1940 U.S. Federal Census

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census is the largest, most comprehensive, and most recent US census available. Over 132 million were recorded, known as the greatest generation. They survived the Great Depression. They fought on the battle front or sacrificed on the home front, and won the Second World War. They were industrious, hard working and innovative. Tens of millions of them are still living today. They are our parents, grandparents, or even ourselves.

The 1940 Census was a count of all residents in the United States at that time, and the armed forces serving overseas, born before April 1, 1940. It includes information on location, household, names, relations, sex, race, age, education, place of birth, and other facts unique to the 1940 Census:

  • Residence in 1935
  • Detailed income and occupation information
  • Supplemental questions for 2 people on each form

Click here to obtain the Enumeration District for a 1940 location.