1940 United States Federal Census

Author United States Government
Abbreviation 1940 US Census
Publication information United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.



Column 10 (Color or Race)
Code Name
W White
Neg Negro
In Indian
Chi Chinese
Jp Japanese
Fil Filipino
Hin Hindu
Kor Korean

Column 14 (Highest Grade of School Completed)
Code Name
0 None
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Elementary school, 1st – 8th
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4 High school, 1st – 4th year
C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 College, 1st – 4th year
C-5 College, 5th or subsequent year

Column 16 (Citizenship of Foreign Born):
Code Name
Na Naturalized
Pa Having first papers
Al Alien
Am Cit American citizen born abroad

Columns 30 and 47 (Class of worker):
Code Name
PW Wage or salary worker in private work
GW Wage or salary working in government work
E Employer
OA Working on own account
NP Unpaid family worker

Column 41 (War or Military Service):
Code Name
W World War
S Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection or Boxer Rebellion
SW Spanish-American War & World War
R Regular establishment (Army, Navy or Marine Corps) Peace-time service only
Ot Other war or expedition

Data Map

Key Value
Census US1940

Citation References

  1. Roll: T627_369; Page: 7A, 7B; Enumeration District: 59-42
  2. Roll: T627_2228; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 42-6
  3. Roll: T627_2448; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 19-1
  4. Roll: T627_368; Page: 5A, 5B; Enumeration District: 59-17
  5. Roll: T627_4181; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 256-13
  6. Roll: T627_4344; Page 3B; Digital Folder Number: 005460336, Image Number: 00269
  7. Roll: T627_2448; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 19-2
  8. Roll: T627_370; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 59-122