The 1930 and later censuses are not available for public use because of a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons. (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978).
The census day was April 1, 1930. The 1930 census asked 32 qustions about each person:
1. Street, avenue, road, etc.
2. House number (in cities or towns)
3. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation [this number supplied by census taker].
4. Number of family in order of vistation [this number supplied by census taker].
5. Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family.
6. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
7. Home owned or rented.
8. Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented.
9. Radio set.
10. Does this family live on a farm?
12. Color or race [White (W), Negro (Neg), Mexican (Mex), Indian (In), Chinese (Ch), Japanese (Jp),
Filipino (Fil), Hindu (Hin), Korean (Kor), other races spelled out in full.]
13. Age at last birthday.
14. Marital condition. [Single (S), married (M), widowed (Wd), divorced (D).]
15. Age at first marriage.
16. Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1,1929.
17. Whether able to read and write.
Place of birth
18. Place of birth--PERSON.
19. Place of birth--FATHER.
20. Place of birth--MOTHER.
Mother Tongue (or Native Language) of Foreign Born
21. Language spoken in home before coming to the United States.
Here follows 3 columns of "CODE (For office use only. Do not write in these columns)" relating to
"State or M.T.mother tongue]," "Country," and "Nativity." These codes were entered to assist in
statistical tabulation and do not provide any information beyond that found in columns 18-21.
22. Year of immigration to the United States.
24. Whether able to speak English.
Occupation & Industry
25. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done, as spinner, salesman, riveter, teacher, etc.
26. Industry or business, as cotton mill, dry-goods store, shipyard, public school, etc.
27. Class of worker.
28. Whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day)--Yes or No
29. If not, line number on Unemployment Schedule. [Note: Unemployment schedules no longer exist.]
30. Whether a veteran of U.S. military or naval force--Yes or No.
31. What war or expedition? [World War (WW), Spanish-American War (Sp), Civil War (Civ),
Philippine Insurrection (Phil),
Boxer Rebellion (Box), Mexican Expedition (Mex)].
32. Number of farm schedule. [Farm schedules no longer exist].