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United States Census 1950
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Background[edit | edit source]

Census day was April 1, 1950. Everyone living in the United States was to be counted at their place of residence. For those individuals not at home during the enumeration, information may have been obtained by other family members or neighbors, etc. Individuals serving in the military were enumerated where they were stationed. College students away at school were enumerated where they were attending school.

This census had separate forms for population and housing. The main population schedule (P1) was separated into three sections of questions: For Head of Household, For All Persons, For Persons 14 Years of Age and Over. Every fifth person counted was asked a set of supplemental questions starting with question 21. Full documentation on the 1950 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. A PDF copy of the United States Census Bureau 1950 Instructions is available. Instructions for enumerators can be found in Urban & Rural Enumerator's Reference Manual, 1950 Census of the United States and Supplement to the Enumerator's Reference Manual, both available on Google Books.

A special effort was made to enumerate transient persons living in hotels, YMCAs, motels, flop houses, and missions by designating Tuesday, 11 April, as "T-Night" (Transient Night), and again on Thursday, 13 April, when enumerators would be present in the lobby or other space to assist persons in completing their individual census returns (ICR). Prior to T-Night, census workers would contact these places to educate staff on how the procedure would take place and provide them with copies of the ICRs to give to guests to complete. Additional information on this can be found in RG 29, Records of the Bureau of the Census; 17th Decennial Reference Materials, 1947-1954; Binder 36-M, Hotels and Apartment Houses. Image 17 of this item gives the number of Negro-only hotels by state. Images 18 through 57 have the number of Negro-only hotels by city. Unfortunately, none of those hotels are identified by name or address. The New York Public Library's (NYPL) Digital Collections has a copy of the The Negro Motorist Green Book: 1950 which may list the hotel. Additional editions of the Green Book can be found in the library's The Green Book collection.

Release and Updates[edit | edit source]

According to law, the census was released to the public on 1 April 2022. Images are available at:

More information on the census and the release can be found at:

Forms[edit | edit source]

The following is a select list of forms used in the census. Additional forms were used to gather information on residential financing (mortgages), irrigation, drainage, and horticulture. More information on the forms used in the enumeration can be found in Principal Data Collection Forms Used in the 1950 Censuses (PDF), Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1952. Many of these additional forms were printed and sent out to a limited number of respondents.

A Series[edit | edit source]

  • A1 - Agricultural Questionnaire - There were 41 versions of this form tailored to crops in various states
  • A2 - Special Agricultural Questionnaire (NAID 208134026)
  • A3 - Landlord-Tenant Operations
1950 Housing Questionnaire

P Series[edit | edit source]

  • P1 - Population and Housing Schedule
  • P2 - Individual Census Report (ICR)
  • P3 - Infant Card (for children born January - March, 1950)
  • P4 - Merchant Marine
  • P5 - Overseas Census Report - Members of Armed Forces and U.S. Citizens Abroad
  • P6 - Confidential Report on Income - this was completed by the respondent and mailed to the Director of the Census
  • P8 - Indian Reservation Schedule
  • P10 - 1950 Census of Population and Housing (Procedure II "non-sample")
  • P11 - 1950 Census of Population and Housing (Procedure II "sample")
  • P12A - 1950 Census of Population and Housing (Procedure III) Self-enumeration forms for residents in certain areas
  • P12B or P13B - Left to be filled out by the head of the household and mailed to the District Office if no one was at home to give the required information to the enumerator on his first visit.
  • P12C or P13C - Distributed prior to April 1 to be filled out by the household and mailed to the District Office
  • P80 - American Samoa, Population schedule
  • P82 - Territory of Alaska, Population schedule
  • P85 - Guam, Population schedule
  • P87 - Territory of Hawaii, Population schedule
  • P91 - Panama Canal Zone, Population schedule
  • P93 - Used only in Puerto Rico, Population schedule, in Spanish, with no questions for sample persons as were found in P1
  • P97 - United States Virgin Islands, Population schedule
  • P100 - Canton, Johnston, Midway, Swan, and Wake Islands, Population schedule

Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule[edit | edit source]

This is the schedule used to enumerate to the population of all persons in the United States. A copy of the form can be downloaded at the Census Bureau's 1950-History-U.S. Census Bureau page. More details about the questions and the instructions on how the answers should be recorded can be found on HistoryHub.

Instructions for questions:

Form Header[edit | edit source]

  • a. State (including territory of district)
  • b. County (including parish, independent city, district or municipality)
  • c. Incorporate place or township (minor civil division)
  • d. E.D. (Enumeration District) number
  • e. Hotel, large rooming house, institution, military installation, etc. (Name & Type)
  • f. Date Sheet Started
  • g. Enumerator's Signature
  • h. Checked by (crew leader) & date
  • Sheet number

Household Information[edit | edit source]

The following questions are listed in the order they appear on the form.

For Head of Household

  • 1. Name of street, avenue or road.
  • 2. House (and apartment) number
  • 3. Serial number of dwelling unit.
  • 4. Is this house on a farm (or ranch) ? (Yes or No)
  • 5. If no in item 4- Is this house on a place of three or more acres ? (Yes or No)
  • 6. Agricultural Questionnaire Number.

For All Persons

  • 7. Name: What is the name of the head of this household? Name: What are the names of all other persons who live here?
List in this order: The head; His wife; Unmarried sons and daughters (in order of age); Married sons and daughters and their families; Other relatives; Other persons such as lodgers, roomers, maids, or hired hands, who live in, and their relatives
  • 8. Relationship. Enter relationship of person to head of the household, as Head, Wife, Daughter, Grandson, Mother-in-law, Lodger, Lodger's wife, Maid, Hired hand, Patient, etc.
  • 9. Race
  • 10. Sex: (M) Male, (F) Female
  • 11. How old was he on his last birthday
  • 12. Is he now married, widowed, divorced, separated, or never married
  • 13. What State (or foreign country) was he born in? If born outside Continental United States, enter name of Territory, possession, or foreign country. Distinguish Canada -French from Canada other
  • 14. If foreign born, is the person naturalized ?

For Persons 14 Years of Age and Over

  • 15. What was this person doing most of last week--working, keeping house, or something else ? ("WK" working; "H" keeping house; "U" unable to work; "Ot" other)
  • 16. Did this person do any work at all last week, not counting work around the house ?
  • 17. Was this person looking for work ?
  • 18. Even though he didn't work last week, does he have a job or business ?
  • 19. How Many Hours Did He Work Last Week ?
  • 20.a. What kind of work does the person do ? b. What kind of business or industry is the person in ? c. Class of worker the person is. ("P" private employment; "G" government employment; "O" own business; "NP" working

Supplemental Questions: Every 5th person enumerated was asked the following questions
For All Ages

  • 21. Was he living in this same household a year ago ? (Yes/No)
  • 22. If no in item 21. Was he living on a farm a year ago ? (Yes/No)
  • 23. If no in item 21. Was he living in this same county a year ago ? (Yes/No)
  • 24. If no in item 23. What county and state was he living in a year ago ?
  • 24.a. County. (If county unknown, enter name of place or nearest place.
  • 24.b. State or foreign country
  • 25. What country were his father and mother born in ? (Enter US or name of territory, possession, or foreign country) Father; Mother
  • 26. What is the highest grade of school that he has attended ?
  • 27. Did he finish this grade ? (Yes/No)
  • 28. Has he attended school at any time since February 1st? (For those under 30 years of age check yes or no. For those 30 years old or over, check 30 or over)
  • 29. If looking for work (Yes in item 17-) How any weeks has he been looking for work? (Number of weeks)
  • 30. Last Year, in how many weeks did this person do any work at all, not counting work around the house ? (Number of weeks in 1949)

