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1930 United States census

The United States census of 1930, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 census.

Fifteenth census
of the United States

1920 April 1, 1930 1940

U.S. Census Bureau seal
Population Schedule
Indian Census Roll
General information
CountryUnited States
Results
Total population122,775,046 ( 13.7%)
Mostpopulous​stateNew York
12,588,066
Leastpopulous​stateNevada
91,058

Contents

The 1930 census collected the following information:

  • address
  • name
  • relationship to head of family
  • home owned or rented
    • if owned, value of home
    • if rented, monthly rent
  • whether owned a radio set
  • whether on a farm
  • sex
  • race
  • age
  • marital status and, if married, age at first marriage
  • school attendance
  • literacy
  • birthplace of person, and their parents
  • if foreign born:
    • language spoken at home before coming to the U. S.
    • year of immigration
    • whether naturalized
    • ability to speak English
  • occupation, industry and class of worker
  • whether at work previous day (or last regular work day)
  • veteran status
  • if Indian:
    • whether of full or mixed blood
    • tribal affiliation

Full documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949, after which the original sheets were destroyed. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, and available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations also host images of the microfilmed census online, and digital indices.

Microdata from the 1930 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

Rank State Population as of
1930 census
Population as of
1920 census
Change Percent
change
1 New York 12,588,066 10,385,227 2,202,839 21.2%
2 Pennsylvania 9,631,350 8,720,017 911,333 10.5%
3 Illinois 7,630,654 6,485,280 1,145,374 17.7%
4 Ohio 6,646,697 5,759,394 887,303 15.4%
5 Texas 5,824,715 4,663,228 1,161,487 24.9%
6 California 5,677,251 3,426,861 2,250,390 65.7%
7 Michigan 4,842,325 3,668,412 1,173,913 32.0%
8 Massachusetts 4,249,614 3,852,356 397,258 10.3%
9 New Jersey 4,041,334 3,155,900 885,434 28.1%
10 Missouri 3,629,367 3,404,055 225,312 6.6%
11 Indiana 3,238,503 2,930,390 308,113 10.5%
12 North Carolina 3,170,276 2,559,123 611,153 23.9%
13 Wisconsin 2,939,006 2,632,067 306,939 11.7%
14 Georgia 2,908,506 2,895,832 12,674 0.4%
15 Alabama 2,646,248 2,348,174 298,074 12.7%
16 Tennessee 2,616,556 2,337,885 278,671 11.9%
17 Kentucky 2,614,589 2,416,630 197,959 8.2%
18 Minnesota 2,563,953 2,387,125 176,828 7.4%
19 Iowa 2,470,939 2,404,021 66,918 2.8%
20 Virginia 2,421,851 2,309,187 112,664 4.9%
21 Oklahoma 2,396,040 2,028,283 367,757 18.1%
22 Louisiana 2,101,593 1,798,509 303,084 16.9%
23 Mississippi 2,009,821 1,790,618 219,203 12.2%
24 Kansas 1,880,999 1,769,257 111,742 6.3%
25 Arkansas 1,854,482 1,752,204 102,278 5.8%
26 South Carolina 1,738,765 1,683,724 55,041 3.3%
27 West Virginia 1,729,205 1,463,701 265,504 18.1%
28 Maryland 1,631,526 1,449,661 181,865 12.5%
29 Connecticut 1,606,903 1,380,631 226,272 16.4%
30 Washington 1,563,396 1,356,621 206,775 15.2%
31 Florida 1,468,211 968,470 499,741 51.6%
32 Nebraska 1,377,963 1,296,372 81,591 6.3%
33 Colorado 1,035,791 939,629 96,162 10.2%
34 Oregon 953,786 783,389 170,397 21.8%
35 Maine 797,423 768,014 29,409 3.8%
36 South Dakota 692,849 636,547 56,302 8.8%
37 Rhode Island 687,497 604,397 83,100 13.7%
38 North Dakota 680,845 646,872 33,973 5.3%
39 Montana 537,606 548,889 -11,283 -2.1%
40 Utah 507,847 449,396 58,451 13.0%
