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Censuses of Population: 1930

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Census Data

Historical Census Browser 1790-1960 External Link

This browse-only web site allows you to examine state and county level topics for individual census years from 1790 to 1960. You can look at multiple topics, create specific tables and generate maps.
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Census Connections

A Guide To Locating Selected U.S. Decennial And Economic Census Publications In The Library Of Congress

Table of Contents

Census Reference Publications
      Censuses of Population
            Census Data
            Specific Censuses
            State Censuses
      Economic Censuses
Census Search Strategies
Current Business Reports
Special Censuses
LC Catalog Searches

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Census of Population and Housing Publications

This page contains links to all of the historical census reports from 1790 to 2010, including Census of Housing reports). Note: Not all titles are available within these online individual census reports series. Those titles indicated as not available can be searched using the Library of Congress Online Catalog to determine LC holdings: Direct links to the catalog records pertaining to the 1930 decennial Census are included below.

1930 Census (United States. Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census )

Select "Census of Population and Housing, 1910" for additional information about this census and links to the online census files.

Selected Print Resources in the collections of the Library of Congress related to the
United States--Census--1930

Census History

Decennial Census History

See the 1930 Overview Section for links to additional information about the 1940 census, including reports and statistics.

Measuring America : the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2000. Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [2002]
Online: [PDF Format: 16.45 MB/ 149pp.]
LC Call Number: HA37.U55M376 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2002485403

Provides for each decennial census: the questionnaires and instructions, individual histories of the U.S. decennial censuses, census cost, sampling, publicity, availability of population schedules, and more. Information on the 1930 Census appears on page 134.

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Catalogs, Guides, Indexes

The 1930 Census: A Reference and Research Guide, edited by Thomas Jay Kemp. North Salt Lake, Utah : ProQuest, 2003. 235 p.
LC Call Number: HA201 1930a
LC Catalog Record: 2007362270

Gives structure and content of the 1930 Census. Although it is primarily focused on accessing the 1930 Census for genealogical research, it also contains finding aids for un-indexed areas, appendixes including index of military installations and veterans facilities, instructions to enumerators, and a copy of a blank form of the 1930 Census.

Schulze, Suzanne Population information in the Twentieth Century: 1900-1940.
LC Call Number: Z7164.D3545 1985
LC Catalog Record: 85011412

This publication provides subject access to the decennial censuses from 1900 to 1940, including subject access to tables in the census reports. Also included are LC Call Numbers and LC Catalog Record Numbers.

Topical index of population census reports, 1900-1930
LC Call Number: HA201 1930.Z2
LC Catalog Record: 34026321

Covers the volumes of the regular Census Reports on Population for 1900 - 1930 together with the 1920 and 1930 Abstracts, the 1930 Report on Unemployment, and the 1900 Special Report on Occupations. The tables cover each subject area, giving geographic breakdown from national to metropolitan areas, listing the report volume and page number where data can be found.

Periodic and Special Reports issued by the Division of Population since the fifteenth decennial census of population, 1930. Washington, 1939. 12 p.
LC Call Number: Z7554.U5U57
LC Catalog Record: 39029287

A listing of periodic and special reports issued by the Division of Population since the Fifteenth Decennial Census of Population of 1930. It is presented under several subject headings including estimates of population, occupations, age, race, crime, and for each case gives the source from which the report can be obtained, and its price and availability of purchase at that time.

Census Tracts : 1930

Census Tract Manual
U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, December 1934
Online: [PDF format: 861 KB/ 15p]

Census Tract Manual
U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, Revised ed. July 1937
Online: [PDF format: 647 KB/ 8p]

For information on the census tracts for 1910, 1920, and 1930, see the Folder, "How To Locate Census Tracts in the Library of Congress," [PDF format: 786KB/17pp.] also available at the Business Reference Desk in the Science and Business Reading Room of the Library of Congress. See also Dubester Online [PDF format: 176 MB/ 929pp.] to identify LC Call Numbers for 1930 Census Tracts that are available in the Library of Congress.

Census Maps : 1930

County Outline Map of the United States. [Washington, D.C.] : Department of Commerce, 1930. 1 map. Scale 1:5,840,000].
LC Call Number: G3701.F7 1930.U6TIL Request in the Geography & Map Reading Room
LC Catalog Record: 98688994

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