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How much do you know about the population of U.S. cities and states? Test your knowledge with this fun bracket challenge from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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1940 Census Records To Be Released in April

On April 2, records from the 1940 Census will be made available to the public.

Strict laws ensure that records are only unsealed after 72 years, so many family genealogists, historians and researchers are eagerly awaiting the release.

In honor of the records release, the U.S. Census Bureau is holding a countdown to the April 2nd release where you can find an interactive overview of the 1940 Census, historical facts, videos and pictures. The census website will also directly link to the National Archives site where you will be able to find individual 1940 Census records.

Learn more about the 1940 Census records.

Asked by Anonymous

what kind of surveys do the cencus bureau conduct between the one that is given every ten years

The U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States every 10 years. This is called the Population and Housing Census and it’s mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. 

But the Census Bureau also collects other data on a more frequent basis. The Economic Census and Census of Governments are conducted every 5 years. The American Community Survey takes place every year. There are also other demographic and economic surveys that occur more frequently than once every 10 years.

Learn more about the Census Bureau and the data it collects.

The 1940 Census listed frame spinner and music teacher as example occupations. Learn more about how the Census has changed.