Census Information

 

Below is a quick reference to what you will find on each year's census. At Ancestry.com you may download blank forms to transcribe your own information from the census.

 

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1790
  • county
  • city
  • page
  • names of heads of families
  • free white males of 16 years & upwards, including heads of families
  • free white males under 16 years
  • free white females including heads of families
  • all other free persons
  • slaves
 
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1800

1810

  • county
  • city
  • page
  • names of heads of families
  • free white males
    • under 10
    • 10 thru 15
    • 16 thru 25
    • 26 thru 44
    • 45 and over
  • free white females
    • under 10
    • 10 thru 15
    • 16 thru 25
    • 26 thru 44
    • 45 and over
  • all other free persons
  • slaves
 
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1820
  • Name of the county, parish, township, town or city where the family resides
  • Names of heads of families
  • Free White Males
    • Free white males under ten years (to 10)
    • Free white males of ten and under sixteen (10 to 16)
    • Free white males between sixteen and eighteen (16 to 18)
    • Free white males of sixteen and under twenty-six, including heads of families (16 to 26)
    • Free white males of twenty six and under forty-five, including heads of families (26 to 45)
    • Free white males of forty five and upwards, including heads of families (45 & c.)
  • Free White Females
    • Free white females under ten years (to 10)
    • Free white females of ten and under sixteen (10 to 16)
    • Free white females between sixteen and eighteen (16 to 18)
    • Free white females of sixteen and under twenty-six, including heads of families (16 to 26)
    • Free white females of twenty six and under forty-five, including heads of families (26 to 45)
    • Free white females of forty five and upwards, including heads of families (45 & c.)
  • Foreigners not naturalized
  • Numbers of persons engaged in Agriculture
  • Numbers of persons engaged in Commerce
  • Numbers of persons engaged in Manufactures
  • Slaves
    • Males
      • Males under fourteen (to 14)
      • Males of fourteen and under twenty-six (to 26)
      • Males of twenty-six and under 45 (to 45)
      • Males of forty-five and upwards (45 & c.)
    • Females
      • Females under fourteen (to 14)
      • Females of fourteen and under twenty-six (to 26)
      • Females of twenty-six and under 45 (to 45)
      • Females of forty-five and upwards (45 & c.)
  • Free Colored Persons
    • Males
      • Males under fourteen (to 14)
      • Males of fourteen and under twenty-six (to 26)
      • Males of twenty-six and under 45 (to 45)
      • Males of forty-five and upwards (45 & c.)
    • Females
      • Females under fourteen (to 14)
      • Females of fourteen and under twenty-six (to 26)
      • Females of twenty-six and under 45 (to 45)
      • Females of forty-five and upwards (45 & c.)
  • All other persons except Indians not taxed
 
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1830 Top Section
  • Line Number
  • Name of the county, city, ward, town, township, parish, precinct, hundred, or district.
  • Names of Heads of Families
  • FREE WHITE PERSONS, (INCLUDING HEADS OF FAMILIES).
    • Males.
      • Under five years of age (under 5)
      • Of five and under ten. (5 to 10)
      • Of ten and under fifteen. (10 to 15)
      • Of fifteen and under twenty. (15 to 20)
      • Of twenty and under thirty. (20 to 30)
      • Of thirty and under forty. (30 to 40)
      • Of forty and under fifty. (40 to 50)
      • Of fifty and under sixty. (50 to 60)
      • Of sixty and under seventy. (60 to 70)
      • Of seventy and under eighty. (70 to 80)
      • Of eighty and under ninety. (80 to 90)
      • Of ninety and under one hundred. (90 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upward. (100, &c.)
    • Females.
      • Under five years of age (under 5)
      • Of five and under ten. (5 to 10)
      • Of ten and under fifteen. (10 to 15)
      • Of fifteen and under twenty. (15 to 20)
      • Of twenty and under thirty. (20 to 30)
      • Of thirty and under forty. (30 to 40)
      • Of forty and under fifty. (40 to 50)
      • Of fifty and under sixty. (50 to 60)
      • Of sixty and under seventy. (60 to 70)
      • Of seventy and under eighty. (70 to 80)
      • Of eighty and under ninety. (80 to 90)
      • Of ninety and under one hundred. (90 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upward. (100, &c.)

Bottom Section

  • LINE NUMBER
  • Slaves.
    • Males.
      • Under ten years of age. (under 10)
      • Of ten and under twenty-four. (10 to 24)
      • Of twenty-four and under thirty-six (24 to 36)
      • Of thirty-six and under fifty-five. (36-55)
      • Of fifty-five and under one hundred. (55 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upwards. (100 & c.)
    • Females.
      • Under ten years of age. (under 10)
      • Of ten and under twenty-four. (10 to 24)
      • Of twenty-four and under thirty-six (24 to 36)
      • Of thirty-six and under fifty-five. (36-55)
      • Of fifty-five and under one hundred. (55 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upwards. (100 & c.)
  • Free Colored Persons.
    • Males.
      • Under ten years of age. (under 10)
      • Of ten and under twenty-four. (10 to 24)
      • Of twenty-four and under thirty-six (24 to 36)
      • Of thirty-six and under fifty-five. (36-55)
      • Of fifty-five and under one hundred. (55 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upwards. (100 & c.)
    • Females.
      • Under ten years of age. (under 10)
      • Of ten and under twenty-four. (10 to 24)
      • Of twenty-four and under thirty-six (24 to 36)
      • Of thirty-six and under fifty-five. (36-55)
      • Of fifty-five and under one hundred. (55 to 100)
      • Of one hundred and upwards. (100 & c.)
  • TOTAL
  • WHITE PERSONS included in foregoing.
    • Who are Deaf and Dumb, under fourteen years of age. (under 14)
    • Who are Deaf and Dumb, of the age of fourteen and under 25. (14 to 25)
    • Who are Deaf twenty-five and upwards. (25 & c.)
    • Who are blind.
    • ALIENS - Foreigners not naturalized.
  • SLAVES AND COLORED PERSONS, included in foregoing.
    • Who are Deaf and Dumb, under fourteen years of age. (under 14)
    • Who are Deaf and Dumb, of the age of fourteen and under 25. (14 to 25)
    • Who are Deaf twenty-five and upwards. (25 & c.)
    • Who are blind.
 
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1840 Top Section
  • LINE NUMBER
  • Name of the county, city, ward, town, township, parish, precinct, hundred, or district
  • Names of Heads of Families
  • FREE WHITE PERSONS, (INCLUDING HEADS OF FAMILIES)
    • Males.
      • Under 5
      • 5 & under 10
      • 10 & under 15
      • 15 & under 20
      • 20 & under 30
      • 30 & under 40
      • 40 & under 50
      • 50 & under 60
      • 60 & under 70
      • 70 & under 80
      • 80 & under 90
      • 90 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards
    • Females.
      • Under 5
      • 5 & under 10
      • 10 & under 15
      • 15 & under 20
      • 20 & under 30
      • 30 & under 40
      • 40 & under 50
      • 50 & under 60
      • 60 & under 70
      • 70 & under 80
      • 80 & under 90
      • 90 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards
  • FREE COLORED PERSONS.
    • Males.
      • Under 10
      • 10 & under 24
      • 24 & under 35
      • 36 & under 55
      • 56 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards
    • Females.
      • Under 10
      • 10 & under 24
      • 24 & under 35
      • 36 & under 55
      • 56 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards

Bottom Section

  • LINE NUMBER
  • Slaves.
    • Males.
      • Under 10
      • 10 & under 24
      • 24 & under 35
      • 36 & under 55
      • 56 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards
    • Females.
      • Under 10
      • 10 & under 24
      • 24 & under 35
      • 36 & under 55
      • 56 & under 100
      • 100 & upwards
  • TOTAL
  • Number of persons in each family employed in
    • Mining.
    • Agriculture.
    • Commerce.
    • Manufacture and trade.
    • Navigation of the ocean
    • Navigation of canals, lakes, rivers.
    • Learned professional engineers.
  • Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military services, included in the foregoing.
    • Names
    • Ages
  • Deaf and Dumb, Blind, and Insane White Persons, Included in the foregoing
    • Deaf and Dumb
      • Under 14
      • 14 & under 25
      • 25 & upwards
    • Blind and Insane
      • Blind.
      • Insane and idiots at public charge
      • Insane and idiots at private charge
  • Deaf and Dumb, Blind, and Insane Colored Persons, Included in the foregoing
    • Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
      • Deaf & Dumb
      • Blind.
    • Insane and Idiots
      • Insane and idiots at private charge
      • Insane and idiots at public charge
  • Schools & c.
    • Universities or college
    • Number of students
    • Academies & Grammar Schools
    • No. of Scholars
    • Primary and Common Schools
    • No. of Scholars at Public charge
    • No. of white persons over 20 years of age in each family who cannot read and write.
 
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1850 At the top of each page:
  • Page
  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
  • Families numbered in the order of visitation
  • The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family
  • Description
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Color < White, black, or mulatto
  • Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age
  • Value of Real Estate owned
  • Place of Birth Naming the State, Territory, or Country
  • Married within the year
  • Attended School within the year
  • Persons over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read & write
  • Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict
1850
Slave
Schedule
At the top of each page:

Slave Inhabitants in ________ in the County of ________ State of ________, enumerated by me, on the ________ day of ________, 1850 ________ Ass't Marshal.

Columns

  • NAMES OF SLAVE OWNERS
  • Number of Slaves.
  • DESCRIPTION.
    • Age.
    • Sex.
    • Color
  • Fugitives from the State
  • Number manumitted.
  • Deaf & dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
 
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1860 At the top of each page:
  • Page
  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
  • Families numbered in the order of visitation
  • The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1860, was in this family
  • Description
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Color < White, black or mulatto
  • Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age.
  • Value of Real Estate
  • Value of Personal Estate
  • Place of Birth Naming the State, Territory, or Country
  • Married within the year
  • Attended School within the year
  • Persons over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read & write
  • Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict
1860
Slave
Schedule
At the top of each page:

Slave Inhabitants in ________ in the County of ________ State of ________, enumerated by me, on the ________ day of ________, 1860 ________ Ass't Marshal.

Columns

  • NAMES OF SLAVE OWNERS.
  • Number of Slaves.
  • DESCRIPTION.
    • Age.
    • Sex.
    • Color
  • Fugitives from the State.
  • Number manumitted.
  • Deaf & dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic.
  • No. of Slave houses.
 
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1870 At the top of each page:
  • Page
  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
  • Families numbered in the order of visitation
  • The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1870, was in this family
  • Description
    • Age at last birth-day. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus 3/12
    • Sex-Male (M). Female (F).
    • Color-White (W); Black (B); Mulatto (M); Chinese, (C); Indian, (I).
  • Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age
  • Value of Real Estate owned
    • Value of Real Estate
    • Value of Personal Estate
  • Place of Birth Naming the State, Territory, or Country
  • Parentage
    • Father of Foreign born
    • Mother of Foreign born
  • If born within the year, state month (Jan, & c.)
  • If married within the year, state month (Jan, & c.)
  • Attended School within the year
  • Education
    • Cannot read
    • Cannot write
  • Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict
  • Constitutional Relations
    • Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards
    • Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards where rights to vote is denied on other grounds than rebellion or other crime
 