District of Columbia 486,869 437,571 49,298 11.3%
41 New Hampshire 465,293 443,083 22,210 5.0%
42 Idaho 445,032 431,866 13,166 3.0%
43 Arizona 435,573 334,162 101,411 30.3%
44 New Mexico 423,317 360,350 62,967 17.5%
Hawaii 368,300 255,881 112,419 43.9%
45 Vermont 359,611 352,428 7,183 2.0%
46 Delaware 238,380 223,003 15,377 6.9%
47 Wyoming 225,565 194,402 31,163 16.0%
48 Nevada 91,058 77,407 13,651 17.6%
Alaska 59,278 55,036 4,242 7.7%
Rank City State Population Region (2016)
01 New York New York 6,930,446 Northeast
02 Chicago Illinois 3,376,438 Midwest
03 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,950,961 Northeast
04 Detroit Michigan 1,568,662 Midwest
05 Los Angeles California 1,238,048 West
06 Cleveland Ohio 900,429 Midwest
07 St. Louis Missouri 821,960 Midwest
08 Baltimore Maryland 804,874 South
09 Boston Massachusetts 781,188 Northeast
10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 669,817 Northeast
11 San Francisco California 634,394 West
12 Milwaukee Wisconsin 578,249 Midwest
13 Buffalo New York 573,076 Northeast
14 Washington District of Columbia 486,869 South
15 Minneapolis Minnesota 464,356 Midwest
16 New Orleans Louisiana 458,762 South
17 Cincinnati Ohio 451,160 Midwest
18 Newark New Jersey 442,337 Northeast
19 Kansas City Missouri 399,746 Midwest
20 Seattle Washington 365,583 West
21 Indianapolis Indiana 364,161 Midwest
22 Rochester New York 328,132 Northeast
23 Jersey City New Jersey 316,715 Northeast
24 Louisville Kentucky 307,745 South
25 Portland Oregon 301,815 West
26 Houston Texas 292,352 South
27 Toledo Ohio 290,718 Midwest
28 Columbus Ohio 290,564 Midwest
29 Denver Colorado 287,861 West
30 Oakland California 284,063 West
31 Saint Paul Minnesota 271,606 Midwest
32 Atlanta Georgia 270,366 South
33 Dallas Texas 260,475 South
34 Birmingham Alabama 259,678 South
35 Akron Ohio 255,040 Midwest
36 Memphis Tennessee 253,143 South
37 Providence Rhode Island 252,981 Northeast
38 San Antonio Texas 231,542 South
39 Omaha Nebraska 214,006 Midwest
40 Syracuse New York 209,326 Northeast
41 Dayton Ohio 200,982 Midwest
42 Worcester Massachusetts 195,311 Northeast
43 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 185,389 South
44 Richmond Virginia 182,929 South
45 Youngstown Ohio 170,002 Midwest
46 Grand Rapids Michigan 168,592 Midwest
47 Hartford Connecticut 164,072 Northeast
48 Fort Worth Texas 163,447 South
49 New Haven Connecticut 162,655 Northeast
50 Flint Michigan 156,492 Midwest
51 Nashville Tennessee 153,866 South
52 Springfield Massachusetts 149,900 Northeast
53 San Diego California 147,995 West
54 Bridgeport Connecticut 146,716 Northeast
55 Scranton Pennsylvania 143,433 Northeast
56 Des Moines Iowa 142,559 Midwest
57 Long Beach California 142,032 West
58 Tulsa Oklahoma 141,258 South
59 Salt Lake City Utah 140,267 West
60 Paterson New Jersey 138,513 Northeast
61 Yonkers New York 134,646 Northeast
62 Norfolk Virginia 129,710 South
63 Jacksonville Florida 129,549 South
64 Albany New York 127,412 Northeast
65 Trenton New Jersey 123,356 Northeast
66 Kansas City Kansas 121,857 Midwest
67 Chattanooga Tennessee 119,798 South
68 Camden New Jersey 118,700 Northeast
69 Erie Pennsylvania 115,967 Northeast
70 Spokane Washington 115,514 West
71 Fall River Massachusetts 115,274 Northeast
72 Fort Wayne Indiana 114,946 Midwest
73 Elizabeth New Jersey 114,589 Northeast
74 Cambridge Massachusetts 113,643 Northeast
75 New Bedford Massachusetts 112,597 Northeast
76 Reading Pennsylvania 111,171 Northeast
77 Wichita Kansas 111,110 Midwest
78 Miami Florida 110,637 South
