USC Libraries

University of Southern California

skip navigation

Database : 1940 Census

Having problems accessing resources?
Report a problem

1940 Census

The National Archives released the 1940 census population schedules more than 3.8 million pages) to the public. In order to find a person in the census, you first need to determine the appropriate enumeration district (E.D) number. The E.D can be found by searching census district maps and descriptions. The digitized schedules can be saved,shared or downloaded.Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA)programs; and years of education.

View databases in related topics: