The Sixteenth U.S. Census ~ 1940


  The 1940 U.S. Census reflects the resident status as of the 1st of April, 1940.

     Information recorded on the 1940 U.S. Census:
     *  Name of state, county, incorporated place, township or
            other division of county, ward of city and block
            number, unincorporated place, and institution.
     *  Name of the census enumerator.
     *  Location [including:]
               *  Street, avenue, road, etc.
               *  House Number (in cities and towns).
     *  Household Data [including:]
               *  Number of household in order of visitation.
               *  Home owned (O) or rented (R).
               *  Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental,
                       if rented.
               *  Does this household live on a farm? (Yes or No).
     *  Name of each person whose usual place of residence
             on April 1, 1940, was in this household.
          * Be sure to include: 1. Persons temporarily absent
                  from household. Write "Ab" after names of
                  such persons.
          * 2. Children under 1 year of age. Write "Infant" if child
                  has not been given a first name.
          * Enter (X) after name of person furnishing information.
     *  Relationship of this person to the head of the household, as
            wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger,
            lodger's wife, servant, hired hand, etc.
     *  Code (Leave blank).
     *  Personal Description [including:]
               *  Sex.
               *  Color or race.
               *  Age at last birthday.
               *  Marital status - Single (S), Married (M),
                      Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D).
     *  Education [including:]
               *  Attended school or college any time since
               * March 1, 1940? (Yes or No).
               *  Highest grade of school completed.
     *  Code (Leave blank).
     *  Place of birth.
                If born in the United States, give State or Territory.
                If of foreign birth, give country in which birthplace is
                now situated. Distinguish Canada-French
                from Canada-English, and Irish Free State from
                Northern Ireland.
     *  Code (Leave blank).
     *  Citizenship of the foreign born.
     * Residence, April 1, 1935
            In what place did this person live on April 1, 1935?
                  For a person who, on April 1, 1935, was living in
                         the same house as at present, enter in Col. 17
                         "Same house." and for one living in a different
                         house but in the same city or town, enter, "Same
                         place," leaving Cols. 18, 19, and 20 blank, in
                         both instances.
                   For a person who lived in a different place,
                         enter city or town, county, and State, as directed
                         in the Instructions. (Enter actual place of
                         residence, which may differ from mail address).
               *  City, town, or village having 2,500 or more
                      inhabitants. Enter "R" for all other places.
               *  County.
               *  State (or Territory or foreign country).
               *  On a farm? (Yes or No)
     *  Code (Leave blank).
     *  Persons 14 Years Old and Over - Employment Status.
               * Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit
                      in private or nonemergency Govt. work during
                      week of March 24-30? (Yes or No)
               * If not, was he at work on, or assigned to,
                      public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA,
                      CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-39? (Yes
                      or No)
               * If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency
                      work ("No" in Cols. 21 and 22).
                     * Was this person SEEKING WORK? (Yes or No)
                     * If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB,
                      business, etc.? (Yes or No)
               * For persons answering "No" to quest. 21, 22, 23,
                       and 24
                     * Indicate whether engaged in home housework
                      (H),in school (S), unable to work (U),
                      or other (O).
               * Code
               * If at private or nonemergency Government work.
                      ("Yes" in Col. 21). Number of hours worked
                      during week of March 24-30, 1940.
               * If seeking work or assigned to public emergency
                      work. ("Yes" in Col. 22 or 23). Duration of
                      unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks.
               * Occupation, Industry, and Class of Worker.
               * For a person at work, assigned to public emergency
                      work, or with a job ("Yes" in Col. 21, 22, or 24),
                      enter present occupation, industry, and class
                      of worker.
               * For a person seeking work ("Yes" in Col.23):
                      (a) If he has previous work experience, enter
                      last occupation, industry, and class of worker;
                      or if he does not have previous work
                      experience, enter "New worker" in Col. 28,
                      and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.
               * OCCUPATION Trade, profession, or particular
                      kind of work, as - frame spinner, salesman,
                      laborer, rivet heater, music teacher.
               * INDUSTRY Industry or business, as -
                      cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard,
                      public school.
               * Class of Worker
           *  Code (Leave blank).
     *  Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent
             full-time weeks).
     *  Income In 1939 (12 months ending December 31, 1939).
           *  Amount of money wages or salary received
                    (including commissions).
           *  Did this person receive income of $50 or
                   more from sources other thsan money wages
                   or salary? (Yes or No).
     *  Number of farm schedule.


  The 1940 U.S. Census is available on microfilm, and can be purchased by check or money order from the National Archives at the following address: National Archives Trust Fund, P.O. Box 100793, Atlanta, GA, 30384-0793. The NATF will accept credit cards as payment. If paying by credit card, include the card number, expiration date and the cardholder's signature, and write to: National Archives Trust Fund, Cashier (NAT), 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5100, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also place an order by phone to: (800) 234-8861 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm est.

  Pennsylvania returns are found on Microfilm Publication #T627. Bedford County is recorded on Rolls #3430 and #3431. Blair County is recorded on Rolls #3437, #3438, #3439, #3440 and #3441. Cambria County is recorded on Rolls #3451, #3452, #3453, #3454, #3455, #3456, #3457 and #3458. Fulton County is recorded in Roll #3511. Huntingdon County is recorded on Rolls #3514 and #3515. Somerset County is recorded in Rolls #3609, #3610 and #3611.

  The entire 1940 US census is also available online at the address:

  The records of each of the counties are divided into Enumeration Districts, commonly abbreviated as ED's. The Enumeration Districts follow, somewhat, the township, borough and city jurisdictions already established within the counties. Because of the immense size of the data, not all of the records have been indexed. Therefore, the Enumeration Districts for all of the counties within the Old-Bedford region have not been identified. The records for the county of Bedford have not yet been identified in terms of EDs. The records for the county of Blair have not yet been identified in terms of EDs. The records for the county of Cambria are divided into one hundred and twenty-six EDs and assigned the numbers 11 - 1 through 11 - 168. The records for the county of Fulton have not yet been identified in terms of EDs. The records for the county of Huntingdon have not yet been identified in terms of EDs. The records for the county of Somerset have not yet been identified in terms of EDs.