Is city ward information provided in U.S. census records useful?

What does Ward mean on a census?

“Ward”, when in the context of a census is an area of a city or county.

What happened to the 1930 census?

No. After filming the census in 1949, the Bureau of the Census destroyed the originals. The 1930 population schedules are reproduced as National Archives Microfilm Publication T626 (2,667 rolls).

How do you read census records?


Quote from video: Family as an example and walk through each column in this record. Notice that people are grouped by household. The street name is written vertically in column 1 the street address is in column 2.

What is code C on 1940 census?

Column 14 (Highest Grade of School Completed)

Code Name
0 None
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Elementary school, 1st – 8th
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4 High school, 1st – 4th year
C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 College, 1st – 4th year

Why is there a 72 year restriction on the census?

Why 72? The most common explanation is that 72 years was the average lifespan at the time, although documentation corroborating this is sparse. The 1940 Census counted 132.2 million Americans, 89.8% of whom were white. At the time there was no census category for Hispanics (it was not added to census forms until 1980).

Is the 1950 census available?

The 1950 census records will be released in April 2022.

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