79 Tacoma Washington 106,817 West
80 Wilmington Delaware 106,597 South
81 Knoxville Tennessee 105,802 South
82 Peoria Illinois 104,969 Midwest
83 Canton Ohio 104,906 Midwest
84 South Bend Indiana 104,193 Midwest
85 Somerville Massachusetts 103,908 Northeast
86 El Paso Texas 102,421 South
87 Lynn Massachusetts 102,320 Northeast
88 Evansville Indiana 102,249 Midwest
89 Utica New York 101,740 Northeast
90 Duluth Minnesota 101,463 Midwest
91 Tampa Florida 101,161 South
92 Gary Indiana 100,426 Midwest
93 Lowell Massachusetts 100,234 Northeast
94 Waterbury Connecticut 99,902 Northeast
95 Schenectady New York 95,692 Northeast
96 Sacramento California 93,750 West
97 Allentown Pennsylvania 92,563 Northeast
98 Bayonne New Jersey 88,979 Northeast
99 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 86,626 Northeast
100 Rockford Illinois 85,864 Midwest
  1. "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790–1925". New York State Library. October 1981. p. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. RetrievedDecember 15, 2008.
  2. The United States National Archives and Records Administration. "FAQs about the 1930 Census". National Archives website. RetrievedMay 17, 2012.
  3. "1930 Census: Volume 1. Population, Number and Distribution of Inhabitants". United States Census Bureau. RetrievedAugust 5, 2021.
  4. Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  5. "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. RetrievedSeptember 9, 2016.
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1930 United States census
1930 United States census Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from 1930 united states census The United States census of 1930 conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1 1930 determined the resident population of the United States to be 122 775 046 an increase of 13 7 percent over the 106 021 537 persons enumerated during the 1920 census Fifteenth census of the United States 1920 April 1 1930 1940 U S Census Bureau sealPopulation Schedule Indian Census RollGeneral informationCountryUnited StatesResultsTotal population122 775 046 13 7 Most populous wbr stateNew York 12 588 066Least populous wbr stateNevada 91 058 Contents 1 Census questions 2 Data availability 3 State rankings 4 City rankings 5 Notes 6 External linksCensus questions EditThe 1930 census collected the following information 1 address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned value of home if rented monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and if married age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person and their parents if foreign born language spoken at home before coming to the U S year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation industry and class of worker whether at work previous day or last regular work day veteran status if Indian whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliation Full documentation for the 1930 census including census forms and enumerator instructions is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series Data availability EditThe original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949 after which the original sheets were destroyed 2 The microfilmed census is located on 2 667 rolls of microfilm and available from the National Archives and Records Administration Several organizations also host images of the microfilmed census online and digital indices Microdata from the 1930 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series