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1880 At the top of each page:
  • Page
  • State
  • County
  • City
  • E.D.
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • In Cities
    • Name of street
    • House number
  • Dwelling houses numbered in order of visitation
  • Families numbered in order of visitation
  • The Name of each Person whose place of abode on 1st day of June 1880, was in this family.
  • Personal Description
    • Color-White, W; Black, B; Mulatto, Mu; Chinese, C; Indian, I
    • Sex-Male, M; Female, F
    • Age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1880. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus: 8/12
  • If born within the Census year, give the month.
  • Relationship of each person to the head of this family-whether wife, son, daughter, servant, boarder, or other.
  • Civil Condition
    • Single
    • Married
    • Widowed, divorced
  • Married during Census year
  • Occupation
    • Profession, Occupation or Trade of each person, male or female.
    • Numbers of months this person has been unemployed during the Census year.
  • Is the person (on the day of the enumerator's visit) sick, or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so,m what is the sickness or disability?
  • Health
    • Blind
    • Deaf and dumb
    • Idiotic
    • Insane
    • Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled
  • Education
    • Attended school within the Census year.
    • Cannot read
    • Cannot write
  • Nativity
    • Place of Birth of this person, naming State or Territory of United States, or the Country if of foreign birth.
    • Place of Birth of the father of this person naming State or Territory of United States, or the Country if of foreign birth.
    • Place of Birth of the mother of this person, naming State or Territory of United States, or the Country if of foreign birth.
 
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1890
U.S.
Census
Keep in mind that the vast majority of the 1890 Federal Census was burned in a fire. 1890 Census Substitutions are available online. Using your preferred Search page, search on the words "1890 Census Substitution" for best results.

Also, this was the first year in history in which each family was recorded on its own family group sheet.

Enumerators were instructed: The inquiries numbers 26 to 30, inclusive, must be made concerning each family and each farm visited.

Across the Top

  • Supervisor's District No.
  • Enumeration District No.
  • Name of city, town, township, precinct, district, beat, or other minor civil division.
  • County
  • State
  • Street and No.
  • Ward
  • Name of Institution
  • Enumerated by me on the ________ day of June, 1890
  • Enumerator
  1. Number of Dwelling-house in the order of visitation.
  2. Number of families in this dwelling-house
  3. Number of persons in this dwelling-house.
  4. Number of Family in the order of visitation.
  5. No. of Persons in this family.

Inquiries Down The Side

  1. Christian name in full, and initial of middle name.
    Surname
  2. Whether a soldier, sailor, or marine during the civil war (U.S. or Conf.) or widow of such person.
  3. Relationship to head of family.
  4. Whether white black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian.
  5. Sex.
  6. Age at nearest birthday. If under one year, give age in months.
  7. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced.
  8. Whether married during the census year (June 1, 1889, to May 31, 1890).
  9. Mother of how many children, and number of these children living.
  10. Place of birth.
  11. Place of birth of Father.
  12. Place of birth of Mother.
  13. Number of years in the United States.
  14. Whether naturalized.
  15. Whether naturalization papers have been taken out.
  16. Profession, trade, or occupation.
  17. Months employed during the census year (June 1, 1889, to May 31, 1890).
  18. Attendance at school (in months) during the census year (June 1, 1889, to May 31, 1890).
  19. Able to read.
  20. Able to write.
  21. Able to speak English. If not, the language or dialect spoken.
  22. Whether suffering from acute or chronic disease, with name of disease and length of time afflicted.
  23. Whether defective in mind, sight, hearing, or speech, or whether crippled, maimed, or deformed, with name and defect.
  24. Whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper.
  25. Supplemental schedule and page.
  26. Is the home you live in hired, or is it owned by the head or by a member of the family?
  27. If owned by head or member of family, is the home free from mortgage encumbrance?
  28. If the head of family is a farmer, is the farm which he cultivates hired, or is it owned by him or by a member of his family?
  29. If owned by head or member of family, is the farm free from mortgage or encumbrance?
  30. If the home or farm is owned by head or member of family and mortgaged, give the post-office address of owner.
 
