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1950 U.S. census schedules available to the pubic this Friday

The 1950 U.S. census records will be open to the public at on Friday, April 1, 2022 on The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website,

NARA has digitized the census and will provide free online access to the population schedules as well as the enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions.

You will also be able to search on state, county, enumeration district number and Indian Reservation.

The National Archives is asking for your help in submitting name updates to the index using a transcription tool that will be available on the 1950 Census website. You can help us improve the accuracy of the name index and make the records more accessible for everyone.

For more information, go to:

Questions for all persons
  1. Name of street, avenue, or road
  2. House and apartment number
  3. Serial number of dwelling unit
  4. Is this house on a farm or ranch?
  5. Is this house on a place of three or more acres?
  6. Agricultural Questionnaire Number
  7. Name
  8. Relationship to head of household
  9. Race
  10. Sex
  11. Age on last birthday
  12. Marital status: Married (Mar), Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D), or Separated (Sep)
  13. State or country of birth
  14. Naturalization status if foreign born (Yes, No, or AP for born abroad of American parents)
Questions for persons fourteen years of age and over
  1. Was this person working (Wk), unable to work (U), keeping house (H), or doing something else (Ot) most of last week
  2. If H or Ot in item 15: Did this person do any work at all last week?
  3. If No in item 16: Was this person looking for work?
  4. If No in item 17: Even though he didn’t work last week, does he have a job or business?
  5. If Wk in item 15 or Yes in item 16: How many hours did he work last week?
  6. Occupation
    b. Industry in which person worked
    c. Class of worker: Private employer (P), government (G), in his or her own business (O), or without pay on family farm or business (NP)
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