The 1950 Census

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date Recorded: March 23, 2023


  • Claire Kluskens, Genealogy/Census Records Subject Matter Expert, National Archives and Records Administration


Federal decennial population census records provide a snapshot of families and individuals at 10-year intervals. The most recent publicly available census, 1950, was released for public use on April 1, 2022. This presentation provides an overview of what is and is not included in the 1950 census, what you can expect from NARA’s 1950 census website, and resources that can help librarians answer patron questions about the census.

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