For Persons 14 years old and older

  • 31. Income Received by this person in 1949
  • 31.a. Last year(1949), how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary ?
  • 31.b. Last year, how much money did he earn working his own business, profession practice or farm ?
  • 31.c. Last year, how much money did he receive from interest, dividends, veteran's allowances, pensions, rents, or other income, (aside from earnings) ?
  • 32. If this person is a family head (see definition below) -- Income received by his relatives in this household:
  • 32.a. Last year (1949), how much money did his relatives in this household earn working for wages or salary (before taxes and other deductions)?
  • 32.b. Last year (1949), how much money did his relatives in this household earn in their own business, professional practice, or farm (net income)?
  • 32.c. Last year, how much money did his relatives in this household receive from interest, dividends, veteran’s allowances, pensions, rents, or other income (excluding salary or wages)?
  • 33. If male, did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during:
  • 33.a. World War II
  • 33.b. World War I
  • 33.c. Any other time including present service? (Yes/No)
  • 34. To enumerator: If worked last year (1 or more weeks in Item 30): Is there any entry in Items 20a, 20b, or 20c? If Yes: Skip to Item 36; If No: Make entries in Items 35a, 35b, and 35c.
  • 35a. What kind of work did this person do in his last job?
  • 35b. What kind of business or industry did he work in?
  • 35c. Class of worker (P, G, O, or NP, as in Item 20c).
  • 36. If ever married (Mar, Wd, D, or Sep in Item 12): Has this person been married more than once? (check box for Yes or No)
  • 37. If Mar: How many years since this person was (last) married?
If Wd: How many hears since this person was widowed?
If D: How many years since this person was divorced?
If Sep: How many years since this person was separated? (Enter number of years or check Less than 1 year.)
  • 38. If female and ever married (Mar, Wd, D, or Sep in Item 12): How many children has she ever borne, not counting stillbirths? (Enter number of children or None.)

Housing Schedule[edit | edit source]

A copy of the form can be downloaded at the Census Bureau's 1950-History-U.S. Census Bureau page. The following questions are listed in the order they appear on the form.

Sheet No

  • 1. Serial number of dwelling unit
  • 2. Block number

For All Dwelling Units

  • 3. Type of living quarters 1. House, apartment, or flat, 2. Trailer, 3. Tent, boat, railroad car, X. Non-dwelling unit quarters within a large rooming house, institution, hotel, tourist court, etc.
  • 4. Type of structure 1. Detached, 2. Semi-detached, 3. Attached
  • 5. Number of dwelling units in structure
  • 6. Is there a business unit in the structure Yes/No
  • 7. What is the condition of the unit 1. Not dilapidated, 2. Dilapidated
  • 8. We have listed (number) persons living here. Have we missed anyone away traveling? Babies? Lodgers? Other persons staying here who have no home anywhere else?
  • 9. How many rooms are in this unit, not counting bathrooms ?
  • 10. Piped water supply 1. Hot and cold running water inside this structure, 2. Only cold piped running water inside this structure, 3. Piped running water outside this structure, 4. No piped running water
  • 11. Type of toilet 1. Flush toilet inside, 2. Flush toilet outside, 3. Privy, outhouse, or chemical toilet, 4. No toilet
  • 12. Toilet-exclusive use 1. For this unit, 2. Shared with another unit, 3. No toilet
  • 13. Installed bathtub of shower 1, For this unit, 2. Shared with another unit, 3. No bathtub or shower
  • The following five questions were asked in rotation:
  1. Kitchen sink / Cooking fuel used most
  2. When was this structure built
  3. Heating equipment / Heating fuel used most
  4. Does this unit have electric lighting? / What type of refrigerator does this unit have?
  5. Is there a radio in this unit? / Is there a television set in this unit?
  • Occupancy: Occupied 1. By owner, 2. By renter, 3. Rent free; Vacant 1. For rent, 2. For sale, 3. Not for rent or sale

For All Vacant Units

  • Non-seasonal or seasonal

For Nonfarm Vacant Units Only

  • 18. If "For rent"-monthly rent for this unit
  • 19. If "For sale only"-sale price asked

For Nonfarm Units Occupied by Owner

  • 20. How much would this property sell for?
  • 21. How many dwelling units are included in this property?
  • 22. Is there any mortgage (trust) on this property ? 1. Yes; 2. No

For Nonfarm Units Occupied by Renter

  • 23. What is the monthly rent for this unit?
  • 24. In addition to rent, how much do you pay for: Electricity?; Gas?; Water?; Wood? Coal? Oil?
  • 25. Is this rented—1. Unfurnished or 2. Furnished
  • 26. If rented furnished - What would it rent for monthly if unfurnished?

