Questions asked on the 1930 US Census (15th)

1930 US Census Questions (see blank form) (see Census site here for 1930)

US President: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Population: 122,775,046
Census date: 1 April 1930
Time allowed: 1 month
US States: 48

  1. street
  2. house number
  3. name of each person whose place of abode on april 15, 1910 was in this family….include every person living on / april 15 – omit children born since april 15.
  4. relationship of this person to the head of the family sex
  5. name of person – as of april 1, 1930 – include every person living on april 1 – omit children born since april 1, 1930
  6. relationship to head of 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
  13. age at last birthday
  14. marital condition
  15. age at first marriage
  16. education: attended school or college any time since sept 1, 1929
  17. whether able to read and write
  18. place of birth of each person enumerated and of his or her parents. If born in the United States, give state or territory. If of foreign birth, give country in which birthplace is now situated, (see instructions). Distinguish Canada-french from Canada-English, and Irish Free State from Northern Ireland.
    • person
    • father
    • mother
  19. language spoken in home before coming to the united states
  20. year of immigration to the united states
  21. naturalization
  22. whether able to speak English
  23. occupation/trade or profession
  24. occupation / industry
  25. class of worker
  26. employment / whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day) yes or no
  27. if not, line number on unemployment schedule
  28. veterans / whether a veteran of US military or naval forces — yes or no
  29. what war or expedition
  30. number of farm schedule
  • Census questions transcription questions transcription © 2012 SE. Ross
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