Overview - 1930 Census
Index of Questions
Fifteenth census of the United States, 1930: Population.
Census of Population and Housing
Negro population, 1930: A listing of the 695 cities and urban places having 1,000 or more Negro inhabitants.
Negro Population of Fifty Cities: 1880 to 1930 Release N-34.
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.
Bibliography on Education of the Negro. U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education. Bulletin No. 17. 1931. 36 pages.
The blind and deaf-mutes in the United States, 1930. 88 pages.
Causes of Negro Insurance Company Failures
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.
Convention dates of Negro Organizations, 1938. 17 pages.
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.
Distribution of Hotels Operated by Negro Proprietors: Release N-49. 1 page.
The Great Migration, 1910 to 1970 (Infographic)
The Great Migration of Afro-Americans, 1915-40 1987. 3 pages.
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.
A List of Selected Books by and about the Negro (Bulletin No. 7) 10 pages.
Memphis, Tenn. - St. Louis, Mo. - Retail Stores Operated by Negro Proprietors: 1935. N-53.
Negro Births and Persons in Attendance: 1935 Release N-44
Emory University Print copy
Negro Chambers of Congress (Bulletin No. 8)
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The Negro in Business, 1935 (a bibliography)
Negroes in the United States, 1920-1932. 845 pages.
Negro Newspapers and Periodicals in the United States: 1939. 21 pages.
Negro Statistical Bulletins:
Google Books [PDF]
The Negro Woman Worker: Women's Bureau Bulletin, No. 165. 1938. 23 pages.
Number of Negro Births and Deaths, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1933. Release N48.
Prisoners in state and federal prisons and reformatories / Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1926-35
Prisoners in state and federal prisons and reformatories / Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1936-1941
Progress of the Negro in the United States and Mississippi. 12 pages.
Religious Bodies, 1936. 2 volumes.
Retail Stores Operated by Negro Proprietors: 1935, 1929. Release N-45
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.
Selective List of Books By and About the Negro
Tentative list of Hotels Operated by Negroes (Bulletin No. 17)
Thumb-nail Sketches of Exhibiting Artists: Hall of Negro Life, Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
The urban Negro worker in the United States: 1925-36. 127 pages.
In this photograph, a Census Bureau employee transfers census data to punch cards. (link)
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 (link)
Negro sugar caneworker, Louisiana (link)
City Population 1930 (link)