Form P2, Individual Census Report[edit | edit source]

This form was left by the enumerator when they were unable to personally contact anyone in the household. It was also used for enumerations at apartments, hotels, and for transients during "T-Night". The resident was to complete the form and return it to the enumerator. A copy of a blank form can be found at Record Group 29, Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, Binder 71-C - Form P2, Individual Census Report.

Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. What is your name?
  2. Where do you usually live? Here, Some place else
  3. What is your relationship to the head of the household where you usually live? Head, Not head, relationship to head
  4. What is your race? White, Negro, or What race?
  5. What is your sex? Male, Female
  6. How old were you on your last birthday?
  7. Where were you born? State or territory, possession, or foreign country
  8. Are you a citizen of the United States? Born in US or its Territories or possessions, Born in a foreign country but became a citizen, Born in a foreign country of American parents, Not a citizen
  9. Were you living on a farm a year ago?
  10. Where were you living a year ago? Same house, Not in this same house, but in this county, Not in this county
  11. Where were your parents born? Father, Mother
  12. What is the highest grade of school you have attended?
  13. Did you finish this grade?
  14. Have you attended school at any time since Feb. 1, 1950?

For Persons 14 Years Old and Older

  1. What were you doing last week? Working, Looking for work, Temporarily absent from work, Housework in own home, Permanently unable to work, None of the above
  2. If you worked last week, how many hours did you work?
  3. If you were looking for work last week, how many weeks have you been looking for work?
  4. Last year, did you do any work at all, not counting work around the house? Yes, No
  5. Describe the job you held last week. A. What kind of work did you do?; B. In what kind of business or industry did you do this work?; C. Was this work: For a private employer, For government, For profit in your own business, Without pay on you family's farm or business
  6. Last year, did you earn any money by working as an employee for wages, salary, commission, or tips? Yes, No
  7. Last year, did you earn any money income by working for yourself in your own business, professional practice, or farm? Yes, No
  8. Did you receive any other money from interest, dividends, veteran's allowances, pensions, rents, or other income not counted in questions 20 and 21? Yes, No
  9. Are you now a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty? Yes, No?
  10. Did you ever serve in the Armed Forces of the United States during: a. World War I, b. World War II, c. Other war or peacetime service
  11. Are you now married or not married? Married, Divorces, Widowed, Separated, Never married
  12. Have you been married more than once? Yes, No, Never married
  13. If you are now married, how many years since you were (last) married? If you are now widowed, how many years since you were widowed? If you are now divorced, how many years since you were divorced? If you are now separated, how many years since you were separated?

For Women Who Are Married, Widowed, Divorced, or Separated

  1. How many children have you ever borne, not counting stillbirths?

Form P3, Infant Card[edit | edit source]

This card was to be filled out for each child born in January, February, or March of 1950. The purpose of the cards were to study or compare the number of infants registered at birth and not enumerated against those enumerated and not registered. A copy of a blank form can be found at Record Group 29, Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, Folder 12 Form P3, Infant Card, 1950 Census of Population and Housing, 17th Decennial Census, 1950 and Binder 71-D - Form P3, Infant Card. A similar card, P14, asks the same information as P3, but refers in Question 16 to line numbers on some population schedule other than the P1, Population and Housing Schedule. Infant cards for U.S. territories and possessions were assigned different form numbers: Alaska P84, Hawaii P89, Puerto Rico P95 and the Virgin Islands P99. The Infant Cards no longer exist.

Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Is residence a farm? Yes, No
  2. Name of infant
  3. Race of infant. White, Negro American Indian, Other
  4. Sex of infant. Male, Female
  5. Is father enumerated in this household? Yes, No. If Yes, copy the answers to items 6, 7, 8, and 9, from the Population Schedule. If No, skip to item 10
  6. Name of father
  7. Age of father on last birthday
  8. Occupation of father
  9. Industry of father
  10. Date of birth
  11. Post Office address of infant's usual place of residence
  12. Infant's place of birth (actual place—not usual residence)
  13. Name of hospital. If none, type of attendant. Doctor, Midwife, Other
  14. Maiden name of mother
  15. Age of mother on last birthday
  16. Education of mother. Highest grade of school attended, Did she finish this grade?
  17. Order of birth. 1st, 2d, etc.
  • Questions 12,13, and 14 are unique to the infant card and not found on the Population and Housing schedule.

Form P4, Merchant Marine[edit | edit source]

This form is also identified as the Crew of Vessels report. The instructions read, "this form is provided so that officers and other crew members of American flag vessels and U. S. Government vessels (Navy, Coast Guard, etc.) may be included in the 1950 Census of the Population of the United States." Like the P2 form, this was printed as a tri-fold that could be folded up and sealed closed after it had been filled out by the individual. A sample of the form can be found at History Hub, "1950 Census: Enumeration of U.S. Coast Guard Personnel".

Questions[edit | edit source]

Identification—to be filled in by master of vessel

  1. Name of vessel
  2. Operator of vessel
  3. Was this vessel berthed in a U. S. Port (including U.S. Territories and possessions) on April 1, 1950? No/Yes. If yes, Name of port - city and state, Number or name of pier

All Officers and Crew

  1. Name
  2. Race: White, Negro, or What race?
  3. Sex: Male, Female
  4. Age at last birthday (years)
  5. Are you now married or not married?: Married, Widowed, Divorced, Separated, Never married
  6. Where were you born: State or Territory, possession, or foreign country
  7. Are you a citizen of the United States?: Yes, born in the US; Yes, foreign born but became a citizen; Yes, born in a foreign country of American parents; No
  8. Are you now a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty? No, Yes
  9. If you are on active duty, what is your branch of service?: Not on active duty, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Other

Answered If This Vessel was in a United States Port on April 1, 1950

  1. Were you living on a farm a year ago?: Yes/No
  2. Where were you living a year ago? On a vessel, Ashore-give county, state, place
  3. Where were your parents born?
  4. What is the highest grade of school you have attended>
  5. Did you finish this grade?
  6. How many hours did you work from Sunday, March 26 through Saturday, April 17
  7. What kind of work did you do?
  8. Last year did you do any work at all, even for a week or two? Yes/No
  9. Last year did you earn any money by working as an employee for wages, salary, commission, or tips? Yes/No
  10. Last year, did you earn any money income by working for yourself in your own business, professional practice, or farm? Yes, No
  11. Did you receive any other money from interest, dividends, veteran's allowances, pensions, rents, or other income not counted in questions 18 and 19? Yes/No
  12. Did you ever serve in the Armed Forces of the United States during: a. World War I, b. World War II, c. Other war or peacetime service
  13. Have you been married more than once? Yes/No/Never married
  14. If you are now married, how many years since you were (last) married? If you are now widowed, how many years since you were widowed? If you are now divorced, how many years since you were divorced? If you are now separated, how many years since you were separated?

Form P5, Overseas Census Report[edit | edit source]

This form was used for members of the armed forces and civilian American citizens employed by the government who were residing overseas on 1 April, 1950. A copy of the schedule can be found on the National Archives catalog in Record Group 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007; Binder 36-C - Members of Armed Forces and U.S. Citizens Abroad and Binder 71-E - Form P5, Overseas Census Report. This form was not to be used if the person's residence was in the continental United States, the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, American Samoa, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands.