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1890
Veteran's
Schedule
Across the Top
  • State
  • County
  • City, township
  • Enumeration District
  • Sheet Number
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • Line number
  • House no.
  • Family no.
  • Names of surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and widows
  • Rank
  • Company
  • Name of regiment or vessel
  • Date of Enlistment
    • Day 
    • Month
    • Year
  • Date of Discharge
    • Day 
    • Month
    • Year
  • Length of service
    • Years
    • Months
    • Days
  • Post office address
  • Disability incurred
 
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1900 Across the Top
  • State
  • County
  • City, township
  • Enumeration District
  • Sheet Number
  • Enumeration Date

Columns
Top Section

  • Line Number
  • Locatoin
    • In Cities
      • Street
      • House number
    • Number of dwelling house in the order of visitation
    • Number of family, in the order of visitation
  • Name of each person whose place of abode on June 1, 1900, was in this family. 
    Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any. 
    Include every person living on June 1, 1900. 
    Omit children born since June 1, 1900.
  • Relation
    • Relationship of each person to the head of the family.
  • Personal Description
    • Color or Race
    • Sex
    • Date of Birth
      • Month
      • Year
    • Age at last birthday
    • Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
    • Number or years of present marriage
    • Mother of how many children
    • Number of these children living
  • Nativity
    • Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in United States, give state or territory. If foreign birth, give the country.
      • Place of birth of this person.
      • Place of birth of Father of this person.
      • Place of birth of Mother of this person.

Bottom Section

  • Line number
  • Citizenship
    • Year of immigration to the U.S.
    • Number of years in the U.S.
    • Naturalization
  • Occupation, Trade or Profession of each person TEN YEARS of age and over.
    • Occupation
    • Months not employed
  • Education
    • Attended school (in months)
    • Can read
    • Can write
    • Can speak English
  • Ownership of Home
    • Owned or Rented
    • Owned free or mortgaged
    • Farm or house
    • Number of farm schedule
 
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1910 Across the Top
  • State
  • County
  • City, township
  • Enumeration District
  • Sheet Number
  • Enumeration Date

Columns

  • Line number
  • Location
    • Street, Avenue, Road, Etc.
    • House number or farm
    • Dwelling Number
    • Number of family, in order of visitation
  • Name of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family.
    Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any.
    Include every person living on April 15, 1910.
    Omit children born since April 15, 1910.
  • Relations
    • Relationship of this person to the head of the family
  • Personal Description
    • Sex
    • Color or Race
    • Age at last birthday
    • Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced
    • Number of years of present marriage
    • Mother of how many children
      • Number born
      • Number now living
  • Nativity
    • Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in United States, give state or territory. If foreign birth, give the country.
      • Place of birth of this person
      • Place of birth of Father of this person
      • Place of birth of Mother of this person
  • Citizenship
    • Year of immigration to the U.S.
    • Whether naturalized or Alien

Bottom Section

  • Line number
  • Whether able to speak English; or, if not, give language spoken.
  • Occupation
    • Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person.
    • General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works.
    • Whether an employer, employee, or working on own account
    • If an employee--
      • Whether out of work on April 15, 1910
      • Number of weeks out of work during 1909
  • Education
    • Whether able to read
    • Whether able to write
    • Attended school any time since Sept. 1, 1909
  • Ownership of Home
    • Owned or Rented
    • Owned free or mortgaged
    • Farm or house
    • Number of farm schedule
  • Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy
  • Whether blind (both eyes)
  • Whether deaf and dumb
 
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1920 Across the Top
  • State
  • County
  • City, township
  • Enumeration District
  • Sheet Number
  • Enumeration Date

