See list of the most common occupations for women in 1910 and 1920 (source: Census Bureau).
WOMEN'S WAGES in ALABAMA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in ARKANSAS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in WASHINGTON DC, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in ILLINOIS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in KANSAS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in KENTUCKY, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in MISSOURI, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in OHIO, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in NEW JERSEY, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in PENNSYLVANIA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in SOUTH CAROLINA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in TENNESSEE, 1920s
Wages in ARGENTINA, 1920s
WAGES in AUSTRALIA, 1920s
WAGES in AUSTRIA, 1920s
WAGES in BELGIUM, 1920s
Wages in CANADA, 1920s
WAGES in CHILE, 1920s
WAGES in CHINA, 1920s
WAGES in DENMARK, 1920s
WAGES in FRANCE, 1920s
Wages in GERMANY, 1920s
Wages in GREAT BRITAIN, 1920s
Wages in GREECE, 1920s
WAGES in JAPAN, 1920s
WAGES in LITHUANIA, 1920s
WAGES in MANCHUKUO, 1920s
Wages in MEXICO, 1920s
Wages in SOUTH AFRICA, 1920s
Wages in the SOVIET UNION, 1920s
WAGES in SPAIN, 1920s
WAGES in SWITZERLAND, 1920s
Wages in NEW ZEALAND, 1920s
Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1920s
Click for exchange rates, 1921-1930.
NOTE: For household income data for 1929, we recommend a 1934 Brookings Institution report titled America's Capacity to Consume. It is not yet available to read online; check your local library for a printed copy.
Shows average value for farm land and buildings from 1850-1982. Use the following hyperlinks to see values for AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. See data considerations for explanation. Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture report.
Tables 6-13 show farm land prices by county in IA, MN, ND, ID, OH, KY, NC and TX. Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission report.
Shows average value per acre for all real estate with buildings, and the value of land alone, by county, for six states: MA, CT, RI , ME, VT and NH. Source: 1930 Census of Agriculture.
Shows by county the price of undeveloped land, plow land and farm land. Also shows the average cost to rent farm land or pastures by the acre, by county. Data available for additional years in Missouri Farm Census by Counties, Missouri State Dept of Agriculture.
One-page table shows average charges for residential electricity each year from 1924-1934, for cities over 50,000 in population. Source: Federal Power Commission.
Indicates prices per kilowatt-hour by areas and cities. Discusses household expenditures for electricity, and estimates the number of homes that had various electrical appliances (radios, refrigerators, irons, etc.) over the years. Source: U.S. BLS Bulletin, no. 664
Issues of Telephone engineer & management detail rates for telephone service in many states. For example, the 1920 volume gives rates in Ohio and Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana, and more. Tip: use the search tool to look for words like cents or rate.
Public transit fares
Railroad fares and dining car prices
More passenger air fares from other sources:
COLLEGE EDUCATION, 1920s
In the 1920s decade, 8% to 12% of people aged 18-21 enrolled in college. Source: U.S. Bureau of Education.
REGIONAL OR LOCAL HOTEL DIRECTORIES
Prices in CANADA, 1920s
Prices in NEW ZEALAND, 1920s
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