Aggregate data for small areas together with electronic boundary files can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System State rankings EditRank State Population as of 1930 census 3 Population as of 1920 census Change Percent change1 New York 12 588 066 10 385 227 2 202 839 21 2 2 Pennsylvania 9 631 350 8 720 017 911 333 10 5 3 Illinois 7 630 654 6 485 280 1 145 374 17 7 4 Ohio 6 646 697 5 759 394 887 303 15 4 5 Texas 5 824 715 4 663 228 1 161 487 24 9 6 California 5 677 251 3 426 861 2 250 390 65 7 7 Michigan 4 842 325 3 668 412 1 173 913 32 0 8 Massachusetts 4 249 614 3 852 356 397 258 10 3 9 New Jersey 4 041 334 3 155 900 885 434 28 1 10 Missouri 3 629 367 3 404 055 225 312 6 6 11 Indiana 3 238 503 2 930 390 308 113 10 5 12 North Carolina 3 170 276 2 559 123 611 153 23 9 13 Wisconsin 2 939 006 2 632 067 306 939 11 7 14 Georgia 2 908 506 2 895 832 12 674 0 4 15 Alabama 2 646 248 2 348 174 298 074 12 7 16 Tennessee 2 616 556 2 337 885 278 671 11 9 17 Kentucky 2 614 589 2 416 630 197 959 8 2 18 Minnesota 2 563 953 2 387 125 176 828 7 4 19 Iowa 2 470 939 2 404 021 66 918 2 8 20 Virginia 2 421 851 2 309 187 112 664 4 9 21 Oklahoma 2 396 040 2 028 283 367 757 18 1 22 Louisiana 2 101 593 1 798 509 303 084 16 9 23 Mississippi 2 009 821 1 790 618 219 203 12 2 24 Kansas 1 880 999 1 769 257 111 742 6 3 25 Arkansas 1 854 482 1 752 204 102 278 5 8 26 South Carolina 1 738 765 1 683 724 55 041 3 3 27 West Virginia 1 729 205 1 463 701 265 504 18 1 28 Maryland 1 631 526 1 449 661 181 865 12 5 29 Connecticut 1 606 903 1 380 631 226 272 16 4 30 Washington 1 563 396 1 356 621 206 775 15 2 31 Florida 1 468 211 968 470 499 741 51 6 32 Nebraska 1 377 963 1 296 372 81 591 6 3 33 Colorado 1 035 791 939 629 96 162 10 2 34 Oregon 953 786 783 389 170 397 21 8 35 Maine 797 423 768 014 29 409 3 8 36 South Dakota 692 849 636 547 56 302 8 8 37 Rhode Island 687 497 604 397 83 100 13 7 38 North Dakota 680 845 646 872 33 973 5 3 39 Montana 537 606 548 889 11 283 2 1 40 Utah 507 847 449 396 58 451 13 0 District of Columbia 486 869 437 571 49 298 11 3 41 New Hampshire 465 293 443 083 22 210 5 0 42 Idaho 445 032 431 866 13 166 3 0 43 Arizona 435 573 334 162 101 411 30 3 44 New Mexico 423 317 360 350 62 967 17 5 Hawaii 368 300 255 881 112 419 43 9 45 Vermont 359 611 352 428 7 183 2 0 46 Delaware 238 380 223 003 15 377 6 9 47 Wyoming 225 565 194 402 31 163 16 0 48 Nevada 91 058 77 407 13 651 17 6 Alaska 59 278 55 036 4 242 7 7 City rankings EditRank City State Population 4 Region 2016 5 01 New York New York 6 930 446 Northeast02 Chicago Illinois 3 376 438 Midwest03 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1 950 961 Northeast04 Detroit Michigan 1 568 662 Midwest05 Los Angeles California 1 238 048 West06 Cleveland Ohio 900 429 Midwest07 St Louis Missouri 821 960 Midwest08 Baltimore Maryland 804 874 South09 Boston Massachusetts 781 188 Northeast10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 669 817 Northeast11 San Francisco California 634 394 West12 Milwaukee Wisconsin 578 249 Midwest13 Buffalo New York 573 076 Northeast14 Washington District of Columbia 486 869 South15 Minneapolis Minnesota 464 356 Midwest16 New Orleans Louisiana 458 762 South17 Cincinnati Ohio 451 160 Midwest18 Newark New Jersey 442 337 Northeast19 Kansas City Missouri 399 746 Midwest20 Seattle Washington 365 583 West21 Indianapolis Indiana 364 161 Midwest22 Rochester New York 328 132 Northeast23 Jersey City New Jersey 316 715 Northeast24 Louisville Kentucky 307 745 South25 Portland Oregon 301 815 West26 Houston