Play Video
1
1940 Census: Know Your USA 1940 United States Department of Commerce
1940 Census: Know Your USA 1940 United States Department of Commerce
::2014/03/23::
Play Video
2
1940 Census: Census of Population 1940 United States Department of Commerce
1940 Census: Census of Population 1940 United States Department of Commerce
::2014/03/23::
Play Video
3
How to Index the 1940 United States Census
How to Index the 1940 United States Census
::2012/04/04::
Play Video
4
1940 UNITED STATES CENSUS  EXCLUSIVE DATA RELEASED
1940 UNITED STATES CENSUS EXCLUSIVE DATA RELEASED
::2013/01/10::
Play Video
5
1940 U.S. Census - Are You In It?
1940 U.S. Census - Are You In It?
::2012/02/02::
Play Video
6
1940 Census: Census of Housing 1940 US Department of Commerce
1940 Census: Census of Housing 1940 US Department of Commerce
::2014/03/22::
Play Video
7
Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census - a Preview by Thomas MacEntee
Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census - a Preview by Thomas MacEntee
::2012/03/22::
Play Video
8
Ancestry.com Introduces the 1940 U.S. Census
Ancestry.com Introduces the 1940 U.S. Census
::2012/03/30::
Play Video
9
Ancestry.com 1940 U.S. Census - What Will You Discover?
Ancestry.com 1940 U.S. Census - What Will You Discover?
::2012/04/06::
Play Video
10
Help Index The 1940 U.S. Census
Help Index The 1940 U.S. Census
::2012/03/30::
Play Video
11
The 1940 Census - Introduction
The 1940 Census - Introduction
::2009/09/30::
Play Video
12
1940 US Census Indexing Project
1940 US Census Indexing Project
::2012/03/14::
Play Video
13
1940 Census - US Migration Patterns
1940 Census - US Migration Patterns
::2012/07/20::
Play Video
14
The 1940 Census of Population
The 1940 Census of Population
::2012/03/27::
Play Video
15
Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org and Searching the 1940 Census by Mary Glass
Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org and Searching the 1940 Census by Mary Glass
::2012/07/26::
Play Video
16
World History - The 1940 Census
World History - The 1940 Census
::2014/01/13::
Play Video
17
1940 Census Records Released Online; U.S. Data On 132 Million Americans Unveiled After 72 Years
1940 Census Records Released Online; U.S. Data On 132 Million Americans Unveiled After 72 Years
::2012/04/03::
Play Video
18
1940 U.S. Census - Revealing Grandma
1940 U.S. Census - Revealing Grandma's Secrets
::2012/03/12::
Play Video
19
1940 census data causes modern tech mess and what has changed for the better.
1940 census data causes modern tech mess and what has changed for the better.
::2012/04/03::
Play Video
20
1940 U.S. Census
1940 U.S. Census
::2012/04/02::
Play Video
21
14. The impact of the United States Census
14. The impact of the United States Census
::2014/03/06::
Play Video
22
The 1940 Census - Census of Population
The 1940 Census - Census of Population
::2012/03/29::
Play Video
23
FamilySearch Indexing 1940 Census Common Mistakes To Avoid
FamilySearch Indexing 1940 Census Common Mistakes To Avoid
::2012/03/15::
Play Video
24
United States Census 2010: A New Portrait of America
United States Census 2010: A New Portrait of America
::2010/02/15::
Play Video
25
White House taking control of US Census; Aides will oversee Census Director
White House taking control of US Census; Aides will oversee Census Director
::2013/11/21::
Play Video
26
The 1940 US census - D. Joshua Taylor
The 1940 US census - D. Joshua Taylor
::2013/04/11::
Play Video
27
The 1940 Census - Census of Housing
The 1940 Census - Census of Housing
::2009/09/30::
Play Video
28
1940 CENSUS REPORT  BREAKING NEWS
1940 CENSUS REPORT BREAKING NEWS
::2013/01/10::
Play Video
29
1940 census / and why the situation with Trayvon Martin exist
1940 census / and why the situation with Trayvon Martin exist
::2012/04/03::
Play Video
30
What is a census?
What is a census?
::2012/05/16::
Play Video
31
Inside the 1940 Census
Inside the 1940 Census
::2012/04/02::
Play Video
32
Exciting Family Discoveries in the 1940 census at the Genealogy Fair
Exciting Family Discoveries in the 1940 census at the Genealogy Fair
::2012/04/23::
Play Video
33
The U.S Census (Part 1)
The U.S Census (Part 1)
::2008/06/27::
Play Video
34
1940 Census - My Father Jester Hairston
1940 Census - My Father Jester Hairston
::2012/04/17::
Play Video
35
The 1940 Census - Census of Population
The 1940 Census - Census of Population
::2009/09/30::
Play Video
36
1940 Census Indexing Project - A Volunteer Effort
1940 Census Indexing Project - A Volunteer Effort
::2012/05/02::
Play Video
37
Access to Records at Familysearch
Access to Records at Familysearch
::2012/04/02::
Play Video
38
A Pulitzer Winner / Historian on the 1940 Census
A Pulitzer Winner / Historian on the 1940 Census
::2012/06/11::
Play Video
39
1940 Census - Discovering Aunt Lottie
1940 Census - Discovering Aunt Lottie
::2012/04/25::
Play Video
40
Ancestry.com Lets You See Census Answers Clearer Than Ever
Ancestry.com Lets You See Census Answers Clearer Than Ever
::2012/03/30::
Play Video
41
The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine
The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine
::2010/12/08::
Play Video
42
America on the Cusp of 1940
America on the Cusp of 1940
::2012/04/09::
Play Video
43
The 1940 Census - Census of Agriculture
The 1940 Census - Census of Agriculture
::2009/09/30::
Play Video
44
#1940USCensus Hangout
#1940USCensus Hangout
::2012/04/17::
Play Video
45
U.S. Census
U.S. Census
::2013/06/10::
Play Video
46
Is America Better Off Than in 1940?
Is America Better Off Than in 1940?
::2012/03/30::
Play Video
47
COPAO
COPAO's Merly Ferrer Discusses Redistricting, Census and Other Community Issues
::2011/06/17::
Play Video
48
The 1940 Census: Ski Jumping Champion
The 1940 Census: Ski Jumping Champion
::2012/07/26::
Play Video
49
United States Census 2000 commercial--overcrowded school
United States Census 2000 commercial--overcrowded school
::2011/05/23::
Play Video
50
Susan Helper 1.17.14
Susan Helper 1.17.14
::2014/01/17::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sixteenth Census
of the United States
Census Bureau seal.svg
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General Information
Date Taken April 1, 1940
Total U.S. Population 132,164,569
Percent Change Increase 7.3%
Most Populous State New York
13,479,142
Least Populous State Nevada
110,247
Population Schedule
1940 census form large.jpg

