1950 United States census The United States census of 1950
, conducted by the Census Bureau
, determined the resident population of the United States
to be 150,697,361, an increase of 14.5 percent over the 131,669,275 persons enumerated
during the 1940 census
This was the first census in which:
- More than one state recorded a population of over 10 million
- Every state and territory recorded a population of over 100,000
- All 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 100,000
The 1950 census collected the following information from all respondents:
- whether house is on a farm
- relationship to head of household
- marital status
- if foreign born, whether naturalized
- employment status
- hours worked in week
- occupation, industry and class of worker
In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering income, marital history, fertility, and other topics. Full documentation on the 1950 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
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