10, 770
5,812
59i
Number for whom special schedules were returned
Tot al
36,026
3, 745
3,902
1,211
2,045
2, ,
6,952
8,874
4,638
4,102
2,605
2, G80
924
1,596
Male
19,166
1,447
3,825
4,036
2,540
2,230
1,865
1,421
519
877
f emal e
18,860
1,208
3,127
3,938
2,002
1,872
1,240
1,259
405
719
Whi t e
S O ,B O S
2,266
6,070
7,951
4,221
3,345
2,408
843
1,418
380
789
7D6
331
63
15
30
62
ISO
Colored
1,699
la?
8tf
694
307
242
19
22
No. 58.—CAXJSE OF DEAFNESS AND AGE AT WHICH HEARING WAS IOST-
DEAF-MUTES FOE WHOM SPECIAL SCHEDULES WEEE EETTJBNED, 1930 '
Cause of deafness
All caus es .
Congenital
Scarlet foyer
Meui ngi l i s
Br ai n fever
Fal l s and blows
Measles
Typhoi d fever
Wfiociping cough
Diseases oftlie ear
Abscesses in t he head
All other and unknown
Tot a l
85,029
Deaf a t
bi r t h
IS, 613
13, 513
13,513
3,346
3,237
1,314 ,
1,177
1,083
6H6
404
Ago at which hearing was l ost
Loss t ha n
5 years
16,4fi8
2,457
2,4S7
1,068
992
910
450
571
417
403
6,718
5 t o 9
years
S,51S
790
715
215
142
141
167
46
31
26
1,243
Chi l d-
hood
(ago not
report ed)
621
10 years
or over
250
40
12
9
12
11
5
10
11
4
602
33
30
8
1?
&
11
2
2
2
139
Ago not
r epor t ed
20
18
14
19
7
3
1
3
H
566
Sourco: Bureau of t he Census, De pa r t me nt of Commer ce.
1930

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