Texas 292 352 South27 Toledo Ohio 290 718 Midwest28 Columbus Ohio 290 564 Midwest29 Denver Colorado 287 861 West30 Oakland California 284 063 West31 Saint Paul Minnesota 271 606 Midwest32 Atlanta Georgia 270 366 South33 Dallas Texas 260 475 South34 Birmingham Alabama 259 678 South35 Akron Ohio 255 040 Midwest36 Memphis Tennessee 253 143 South37 Providence Rhode Island 252 981 Northeast38 San Antonio Texas 231 542 South39 Omaha Nebraska 214 006 Midwest40 Syracuse New York 209 326 Northeast41 Dayton Ohio 200 982 Midwest42 Worcester Massachusetts 195 311 Northeast43 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 185 389 South44 Richmond Virginia 182 929 South45 Youngstown Ohio 170 002 Midwest46 Grand Rapids Michigan 168 592 Midwest47 Hartford Connecticut 164 072 Northeast48 Fort Worth Texas 163 447 South49 New Haven Connecticut 162 655 Northeast50 Flint Michigan 156 492 Midwest51 Nashville Tennessee 153 866 South52 Springfield Massachusetts 149 900 Northeast53 San Diego California 147 995 West54 Bridgeport Connecticut 146 716 Northeast55 Scranton Pennsylvania 143 433 Northeast56 Des Moines Iowa 142 559 Midwest57 Long Beach California 142 032 West58 Tulsa Oklahoma 141 258 South59 Salt Lake City Utah 140 267 West60 Paterson New Jersey 138 513 Northeast61 Yonkers New York 134 646 Northeast62 Norfolk Virginia 129 710 South63 Jacksonville Florida 129 549 South64 Albany New York 127 412 Northeast65 Trenton New Jersey 123 356 Northeast66 Kansas City Kansas 121 857 Midwest67 Chattanooga Tennessee 119 798 South68 Camden New Jersey 118 700 Northeast69 Erie Pennsylvania 115 967 Northeast70 Spokane Washington 115 514 West71 Fall River Massachusetts 115 274 Northeast72 Fort Wayne Indiana 114 946 Midwest73 Elizabeth New Jersey 114 589 Northeast74 Cambridge Massachusetts 113 643 Northeast75 New Bedford Massachusetts 112 597 Northeast76 Reading Pennsylvania 111 171 Northeast77 Wichita Kansas 111 110 Midwest78 Miami Florida 110 637 South79 Tacoma Washington 106 817 West80 Wilmington Delaware 106 597 South81 Knoxville Tennessee 105 802 South82 Peoria Illinois 104 969 Midwest83 Canton Ohio 104 906 Midwest84 South Bend Indiana 104 193 Midwest85 Somerville Massachusetts 103 908 Northeast86 El Paso Texas 102 421 South87 Lynn Massachusetts 102 320 Northeast88 Evansville Indiana 102 249 Midwest89 Utica New York 101 740 Northeast90 Duluth Minnesota 101 463 Midwest91 Tampa Florida 101 161 South92 Gary Indiana 100 426 Midwest93 Lowell Massachusetts 100 234 Northeast94 Waterbury Connecticut 99 902 Northeast95 Schenectady New York 95 692 Northeast96 Sacramento California 93 750 West97 Allentown Pennsylvania 92 563 Northeast98 Bayonne New Jersey 88 979 Northeast99 Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania 86 626 Northeast100 Rockford Illinois 85 864 MidwestNotes Edit Library Bibliography Bulletin 88 New York State Census Records 1790 1925 New York State Library October 1981 p 45 p 51 of PDF Archived from the original on January 30 2009 Retrieved December 15 2008 The United States National Archives and Records Administration FAQs about the 1930 Census National Archives website Retrieved May 17 2012 1930 Census Volume 1 Population Number and Distribution of Inhabitants United States Census Bureau Retrieved August 5 2021 Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States 1790 to 1990 U S Census Bureau 1998 Regions and Divisions U S Census Bureau Archived from the original on December 3 2016 Retrieved September 9 2016 External 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