Contents 1 Census questions 2 Data availability 3 State rankings 4 City rankings 5 Notes 6 External links

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 -- Total 131,012,722

City rankings[edit] Rank City State Population[8] Region (2016)[9] 01 New York New York 7,454,995 Northeast 02 Chicago Illinois 3,396,808 Midwest 03 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,931,334 Northeast 04 Detroit Michigan 1,623,452 Midwest 05 Los Angeles California 1,504,277 West 06 Cleveland Ohio 878,336 Midwest 07 Baltimore Maryland 859,100 South 08 St. Louis Missouri 816,048 Midwest 09 Boston Massachusetts 770,816 Northeast 10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 671,659 Northeast 11 Washington District of Columbia 663,091 South 12 San Francisco California 634,536 West 13 Milwaukee Wisconsin 587,472 Midwest 14 Buffalo New York 575,901 Northeast 15 New Orleans Louisiana 494,537 South 16 Minneapolis Minnesota 492,370 Midwest 17 Cincinnati Ohio 455,610 Midwest 18 Newark New Jersey 429,760 Northeast 19 Kansas City Missouri 399,178 Midwest 20 Indianapolis Indiana 386,972 Midwest 21 Houston Texas 384,514 South 22 Seattle Washington 368,302 West 23 Rochester New York 324,975 Northeast 24 Denver Colorado 322,412 West 25 Louisville Kentucky 319,077 South 26 Columbus Ohio 306,087 Midwest 27 Portland Oregon 305,394 West 28 Atlanta Georgia 302,288 South 29 Oakland California 302,163 West 30 Jersey City New Jersey 301,173 Northeast 31 Dallas Texas 294,734 South 32 Memphis Tennessee 292,942 South 33 Saint Paul Minnesota 287,736 Midwest 34 Toledo Ohio 282,349 Midwest 35 Birmingham Alabama 267,583 South 36 San Antonio Texas 253,854 South 37 Providence Rhode Island 253,504 Northeast 38 Akron Ohio 244,791 Midwest 39 Omaha Nebraska 223,844 Midwest 40 Dayton Ohio 210,718 Midwest 41 Syracuse New York 205,967 Northeast 42 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 204,424 South 43 San Diego California 203,341 West 44 Worcester Massachusetts 193,694 Northeast 45 Richmond Virginia 193,042 South 46 Fort Worth Texas 177,662 South 47 Jacksonville Florida 173,065 South 48 Miami Florida 172,172 South 49 Youngstown Ohio 167,720 Midwest 50 Nashville Tennessee 167,402 South 51 Hartford Connecticut 166,267 Northeast 52 Grand Rapids Michigan 164,292 Midwest 53 Long Beach California 164,271 West 54 New Haven Connecticut 160,605 Northeast 55 Des Moines Iowa 159,819 Midwest 56 Flint Michigan 151,543 Midwest 57 Salt Lake City Utah 149,934 West 58 Springfield Massachusetts 149,554 Northeast 59 Bridgeport Connecticut 147,121 Northeast 60 Norfolk Virginia 144,332 South 61 Yonkers New York 142,598 Northeast 62 Tulsa Oklahoma 142,157 South 63 Scranton Pennsylvania 140,404 Northeast 64 Paterson New Jersey 139,656 Northeast 65 Albany New York 130,577 Northeast 66 Chattanooga Tennessee 128,163 South 67 Trenton New Jersey 124,697 Northeast 68 Spokane Washington 122,001 West 69 Kansas City Kansas 121,458 Midwest 70 Fort Wayne Indiana 118,410 Midwest 71 Camden New Jersey 117,536 Northeast 72 Erie Pennsylvania 116,955 Northeast 73 Fall River Massachusetts 115,428 Northeast 74 Wichita Kansas 114,966 Midwest 75 Wilmington Delaware 112,504 South 76 Gary Indiana 111,719 Midwest 77 Knoxville Tennessee 111,580 South 78 Cambridge Massachusetts 110,879 Northeast 79 Reading Pennsylvania 110,568 Northeast 80 New Bedford Massachusetts 110,341 Northeast 81 Elizabeth New Jersey 109,912 Northeast 82 Tacoma Washington 109,408 West 83 Canton Ohio 108,401 Midwest 84 Tampa Florida 108,391 South 85 Sacramento California 105,958 West 86 Peoria Illinois 105,087 Midwest 87 Somerville Massachusetts 102,177 Northeast 88 Lowell Massachusetts 101,389 Northeast 89 South Bend Indiana 101,268 Midwest 90 Duluth Minnesota 101,065 Midwest 91 Charlotte North Carolina 100,899 South 92 Utica New York 100,518 Northeast 93 Waterbury Connecticut 99,314 Northeast 94 Shreveport Louisiana 98,167 South 95 Lynn Massachusetts 98,123 Northeast 96 Evansville Indiana 97,062 Midwest 97 Allentown Pennsylvania 96,904 Northeast 98 El Paso Texas 96,810 South 99 Savannah Georgia 95,996 South 100 Little Rock Arkansas 88,039 South

Notes[edit] ^ "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790-1925". New York State Library. October 1981. p. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Retrieved December 15, 2008.  ^ The Ancestry Insider (May 16, 2012). "1940 Census Update for 16 May 2012: Bad News". Retrieved May 17, 2012.  ^ "Historical Background". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 12, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.  ^ "1940 Census". Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2006.  ^ 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.  ^ 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.  ^ 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.  ^ Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998  ^ "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 

External links[edit] Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U.S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U.S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. (opinion) "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?" CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U.S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at v t e United States Censuses 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 United States Census Bureau United States Census of Agriculture Retrieved from "" Categories: 1940 in the United StatesUnited States CensusHidden categories: Use mdy dates from November 2013Pages using div col with deprecated parameters

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