Is the 1940 census free?

Is the 1940 census free?

No. NARA’s 1940 Census website and Population Schedules for the 1940 Census are both free.

How is the 1940 census different than the ones that followed it?

Unlike more recent censuses, the 1940 census was taken entirely by census enumerators going door to door and collecting information. If a person wasn’t home when the census taker came, the census taker would make a return visit.

What was the average income in 1940?


What does lodger mean on 1940 census?


What does Partner mean on the census?

Using the term “Partner” in Census Records Use of the term “Partner” was vaguely defined in 1915 Instructions to Enumerators and reads as “If two or more persons share a common abode as partners, write “head” for one and “partner” for the other.” (See Image 1.)

What is a partner census?

A civil partnership is a legal relationship which can be registered by two people who aren’t related to each other. Civil partnerships are available to both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.

Why does the census ask about marital status?

We ask about marital status to help us understand marriage trends (whether people are marrying later in life, not getting married, or marrying again), in combination with information about age, presence of children, income, etc., to help communities understand if the available housing, job training, rental assistance.

Does partner mean married census?

Partnered – choose the answer that reflects your current legal marital or civil partnership status. It doesn’t matter if you are living with your partner or not. If you’re living with your partner, this relationship will be recorded in the household relationships question.

Does the Census need my date of birth?

We ask questions about age and date of birth to understand the size and characteristics of different age groups and to present other data by age.