Monday, April 2, 2012

1940 Census Data Released

The 1940 Census found that 89.8%  of the population was white and 9.8% was "Negro." Other options for race included Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hindu and Korean - the 1940 Census didn't collect information on the Hispanic population. It also did not collect information on the multiracial population.


  1. It sure is a whole new world!

  2. So much of interest in this short paragraph. The population shift that has taken place, the change in proper terminology, and the race options... all very interesting.