1940 Census Records to Be Released
Posted by admin on March 28th, 2012
The 1940 Census came at a momentous time in our Nation’s history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first
Census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life. Now, 72 years later, upon release of the 1940 Census forms by the National Archives, we look back and see just how much America changed.
Top Songs of 1940
- Artie Shaw, “Frenesi”
- Glenn Miller, “In the Mood”
- Tommy Dorsey, “I’ll Never Smile Again”
- Bing Crosby, “Only Forever”
- Glenn Miller, “Tuxedo Junction”
72 Years Later
On April 2, the National Archives and Records Administration will make individual records from the 1940 Census available to the public for the first time. We invite you to explore our site to see how America has changed since the 1940s. We use compelling links, infographics, and photos to compare the 1940 Census with corresponding information about the 2010 Census. Additionally, be sure to check out our Facts for Features to learn about some of the major innovations in development for the 2020 Census that will control costs and improve efficiency.
1940 Census Facts for Features
Explore the Connections to America’s Past
WE WANT YOU… To Uncle Sam Yourself
1940 Data Visualization
A look at population growth between 1930 and 1940.
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