1930 Census

The 1930 census became April 1, 2002 at the NARA and all regional branches.
(Due to privacy laws, each census schedule becomes available 72-years after it was taken)

Questions Asked on the 1930 Census

  1. Street, avenue, road, etc.
  2. House number (in cities or towns)
  3. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
  4. Number of family in order of vistation
  5. Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family.
  6. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
  7. Home owned or rented
  8. Value of home, if owned; or monthly rental, if rented
  9. Radio set
  10. Does this family live on a farm?
  11. Sex
  12. Color or race
    [W=White, Neg=Negro, Mex=Mexican, In=Indian, Ch=Chinese, Jp=Japanese, Fil=Filipino, Hin=Hindu, Kor=Korean, other races spelled out]
  13. Age at last birthday
  14. Marital condition
    [S=single, M=married, Wd=widowed, D=divorced]
  15. Age at first marriage
  16. Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1929
  17. Whether able to read and write
  18. Place of birth--PERSON
  19. Place of birth--FATHER
  20. Place of birth--MOTHER
  21. Language spoken in home before coming to the United States
  22. Year of immigration to the United States
  23. Naturalization
  24. Whether able to speak English
  25. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
  26. Industry or business
  27. Class of worker
  28. Whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day)--Yes or No
  29. If not, line number on Unemployment Schedule.
  30. Whether a veteran of U.S. military or naval force--Yes or No
  31. What war or expedition?
    [WW=World War, Sp=Spanish-American War, Civ=Civil War, Phil=Philippine Insurrection, Box=Boxer Rebellion, Mex=Mexican Expedition]
  32. Number of farm schedule [the Farm schedules no longer exist]


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