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Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports: 1930

Fifteenth Census - 1930

Overview - 1930 Census
Census Bureau

Index of Questions
Census Bureau

Fifteenth census of the United States, 1930: Population.
WorldCat

Census of Population and Housing
Census Bureau

Negroes in the United States, 1920-32. 845 pages.
Internet Archive
WorldCat
Hathi Trust

Negro population, 1930: A listing of the 695 cities and urban places having 1,000 or more Negro inhabitants.
WorldCat

Negro Population of Fifty Cities: 1880 to 1930 Release N-34.
Newberry.org

United States., & McKenney, N. D. R. (1979). The social and economic status of the Black population in the United States: An historical view, 1790-1978. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Current Population Reports, Special Studies, Series P-23, No. 80. 270 pages.
ERIC (full-text)
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Statistical Abstract

1930 - 1931 - 1932 (none published) - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939

Other Reports

Bibliography on Education of the Negro. U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education. Bulletin No. 17. 1931. 36 pages.
ERIC

The blind and deaf-mutes in the United States, 1930. 88 pages.
Hathi Trust

Causes of Negro Insurance Company Failures
Google Books

Characteristics and taxable wages of Negro workers : 13 selected Southern states, 1938. 11 pages.
Social Security Administration
WorldCat

Children under institutional care and in foster homes, 1933. 125 pages.
Hathi Trust
WorldCat

Colored Farms Owners Increased and Tenants Decreased in the South, 1930-1935. 1 page.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Convention dates of Negro organizations, 1937. 14 pages.
WorldCat

Convention dates of Negro Organizations, 1938. 17 pages.
Google Books

Convention Dates of Negro Organizations 1939 (Bulletin No. 2) 17 pages.
Google Books
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County and city jails. Prisoners in jails and other penal institutions and under county or municipal jurisdiction, 1933. 149 pages.
Hathi Trust
WorldCat

Crime and mental disease of deficiency. Statistics of criminal insane, etc. in state and federal prisons, and of persons accused or convicted of crime, in state institutions for mentally diseased or defective, 1933. 25 pages.
Hathi Trust
WorldCat

Distribution of Hotels Operated by Negro Proprietors: Release N-49. 1 page. 
Huntington.org

Exhibition of Fine Arts Productions by American Negroes (Negro Hall of Life - Texas Centennial Exposition) (Bulletin No. 10) 4 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

The Great Migration, 1910 to 1970 (Infographic)
Census Bureau  

The Great Migration of Afro-Americans, 1915-40 1987. 3 pages.
BLS

Juvenile delinquents in public institutions, 1933. 62 pages.
Hathi Trust
WorldCat

The labor supply of the United States ; occupational statistics of the 1930 census tabulated by class of work and industry, as well as by sex, race, and age groups. Woytinski, W. S., Committee on Social Security. Washington, D. C. 1937. 131 pages.
WorldCat

A List of Selected Books by and about the Negro (Bulletin No. 7) 10 pages.
Google Books

Memphis, Tenn. - St. Louis, Mo. - Retail Stores Operated by Negro Proprietors: 1935. N-53.
Huntington.org

Negro Aviators 1937 (Bulletin No. 3) 11 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Negro Births and Persons in Attendance: 1935 Release N-44
Emory University Print copy

Negro Chambers of Congress (Bulletin No. 8)
Google Books [Result 24]

The Negro farmer in the United States. 84 pages.
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 12.4 MB]
ERIC 
WorldCat
Census Bureau

The Negro in Business, 1935 (a bibliography)
Google Books

The Negro in Business 1936 (a bibliography) 13 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Negroes in the United States, 1920-1932. 845 pages.
Google Books

Negro Managed Buildings and Loan Associations in Philadelphia : their history and present status (Bulletin No. 14) 13 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Negro newspapers and periodicals in the United States: 1937. 18 pages.
WHBSI
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Negro Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States: 1938 (Bulletin No. 1) 20 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Negro Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States: 1939. 21 pages.
Goggle Books

Negro Statistical Bulletins:
Google Books [PDF]

Negro Trade Associations (Bulletin No. 13) 15 pages.
Google Books [Result 16]
WorldCat

The Negro Woman Worker: Women's Bureau Bulletin, No. 165. 1938. 23 pages.
BLS

Number of Negro Births and Deaths, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1933. Release N48.
WorldCat 

Prisoners in state and federal prisons and reformatories / Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1926-35
HathiTrust

Prisoners in state and federal prisons and reformatories / Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1936-1941
HathiTrust

Progress of the Negro in the United States and Mississippi. 12 pages.
WorldCat

Progress of the Negro in Texas (Bulletin No. 6) 8 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Religious Bodies, 1936. 2 volumes.
HathiTrust

Retail Stores Operated by Negro Proprietors: 1935, 1929. Release N-45
WorldCat

Richmond, Virginia, retail stores operated by negro proprietors : 1935 Release N-56.

Statistics of the Education of Negroes, 1929-30 and 1931-32. Bulletin No. 13. 50 pages.
ERIC

Selective List of Books By and About the Negro
Google Books

Tentative list of Hotels Operated by Negroes (Bulletin No. 17)
Google Books

Tentative list of Theaters Catering to the Negro (Bulletin No. 16) 4 pages.
Google Books 
WorldCat

Thumb-nail Sketches of Exhibiting Artists: Hall of Negro Life, Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
Google Books

The urban Negro worker in the United States: 1925-36. 127 pages.
Google Books

What the Negro has done for the United States and Texas (Bulletin No. 5) 10 pages.
Google Books
WorldCat

Images

a Census Bureau employee transfers census data to punch cards

In this photograph, a Census Bureau employee transfers census data to punch cards. (link)

Census enumerator riding a pony

Visiting households in a city or town to conduct the census may be considered "easy" since enumerators can follow numbered streets and visit groups of houses or apartments in a small area. Enumerating households in rural areas was (and still is) a much more demanding task. Enumerators must frequently find creative solutions to reach isolated households. For this 1930 census enumerator, transportation by pony proved the best means of transportation in the southwestern United States. (link)

Negroes talking, market square, Waco, Texas

Negroes talking, market square, Waco, Texas (link)

Negro sugar caneworker, Louisiana

Negro sugar caneworker, Louisiana (link)

map city population 1930
City Population 1930 (link)