US National Archives
In 1950, there were 140,000 census enumerators tasked with counting the over 150 million residents of the United States, including reservations, territories, and possessions.
Counting the population in 1950 was a big job; so is ensuring the timely release of that information 72 years later. Our staff are up to the challenge!
The National Archives is planning an all-digital roll out of the 1950 Census in April 2022.
Our staff have scanned thousands of rolls of microfilm containing the population schedules. In our Cartographic Branch, staff scanned over 8,000 census maps from 1950 and added them to our online Catalog. We're creating informational content, tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a website, and more!
Read the full update on the Text Message: https://go.usa.gov/xHCzp