1940 United States Census

national census

The Sixteenth United States Census was done by the Census Bureau. It found the population of the United States to be 132,164,569. This was an increase of 7.3 percent from the 1930 population. The census date of record was April 1, 1940.

Sixteenth Census
of the United States

April 1, 1940 (1940-04-01)

U.S. Census Bureau Seal
Population Schedule
General information
CountryUnited States
Total population132,164,569 (Increase 7.3%)
Most populous ​stateNew York
Least populous ​stateNevada

A number of new questions were asked. These included where people were 5 years before, highest level of education, and information about wages.