Columns
Top Section

  • Line number
  • Place of Abode
    • Street, Avenue, Road, Etc.
    • House number or farm
    • Dwelling Number
    • Number of family, in order of visitation
  • Name of each person whose place of abode on January 1, 1920, was in this family.
  • Relation.
    • Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
  • Tenure.
    • Home owned or rented
    • If owned, free or mortgaged
  • Personal Description
    • Sex
    • Color or Race
    • Age at last birthday
    • Single, married, widowed, or divorced
  • Citizenship.
    • Year of immigration to the United States
    • Naturalized or alien
    • If naturalized, year of naturalization
  • Education
    • Attended school any time since Sept. 1, 1919
    • Able to read
    • Able to write

Bottom Section

  • Nativity and Mother Tongue
    Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in United States, give state or territory. If foreign birth, give the place of birth, and, in addition, the mother tongue.
  • Person
    • Place of Birth
    • Mother Tongue
  • Father
    • Place of Birth
    • Mother Tongue
  • Mother
    • Place of Birth
    • Mother Tongue
  • Able to speak English
  • Occupation.
    • Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done.
    • Industry, business, or establishment in which at work.
    • Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account
    • No. of farm schedule
 
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1930 Across the Top
  • State
  • County
  • City, township
  • Enumeration District
  • Sheet Number
  • Enumeration Date

Columns
Top Section

  • Line number
  • PLACE OF ABODE
  • Street, avenue, road, etc.
  • House number (in cities or towns)
  • Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
  • Number of family in order of visitation
  • NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family
    Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any.
    Include every person living on April 1, 1930. Omit children born since April 1, 1930.
  • RELATION Relationship of this person to the head of the family
  • HOME DATA
    • Home owned or rented
    • Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented
    • Radio set
    • Does this family live on a farm
  • PERSONAL DESCRIPTION
    • Sex
    • Color or race
    • Age at last birthday
    • Marital condition
    • Age at first marriage
  • EDUCATION
    • Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1929
    • Whether able to read and write
  • PLACE OF BIRTH Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the State or Territory. If of foreign birth, give the country of birth. See Instructions for additional entries required for certain countries.
    • Person
    • Father
    • Mother

Bottom Section

  • Line number
  • MOTHER TONGUE (OR NATIVE LANGUAGE) OF FOREIGN BORN
    • Language spoken in home before coming to the United States
    • CODE (For office use only. Do not write in these columns.)
      • State or M.T.
      • Country
      • Nativity
  • CITIZENSHIP
    • Year of immigration to the United States
    • Naturalized or alien
  • Able to speak English
  • OCCUPATION AND INDUSTRY
    • OCCUPATION Trade profession, or particular kind of work, as spinner, salesman, riveter, etc.
    • INDUSTRY Industry or business, as cottonmill, dry goods store, shipyard, public school, etc.
    • CODE (For office use only. Do not write in this column.)
    • Class of Worker
  • EMPLOYMENT Whether actually at work
    • Yes or No
    • Line number for unemployed
  • VETERANS Whether a veteran of the U.S. military or naval forces mobilized for any war or expedition
    • Yes or No
    • What war or expedition
  • No. of farm schedule
 
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Year Columns in left to right order
1940 Line No.

LOCATION

1) Street, avenue, road, etc.

2) House number (in cities and towns)

HOUSEHOLD DATA

3) Number of household in order of visitation

4) Home owned (O) or rented (R)

5) Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented

6) Does this household live on a farm? (Yes or No)

NAME

7) Name of each person whose usual place of residence on April 1, 1940, was in this household.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE:

1. Persons temporarily absent from household.

Write “Ab” after names of such persons.

2. Children under 1 year of age. Write “Infant” if child has not been given a first name.

Enter “X” after name of person furnishing information.

RELATION

8) Relationship of this person to the head of the household, as wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger, lodger’s wife, servant, hired hand, etc.

A-CODE (Leave blank)

PERSONAL DESCRIPTION

9) Sex -Male (M), Female (F)

10) Color or race

11) Age at last birthday

12) Marital Status– Single (S), Married (M), Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D)

EDUCATION

13) Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940? (Yes or No)

14) Highest grade of school completed

B - CODE (Leave blank)

PLACE OF BIRTH

15) If born in the United States, give State, Territory, or possession.

If foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937.

Distinguish Canada-French from Canada- English and Irish Free State (Eire) from Northern Ireland.

C - CODE (Leave blank)

CITIZENSHIP

16) Citizenship of the foreign born

RESIDENCE, APRIL 1, 1935

IN WHAT PLACE DID THIS PERSON LIVE ON APRIL 1, 1935?

For a person who, on April 1, 1935, was living in the same house as at present, enter in Col. 17 “Same house,” and for one living in a different house but in the same city or town, enter, “Same place,” leaving Cols. 18, 19, and 20 blank, in both instances.

For a person who lived in a different place, enter city or town, county, and State, as directed in the instructions. (Enter actual place of residence, which may differ from mail address.)

17) City, town, or village having 2,500 or more inhabitants. Enter “R” for all other places.

18) COUNTY

19) STATE (or Territory or foreign country)

20) On a farm? (Yes or No)

D - CODE (Leave blank)

PERSONS 14 YEARS OLD AND OVER–EMPLOYMENT STATUS

21) Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or non-emergency Govt. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No)

22) If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No)

If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency work. (”No” in Cols. 21 and 22)

23) Was this person SEEKING WORK? (Yes or No)

24) If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No)

For persons answering “No” to quest. 21, 22, 23, and 24

25) Indicate whether engaged in home housework (H), in school (S), unable to work (U) or other (Ot)

E - CODE

If at private or nonemergency Government work. (”Yes” in Col. 21)

26) Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940

If seeking work or assigned to public emergency work. (”Yes” in Col. 22 or 23)

27) Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks

OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, AND CLASS OF WORKER

For a person at work, assigned to public emergency work, or with a job (”Yes” in Col. 21, 22, or 24), enter present occupation, industry, and class of worker.

For a person seeking work (”Yes” in Col. 23): (a) IF he has previous work experience, enter last occupation, industry, and class of worker: or (b) if he does not have previous work experience, enter “New worker” in Col. 28, and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.

28) OCCUPATION

Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as -

frame spinner

salesman

laborer

rivet heater

music teacher

29) INDUSTRY

Industry or business, as -

cotton mill

retail grocery

farm

shipyard

public school

30) Class of worker

F - CODE (Leave blank)

31) Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks)

INCOME IN 1939 (12 months ending December 31, 1939)

32) Amount of money wages or salary received (Including commissions)

33) Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? (Yes or No)

34) Number of Farm Schedule

Line No.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS

For Persons Enumerated on Lines 14 and 29

Line No.

35) NAME

FOR PERSONS OF ALL AGES

PLACE OF BIRTH OF FATHER AND MOTHER

If born in the United States, give State, Territory, or possession

If foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937 Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English and Irish Free State (Eire) from Northern Ireland

36) FATHER

37) MOTHER

G - CODE (Leave blank)

MOTHER TONGUE (OR NATIVE LANGUAGE)

38) Language spoken in home in earliest childhood

H - CODE (Leave blank)

VETERANS

Is this person a veteran of the United States military forces; or the wife, widow, or under 18-year-old child of a veteran?

39) If so, enter “Yes”

40) If child, is veteran-father dead? (Yes or No)

41) War or military service

I - CODE (Leave blank)

FOR PERSONS 14 YEARS OLD AND OVER

SOCIAL SECURITY

42) Does this person have a Federal Social Security Number? (Yes or No)

43) Were deductions for Fed- eral Old-Age Insurance or Railroad Retirement made from this person’s wages or salary in 1939? (Yes or No)

44) If so, were deductions made from (1) all, (2) one-half or more, (3) part, but less than half, of wages or salary?

USUAL OCCUPATION , INDUSTRY, AND CLASS OF WORKER

Enter that occupation which the person regards as his usual occupation and at which he is physically able to work. If the person is unable to determine this, enter that occupation at which he has worked longest during the past 10 years and at which he is physically able to work.

Enter also usual industry and usual class of worker. For a person without previous work experience, enter “None” in Col. 45 and leave Cols. 46 and 47 blank.

45) USUAL OCCUPATION

46) USUAL INDUSTRY

47) Usual class of worker

J - CODE (Leave blank)

FOR ALL WOMEN WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN MARRIED

48) Has this woman been married more than once? (Yes or No)

49) Age at first marriage

50) Number of children ever born. (Do not include stillbirths)

 

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY - DO NOT WRITE IN THESE COLUMNS

K) Ten (4)

L) V-R (5)

M) Fm. res. and Sex (6 and 9)

N) Color and nat. (10, 15, 56, and 37)

O) Age (11)

P) Mar. st. (12)

Q) Gr. Com. (B)

R) Cit. (16)

S) Wrk. st. (E)

T) Hrs. wkd. or Dur. un. (26 or 27)

U) Occupation, industry, and class of worker (F)

V) Wks. wkd. (31)

W) Wages (32)

X) Ot. inc. (33)

Y)

Z)

Line No.

 

SYMBOLS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES

COL. 5. VALUE OF HOME, IF OWNED:
Where owner’s household occupies only a part of a structure, estimate value of portion occupied by owner’s household. Thus the value of the unit occupied by the owner of a two-family house might be approximately one-half the total value of the structure.

COL. 10. COLOR OR RACE:
White _____ W
Negro _____ Neg
Indian _____ In
Chinese _____ Chi
Japanese _____ Jp
Filipino _____ Fil
Hindu _____ Hin
Korean _____ Kor
Other race, spell out in full.

COL. 11. AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY:

Enter age of children born on or after April 1, 1939, as follows. Born in:
April 1939_____11/12
May 1939_____10/12
June 1939_____ 9/12
July 1939_____8/12
August 1939_____7/12
September 1939_____6/12
October 1939_____5/12
November 1939_____4/12
December 1939_____3/12
January 1939  [sic]_____2/12
February 1939  [sic]_____1/12
March 1939  [sic]_____0/12
(Do not include children born on or after April 1, 1940.)

COL. 14. HIGHEST GRADE OF SCHOOL COMPLETED:
None _____ C
Elementary school, 1st to 8th grade _____ 1,2,et., to 8
High school, 1st to 4th year _____ H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4
College, 1st to 4th year _____ C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4
College, 5th or subsequent year _____ C-5

COL. 16. CITIZENSHIP OF THE FOREIGN BORN:
Naturalized _____ Na
Having first papers _____ Pa
Alien _____ Al
American citizen born abroad _____ Am Cit

COL. 21. WAS THIS PERSON AT WORK?
Enter “Yes” for persons at work for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Goverment work. Include unpaid family workers - that is, related members of the family working without money wages or salary on work (other than house work or incidental chores) which contributed to the family income.

COL. 24. DID THIS PERSON HAVE A JOB?
Enter “Yes” for person (not seeking work) who had a job, business, or professional enterprise, but did not work during week of March 24-30 for any of the following reason: Vacation; temporary illness; industrial dispute; layoff not exceeding 4 weeks with instructions to return to work at a specific date; layoff due to temporarily bad weather conditions.

COLS. 30 AND 47. CLASS OF WORKER:
Wage or salary worker in private work _____ PW
Wage or salary worker in Government work _____ GW
Employer _____ E
Working on own account _____ OA
Unpaid family worker _____ NP

COL. 41. WAR OR MILITARY SERVICE:
World War _____ W
Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, or Boxer Rebellion _____ S
Spanish-American War and World War _____ SW
Regular establishment (Army, Navy, or Marine Corps) peace-time service only _____ R
Other war or expedition _____ Ot