About the 1950 census
- 17th decennial census
- US population: 150,697,361
- California population: 10,586,223
Information obtained from all persons: Address; whether house is on farm; name; relationship to head of household; race; sex; age; martial status; place of birth; if foreign born, whether naturalized; employment status; hours worked during week preceding enumeration; occupation, industry, and class of worker.
Information obtained from 20-percent sample: Whether living in same house a year ago; whether living on a farm a year ago; if not in same house, county and State of residence year ago; country of birth of parents; educational attainment; school attendance; if looking for work, number of weeks; weeks worked last year; for each person and each family, earnings last year from wages and salary, from self-employment; other income last year; veteran status.
Information obtained from 3-1/3 percent sample: For persons who worked last year but not in current labor force: occupation, industry, and class of worker on last job; if ever married, whether married more than once; duration of present marital status; for women ever married , number of children ever born.
Supplemental schedules for persons on Indian reservations; infants born in the first 3 months of 1950; Americans overseas.
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