Questions[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Date (Date Form Filled Out)
  • 2. Location (Country or Island)
  • 3. Service Serial Number (members of the Armed Forces only)
  • 4. Are Any Members of Your Family Living with you Overseas? Yes/No
  • 5. Check the Box Which Applies to You:
    • Member of Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
    • Civilian Employee of (Agency)
    • Other

Questions for Yourself and any members of your family living with you

  • Name
  • Relationship to You
  • Sex: Male/Female
  • Age at last birthday (Enter "Under 1" for children under one year of age)
  • Marital Status: Married, Widowed, Divorced, Never Married
  • Race: White, Negro, Other
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship: Citizen, Not a Citizen

Form P8, Indian Reservation Schedule[edit | edit source]

Record Group 29, Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, Indian Reservation Schedules, 1950 - 1950. The schedules are stored in 73 boxes. An inventory of the contents can be found on the Container List section of the National Archives' catalog record. A list of proposed questions can be found on image 69 of Binder 37 - Indian Reservations, in the records of the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Field Division, 8/1/1945-ca. 1962; 17th Decennial Census Reference Materials, 1947 - 1954. A blank form can be seen at History Hub, 1950 Census: Form P8, Indian Reservation Schedule. Additional information on the schedule can be found at 'The Story of the 1950 Census P8 Indian Reservation Schedule", The Text Message : Blog of the Textual Records Division at the National Archives. 1950 was the last decennial census for which the Census Bureau conducted a special census of American Indian and Alaska Native populations using a special "Indian Reservation" schedule.

Information in fields A through F and questions 1 through 3 are transcribed from P1 schedule.

Form Header[edit | edit source]

A. State
B. County
C. Reservation
D. E.D. Number
E. Serial number of dwelling unit
F. Agriculture questionnaire number
G. Enumerator's signature
H. Checked by
Housing Data:
J. Type of construction: Frame, Log, Stone or brick, Tent, Brush, Mud or adobe, Other
K. Type of floor construction: Earth, Wood, Stone or cement, Other

Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Sheet number
  2. Line number
  3. Name
  4. Known by any other name?
  5. Belongs to what tribe?
  6. Belongs to what clan?
  7. Degree of Indian blood: Full, Half, Quarter, Less than 1/4
  8. Language [English]
a. Read English? Yes/No
b. Write English? Yes/No
c. Speak English? Yes/No
  1. Language [Other]
a. Read another language? Yes/No
b. Write another language? Yes/No
c. Speak another language? Yes/No
  1. In 1949 did he attend or participate in any native Indian ceremonies? Attend, Participated, Neither

Form P93, Población y Viviendas[edit | edit source]

This is the schedule used to enumerate to the population of all persons in Puerto Rico. All questions on this form are in Spanish. The front side of the form asked questions about each person, and the reverse side asked about the residence. The reverse side was not microfilmed. Only the front side of the form was microfilmed by the Bureau of the Census. Because of this the questions regarding housing are not listed here. A copy of a blank housing form is available on HistoryHub.

Form Header[edit | edit source]

  • a. Municipio
  • b. Barrio
  • c. Enumeration District (D. de E.) number
  • d. Hotel, Case de Huéspedes, Institución, Puesto Militar, etc.
  • e. La enumeración de esta hoja empezó el
  • f. Firma del enumerador
  • h. Examinado por (jefe de grupo) on (date)
  • Hoja Numero

Household Information[edit | edit source]

Para Jefe de Familia

  1. Nombre de la calle, avenida, carretera o camino
  2. Número de la casa (y del apartamiento)
  3. Número de la vivienda en orden de la visita

