1940 United States Census

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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
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Population Schedule
General information
CountryUnited States
Date takenApril 1, 1940 (1940-04-01)
Total population132,164,569
Percent changeIncrease 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.