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Censuses of Population: 1950


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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 1950 decennial Census are included below.

Census of population: 1950 (United States. Bureau of the Census. Seventeenth Census )
LC Call Number: HA201 1950.A2
LC Catalog Record: 52060089
Online: Online version includes both the Census of Population and the Census of Housing for 1950.

Selected Print Resources in the collections of the Library of Congress related to the
United States--Census--1950 (Population)

Census of Housing: taken as part of the seventeenth decennial census of the U.S.
LC Call Number: HD7293.A4883
LC Card Number:
Online: Online version includes both the Census of Population and the Census of Housing for 1950. Select the link for the Census of Population and Housing for 1950 for links to data and additional information about the census.

Selected Print Resources in the collections of the Library of Congress related to the
United States--Census--1950 (Housing)

Census History

Decennial Census History

See the 1950 Overview Section for links to additional information about the 1950 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]
Available 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 1950 Census appears on page 136.

Procedural Histories of the Decennial Census: 1950-2000
Online: Select link to the Procedural History for 1950 from or download directly from [ZIP 37.3 MB]

The 1950 Censuses, how they were taken; population, housing, agriculture, irrigation, drainage.
Prepared in the Office of the assistant Director for Statistical Standards, Statistical Reports Division, under the supervision of Morris B. Ullman. Washington, 1955. 222p.
LC Call Number: HA201 1950.A23 no. 2
LC Catalog Record: 55063612

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Catalogs, Guides, Indexes

Key To Published and Tabulated Data For Small Areas. U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1950.
Prepared under the supervision of Howard G. Brunsman, Chief, Population and Housing division. Washington : U.S. Govt. Print Off., 1951. 50p.
LC Call Number: HA209. A52 1950
LC Catalog Record: 51061679

Census Tracts: 1950

Census Tract Manual
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1958. 4th edition
LC Call Number: HA37 .U52 1958a
LC Catalog Record: 59060312

Census Tract Publications Since 1950; annotated bibliography.
Washington, 1954. 35p.
LC Call Number: Z7554..U5U52
LC Catalog Record: 54063308
Available online via HathiTrust External Link

Provides a listing of census tract publications giving their census tract number and a brief description of contents, when the census tract was published, the source and the price.

Census of Population: 1950.
LC Call Number: HA201 1950.A2
LC Catalog Record: 52060089

The Census Tracts volumes are part of this call number series.

Index To 1950 Census Tracts:

See page 12 of "How To Locate Census Tracts in the Library of Congress," [PDF format: 786KB/17p.] also available at the Business Reference Desk in the Science and Business Reading Room of the Library of Congress.

Census Maps: 1950

Center of population for states and counties: 1950, 1960, 1970
Washington. Bureau of the Census. 96p.
LC Call Number: HB3505.U54 1974
LC Catalog Record: 74600173

Online search, but not full-text viewing, available via HathiTrust External Link.

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