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1950 Decennial Census Records - Newly Released!

What's available on the website:

•     Approximately 6.57 million population schedules

•     33,360 Indian Reservation schedules

•     9,634 enumeration district maps images

•     234,447 enumeration district descriptions

•     Location and name-based searching: Explore records by State, County/City, Name, Reservation, and Enumeration District (ED).

•    Easy-to-use transcription feature to correct and add names to the machine-generated name index. Help make the 1950 Census population schedules more discoverable for everyone!

1950 Decennial Census Overview

1950 Census: NARA Overview Tutorial of Website Features

Genealogy Series: 1950 Census - NARA Tutorial

Enumeration District (ED) - Maps and Definitions

Enumeration Districts are an important and frequently an essential part of finding individuals in the 1950 Census as many names have not been fully transcribed. Contact me if you have questions: rita.wilson@utsa.edu  

Enumeration Districts Tutorial

Racial Categories on 1950 Census

Race Categories for 1950:

  • White 
    • Note: Mexicans were to be reported as white (“W”) unless there were “definitely of Indian or other nonwhite race.”

  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese or other Asian
  • Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro or other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race