1950 United States Census

The United States Census 1950 was the 17th census of the United States since 1790. " Census Day" was April 1, 1950.


The United States Census 1950 was conducted in 1950 in the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, the Panama Canal Zone, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other islands under American administration by the United States Census Bureau, under the direction of Roy Victor Peel. " Census Day" and become the official date for the census was April 1, 1950, the collection of data but lasted until the end of June of the same year. In this census for the first time Americans were recognized abroad. Also for the first time were performed after the actual recording in 3,500 areas and 22,000 households Control counts to verify the accuracy of the count.

Involved in the data collection were 142 962 people, the total cost amounted to $ 91,462,000. The final report consisted of 61,700 pages. After evaluating this census, the Census Bureau began the first authority outside the military with the use of computers.


The total population of the United States on April 1, 1950 was 150,697,361 residents. This represents an increase of 19,028,086 inhabitants ( or 14.5%) since the last census 1940. With an area of ​​3,021,295 square miles, the population density was 50.7 people per square mile. In the year 1950 74.833.000 of all American citizens were male and 75,864,000 female. Overall, the population was (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) from 134.942 million inhabitants, white color, 15.042 million African Americans and 713,000 "other."