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1930 U.S. Census Quick Facts
- 1930 U.S. Census Date:
April 1, 1930
(All reported data is “as of” this official date chosen by the census agency)
- 1930 Census Duration:
- 1930 U.S. Census Population:
- President during 1930 Census:
1930 Census Data: 15th United States Census
- It took approximately $40,156,000 and 87,756 enumerators to complete the 1930 census, resulting in 35,700 total pages in published reports.
- The U.S. population increased by 13.7 percent from the 1920 census to the 1930 census.
Information requested by the 1930 US Census
The 1930 census provided information about every individual in the house including:
- Relationship to head of household
- Whether home was owned or rented
- Marital status
- Whether able to read and write
- Place of birth
- Parents place of birth
- Language spoken in home before coming to the United States
- Year of immigration to the United States
- Whether naturalized or alien
- Trade, profession, or particular kind of work
- Whether actually at work yesterday
- Whether a veteran of US military
What was lost from the 1930 U.S. Census?
No major loss of records from the 1930 U.S. census.
Famous people in history: Walt Disney
Born in Illinois in 1901, Walter Elias Disney built an entertainment empire with his brother Roy that birthed unforgettable animated characters, adventure theme parks, and one of the most recognized motion picture companies in the world. Disney was first and foremost an animator, drawing his signature character Mickey Mouse for the first time in 1929, and winning a total of eight Academy Awards for the first full-length animated film ever, Snow White, in 1937.
Disney later spent $17 million to open the Disneyland theme park in 1955, attracting people from around the world to enjoy rides and meet Disney characters. Walt Disney died in 1966, leaving Roy to open the Florida Walt Disney World theme park in 1971.
Historical events surrounding the 1930 U.S. Census
- March 3, 1931: Herbert Hoover signs an act officially declaring The Star Spangled Banner as the U.S. national anthem.
- December 5, 1933: The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and ending the prohibition of alcohol.
- March 1, 1936: The Hoover Dam is completed two years ahead of schedule.
- May 27, 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge opens in San Francisco, California.
- October 30, 1938: The radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, featuring a realistic account of a Martian invasion of the United States, causes widespread panic.