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November 6, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(19):1574-1575. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680190050024

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Results of the Census of 1925  According to the census of June 16, 1925, the population of the German reich (exclusive of the Saar region) is 62,348,782, which is distributed over 63,580 political communes. No less than 60,132 communes, or 95 per cent of the total number, are rural communes. The population of the rural communes is, however, only 22,200,000, or 35.6 per cent of the total population. There are only 3,448 urban communes, but these have a population of more than 40,000,000, or 64.4 per cent of the total population. The large cities have increased their population of 2,000,000 in 1871 to 16,600,000 in 1925. Some peculiar changes have taken place in the distribution of females throughout the cities and provinces. In 1910, there were 1,029 women to 1,000 men. According to the census of 1919, the proportion was 1,101 women to 1,000 men. However, the census of 1925

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