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Census Research: 1930 Census

Exploring 15th Decennial Census Holdings at LUC

The Individual Records for the 1930 Census, released in 2002, are the most recently released individual census records from the United States. By law, individual records cannot be released to the public until 72 years after the census in which they were collected, meaning individual records from the 1940 Census will be released in the year 2012, the 1950 Census in 2022, etc.

Government publications relating to the 1930 Census can be found in the Online Catalog under the subject heading "United States Census, 15th, 1930." For additional related materials, try a variety of Subject and keyword searches in the catalog (e.g. "United States Population Statistics" as a Subject, or "1930 Census" in Keyword Anywhere). If you require any assistance in finding related holdings, please contact the Government Documents librarian.

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930 : Agriculture
United States. Bureau of the Census.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., 1931-1932.
8 v.; maps, diagrs., forms.; 30 cm.
Location: Government Documents
Call Numbers (SuDoc):
Vol II, pt. 2: Reports by States, The Southern States -- C 3.31:930 vol. 2, pt. 2
Vol II, pt. 3: Reports by States, The Western States -- C 3.31:930 vol. 2, pt. 3
Vol III, pt. 1: Type of Farm, The Northern States -- C 3.31:930 vol. 3, pt. 1
Vol III, pt. 2: The Southern States -- C 3.31:930 vol. 3, pt. 2
Vol III, pt. 3: The Western States -- C 3.31:930 vol. 3, pt. 3
Vol IV: General Report (statistics by subject) -- C 3.31:930 vol. 4

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930 : Distribution
United States. Bureau of the Census.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., 1933-1934.
3 v. in 7. : tables, maps ; 30 cm.
Location: Cudahy Main Stacks
Call Number: HF 5421 .U65 1933

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Drainage of agricultural lands. Reports by states with statistics for counties, a summary for the United States, and a synopsis of drainage laws.
United States. Bureau of the Census.
Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1932.
vii, 453 p. incl. tables, form. maps (1 fold.) 30 cm.
Cudahy Oversize (Request at Circulation Desk)
Call Number: HA201.1930 .A3 D7 1932

Fifteenth census of the United States : Manufactures, 1929
United States. Bureau of the Census.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1933.
3 v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Call Number: HD9724 .U54 1933

Population of states and counties of the United States : 1790 to 1990 from the twenty-one decennial censuses
Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs. [distributor] ; Springfield, Va., 1996
x, 225 p. ; 28 cm.
Location: Cudahy Reference
Call Number: HA 214 .F67 1996

Sample Related Holdings

CensusCD+maps, Version 2.0
East Brunswick, NJ : GeoLytics, c1998.
1 computer optical disc : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 quick start guide + 1 computer disk 3 3/4 in.
Location: Cudahy Government Documents Reference
Call Number: HA 201 1990r2

The historical atlas of state power in Congress, 1790-1990
Martis, Kenneth C.
Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, 1993.
xv, 190 p. : col. maps ; 26 cm.
Location: Cudahy Reference
Call Number: G 1201 .F7 M3 1993

Historical statistics of the states of the United States : two centuries of the census, 1790-1990
Dodd, Don.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.
viii, 478 p. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Location: Cudahy Reference
Call Number: HA 214 .D63 1993

Census Guides at LUC

1930 Census Fast Facts.
United States.; National Archives and Records Administration.
Washington, D.C.? : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002
[2] p. : ill. ; 24 x 11 cm
Location: Cudahy Government Documents
Call Number: AE 1.102:C 33/3

200 years of U.S. census taking : population and housing questions, 1790-1990.
Bohme, Frederick G.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1989.
iv, 109 p. : ill., forms ; 28 cm.
Location: Cudahy Main Stacks
Call Number: HA37 .U55 B63 1989

New international atlas of the world, featuring new 1930 census
Geographical Publishing Company, c1932.
256 p.
Location: Cudahy Stack Deck C (Request at Circulation Desk)
Call Number: 912 G345n

Twenty Censuses: population and housing questions, 1790-1990.
United States. Bureau of the Census.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1978 [i.e. 1979]
91 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Location: Cudahy Main Stacks
Call Number: HA37 .U55 U54 1979a

Resources at Area Libraries

Chicago Public Library

 

The National Archives Great Lakes Regional Archives

 

The Newberry Library

 

Northwestern University

  • For related holdings, search NUcat for the following Subject Heading: "United States--Census, 15th, 1930."

 

University of Chicago

Electronic Census Guides

1930 Census Fast Facts. From The University at Buffalo (PDF)
See also General Information. From The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
See also Census guides at LUC (above) for this item in print.

1930 Census Fact Sheet. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau News: 1930 Census. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

How to Research the 1930 Census Microfilm (1930 Census Microfilm Locator). From NARA.

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States,
General Information leaflet No. 17. From NARA.

Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930. From NARA.

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Population and Housing Items on the General Census Schedules 1790-2000
Compiled by Grace York, University of Michigan Library, March 2002. Download requires Microsoft Excel.