Para Toda Persona

  1. Cuál es el nombre del jefe de la familia?
  2. Relación. A note el parentesco, vinculo, o relación de la persona con el jefe de familia, como Jefe, esposa, hija, nieto, suegro, alojado, esposa del alojado, sirvienta, paciente, etc.
  3. Color o raza. Blanco "B", De color, negro o mulato "Col", Otra raza-especifique
  4. Sexo. M/F
  5. ¿Qué edad tenía en su último cumpleaños?
  6. ¿En qué municipio nació? Si nació fuera de Puerto Rico, anote el país
  7. Estado Civil con "C" for casado, "UC" for en unión consensual, "V" for Viudo, "D" for Divorciado, and "S" for soltero
  8. ¿Sabe esta persona leer y escribir? (Si o No)
  9. Cuál es el grado más alto que esta persona ha asistido en la escuela? (Vea clave al pie de la hoja)
  10. ¿Fué aprobado este grado? (Si o No)
  11. ¿Ha asistido a la escuela en cualquier período después de febrero 1?
  12. ¿Sabe esta persona hablar inglés? (Si o No)

Para Toda Personal de 14 Anos o Mas de Edad

  1. ¿Qué estaba haciendo esta persona la semana pasada? (Vea clave al pie de la hoja)
  2. Además durante la semana pasada, ¿hizo algún trabajo por parga o ganancia? (o algún trabajo sin paga para un familiar) (Si o No)
  3. ¿Buscó trabajo la semana pasada? (Si o No)
  4. ¿Tenia un empleo o negocio en el cual no trabajó la semana pasada? (Si o No)
  5. Si "T" en la 16 or "Si" en la 17, ¿Cuantas horas trabajo la semana pasada? (Incluya trabajo sin paga para un familiar)
  6. ¿Cuantás semanas trabajó en 1949? (Haga esta pregunta a toda persona de 14 años o más de edad) (Anote número) o "O")
  7. a. ¿Cuál fué su ocupación? [Same as Form P1 Item 20a].
  8. b. ¿En qué negocio o industria trabajó? [Same as Form P1 Item 20b].
  9. c. Clase de trabajador
  10. a. ¿Cuánto dinero ganó en jornales o sueldos el año pasado?
  11. b. ¿Cuánto dinero ganó en su propio negocio, profesión, o finca el año pasado?
  12. c. ¿Cuánto dinero recibió en intereses, dividendos, asignaciones de veteranos, pensiones, rentas u otros ingresos el año pasado?
  13. Para cada hombre, ¿Ha servido en las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos durante (24a) II Guerra Mundial, (24b) I Guerra Mundial, and (24c) Otro servicio (Incluye servicio actual)?
  14. ¿Para cada mujer, número de hijos nacidos vivos due ha tenido?

Reports[edit | edit source]

Several reports based on data collected in the 1950 census have been published. For additional information, see the Statistical Reports section of this article.

Volume 1. Number of Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

These reports contain statistics on the number of inhabitants of each state, their counties, and minor civil divisions. They also include data for urban places and cities over 5,000 inhabitants. The links below are to PDF files available on Internet Archive.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)[edit | edit source]

IPUMS provides access to over sixty integrated, high-precision samples of the American population drawn from sixteen federal censuses, from the American Community Surveys of 2000-present, and from the Puerto Rican Community Surveys of 2005-present.

National Archives Catalog[edit | edit source]

1950 Census Enumeration District Maps - Selected[edit | edit source]

1950 Census Enumeration District Census Maps are included in the series: Enumeration District and Related Maps, 1880 - 1990 NAID 821491. On that page click the Search within this series link. Go through the results to find the locality you are looking for, and click the link to see the map.

Sample Census Enumeration District maps:

Read the post on the National Archives' blog, The Unwritten Record, "Snapshot USA:1950 Census Enumeration District Maps".

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Statistical Reports[edit | edit source]

The Census Bureau issued several reports based on data collected from the census. A list of Final, Advance, and Preliminary Reports, and Procedural Studies for the censuses of Population, Housing, and Agriculture is available at Decennial Census Official Publications, 1950. Please note the files available from the link to volume 1 below contain only cartographic and numerical data. For a PDF copy of the full report see the links in the Reports section of this article.

Final Reports

Other FamilySearch Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections may have additional materials to help you with your research.

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Digital Library[edit | edit source]