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1930 Census Number:   122,775,046

1930 Census Data

  • Place of residence
  • Name of each person at residence
  • Relationship of each person to head of household
  • Home data
    - Owned or rented
    - Value of home or monthly rental
    - Radio Set
    - Does family own a farm
  • Personal Description
    - Sex
    - Color or race
    - Age at last birth
    - Marital condition
    - Age at first marriage
  • Education
    - Attended school or college any time since Sept 1, 1929
    - Whether able to read or write
  • Place of Birth
    - Each person and his or her parents birthplace
    - If United States give State or Territory
    - If foreign birth give country in which birthplace is now situated
  • Native language of foreign born
  • Citizenship
    - Year of immigration into the United States
    - Naturalization
    - Ability to speak English
  • Occupation & Industry
    - Trade or profession,  type of work done
    - Industry or business
    - Class of worker
  • Employed (Yes/No)
  • Veterans
    - What war or expedition

Sample 1930 Census Transcription

1930 Census Day:  April 1, 1930

1930 Census duration:  1 month

1930 Census Geography

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  • 48 States
  • Territories – Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, Guam, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

1930 Facts

  • President during the census:  Herbert Hoover
  • 1930 Census was conducted just 5 months after the stock market crash of 1929, It also asked whether the family had a radio
  • Detroit and Los Angeles become the Fourth and Fifth US urban area to exceed 1 million in population.  New York (6,930,446), Chicago (3,376,438), Philadelphia (1,950,961), Detroit (1,568,662), Los Angeles (1,238,048)
  • President Herbert Hoover asks congress to pass $150 million public works project to increase employment and combat the growing depression on December 2, 1930
  • 3M employee invents scotch tape in 1930
  • The Mickey Mouse comic strip debuts in the January 13, 1930