The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 persons. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, and information about wages. This census introduced sampling techniques; one in 20 people were asked additional questions on the census form. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939.

Census questions[edit]

The 1940 census collected the following information:[1]

  • address
  • home owned or rented
    • if owned, value
    • if rented, monthly rent
  • whether on a farm
  • name
  • relationship to head of household
  • sex
  • race
  • age
  • marital status
  • school attendance
  • educational attainment
  • birthplace
  • if foreign born, citizenship
  • location of residence five years ago and whether on a farm
  • employment status
  • if at work, whether in private or non-emergency government work, or in public emergency work (WPA, CCC, NYA, etc.)
    • if in private or non-emergency government work, hours worked in week
    • if seeking work or on public emergency work, duration of unemployment
  • occupation, industry and class of worker
  • weeks worked last year
  • wage and salary income last year

In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage, fertility, and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

Data availability[edit]

1940 US Census poster

Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; after which the original sheets were destroyed.[2]

As required by Title 13 of the U.S. Code, access to personally identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years.[3] Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Also, aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

On April 2, 2012[4]—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration.[5][6] The records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release; several organizations are compiling indices, in some cases through crowdsourcing.[7]

State rankings[edit]

1940 U.S. State Population Rankings
Rank State Population Region
1 New York 13,479,142 North East
2 Pennsylvania 9,900,180 North East
3 Illinois 7,897,241 Midwest
4 Ohio 6,907,612 Midwest
5 California 6,907,387 West
6 Texas 6,414,824 South
7 Michigan 5,256,106 Midwest
8 Massachusetts 4,316,721 North East
9 New Jersey 4,160,165 North East
10 Missouri 3,784,664 Midwest
11 North Carolina 3,571,623 South
12 Indiana 3,427,796 Midwest
13 Wisconsin 3,137,587 Midwest
14 Georgia 3,123,723 South
15 Tennessee 2,915,841 South
16 Kentucky 2,845,627 South
17 Alabama 2,832,961 South
18 Minnesota 2,792,300 Midwest
19 Virginia 2,677,773 South
20 Iowa 2,538,268 Midwest
21 Louisiana 2,363,880 South
22 Oklahoma 2,336,434 South
23 Mississippi 2,183,796 South
24 West Virginia 1,961,974 South
25 Arkansas 1,949,387 South
26 South Carolina 1,899,804 South
27 Florida 1,897,414 South
28 Maryland 1,821,244 South
29 Kansas 1,801,028 Midwest
30 Washington 1,736,191 West
31 Connecticut 1,709,242 North East
32 Nebraska 1,315,834 Midwest
33 Colorado 1,123,296 West
34 Oregon 1,089,684 West
35 Maine 847,226 North East
36 Rhode Island 713,346 North East
x District of Columbia 663,091 South
37 South Dakota 642,961 Midwest
38 North Dakota 641,935 Midwest
39 Montana 559,456 West
40 Utah 550,310 West
41 New Mexico 531,818 West
42 Idaho 524,873 West
43 Arizona 499,261 West
44 New Hampshire 491,524 North East
45 Vermont 359,231 North East
46 Delaware 266,505 South
47 Wyoming 250,742 West
48 Nevada 110,247 West

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790-1925". New York State Library. October 1981. p. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ The Ancestry Insider (May 16, 2012). "1940 Census Update for 16 May 2012: Bad News". www.ancestryinsider.blogspot.com. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Historical Background". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 12, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1940 Census". Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2006. 
  5. ^ Weinstein, Allen (April 2008). "Access to genealogy data at NARA grows" (PDF). NARA Staff Bulletin. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ Weinstein, Allen (Summer 2008). "Finding Out Who You Are: First Stop, National Archives". Prologue magazine, vol. 40, no. 2. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ Daley, Bill (March 27, 2012). "Unlocking a new door to the 1940s – 1940 census details to be released to public". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License

Mashpedia enables any individual or company to promote their own Youtube-hosted videos or Youtube Channels, offering a simple and effective plan to get them in front of our engaged audience.

Want to learn more? Please contact us at: hello@mashpedia.com

Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014