Are there data on the share of urban and rural households that had electricity, by county, for the time period 1910-1930? Maybe from the US Census? I looked in IPUMS but did not see any relevant Census questions there, and there are papers1 that have similar data for the years after 1930. Nothing for earlier periods, however. Is there any source that has such data? I've only found general information like "25% of households had electricity in 1920".

1: Lewis, Joshua. "Infant Health, Women's Fertility, and Rural Electrification in the United States, 1930–1960." The Journal of Economic History 78, no. 1 (2018): 118-154.

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