1930 Census Record Research

The 1930 Federal census is the last census to have been released to the public. A census must be 70 years old before it is released for general purposes. Therefore, the 1940 Federal census will not be released until sometime in early 2010.

In the 1930 Federal census you can get the following information:

the name, age, and sex of each individual in the household

the relationship of each individual to head of household

whether or not the family owns or rents their home, whether or not the home is mortgaged

do they live on a farm

do they own a radio

each individual's color or race

whether an individual is single, married, widowed, or divorced

age at first marriage

an individual's year of immigration to the United States

whether an individual is naturalized or an alien

if naturalized, the year of naturalization

whether or not an individual attended school anytime since September, 1919

whether or not an individual can read and write

each individual's place of birth

each individual's father's place of birth

each individual's mother's place of birth

each individual's mother tongue

each individual's father's mother tongue

each individual's mother's mother tongue

whether or not each individual can speak English, and if not, language spoken

the profession, occupation, or trade of an individual

the industry an individual is working in

whether an individual is an employee, employer, or self-employed

if an employee, whether or not currently employed, and number of weeks out of work in 1929

Veteran and name of war(s)

Here is a little tidbit about census research from Leora Slosser

DIRECT DESCENDENTS are legally entitled to order and receive copies of the census entries of their ancestors on all of the 'closed' censuses , ie 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970.  In making your request ask also that  the  information contained in the enumeration be given to you.

For applications for search of these 'closed censuses'

US Department of Commerce
Bureau of Census
Pittsburg, K  66762

Click here for an 1930 Census Form



Last update December 28, 2007