1930 Census Questions
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The following questions were those included on the Population Schedule for the 1930 Census.
What questions were on the 1930 Census?
Place of abode
Street, avenue, road, etc.
Number of dwelling house in order of visitation
Number of family in order of visitation
Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family. Enter surname first, then the given name, and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 1, 1930. Omit children born since April 1, 1930.
Relationship of this person to the head of the family
Home owned or rented
Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented
Does this family own a farm?
Color or race
Age at last birthday
Age at first marriage
Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1929
Whether able to read or write
Place of birth. Place of birth of each person enumerated and of his or her parents. If born in the United States, give State or Territory. If of foreign birth, give country in which birthplace is now situated. Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English, and Irish Free State from Northern Ireland.
Place of birth__person
Place of birth__father
Place of birth__mother
Mother tongue (or native language) of foreign born
Language spoken in home before coming to the United States
Year of immigration into the United States
Whether able to speak English
Occupation & industry
Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done
Industry or business
Class of worker
Employment. Whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day)
Yes or no
If not, line number on Unemployment schedule [These schedules no longer exist]
Veterans. Whether a veteran of U.S. Military or naval forces
Yes or no
What war or expedition?
Number of farm schedule [These schedules no longer exist]
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