Mar 27, 2012

1940 Census

72 Years Later

On April 2, the National Archives and Records Administration will make individual records from the 1940 Census available to the public for the first time. We invite you to explore our site to see how America has changed since the 1940s. We use compelling links, infographics, and photos to compare the 1940 Census with corresponding information about the 2010 Census. Additionally, be sure to check out our Facts for Features to learn about some of the major innovations in development for the 2020 Census that will control costs and improve efficiency.

Get Ready, Because
We Want You To Explore Your Family History

image of Uncle Sam poster
This is an image of a poster used for promotional efforts during the 1940 Census. Check back prior to the April 2nd records release to see how we have put a new spin on an old favorite.

Explore the Connections to America's Past