It’s finally here! In celebration of the latest census release, here are some facts about the United States 1950 Census and why it’s important!
Saturday, April 1 was the “official census day” in 1950. The U.S. Census is required by Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution and it’s purpose is to allocate representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and provide statistical data for policy making on the basis of the population. The census has been taken every ten years since 1790.
Enumerators were hired and trained to go door to door to collect data for the census. These were ordinary citizens hired to do a temporary job. The only skills required was the ability to read, write legibly, do basic math, and interact with people. For 1950, 140,000 enumerators personally visited 46 million dwellings across the United States and several U.S. Territories!
Official 1950 Enumerators for Flagler County
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- Ferrell J. Ward
- Barbara D. Starkey
- Robert H. Carr
1950 Enumeration Map of Flagler County
The enumeration map was created based on each Commissioner’s District.
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1950 Census of Population – Preliminary Counts
The total population for the state of Florida on April 1, 1950, according to the preliminary count of the returns was 2,735,413.
April 1, 1950
|April 1, 1940||Percent change|
1940 to 1950
General Characteristics of Florida based on the 1950 Census
Table 10 – Summary of population characteristics
Table 41 – Age by color and sex
For more interesting statistics that came from the 1950 census, click here to read the report created from the 1950 census: https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/decennial/1950/population-volume-2/41601748v2p10ch2.pdf.