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1930 Census Form – U.S.Federal Census

(What do the columns mean?)


Prepared by Shirley D. Webb, Kerr County TXGenWeb Coordinator


  Place of Abode

            Line Number

            Col 1    Street, avenue, road, etc.

            Col 2    House Number (in cities or towns)

            Col 3   Number of dwelling in order of visitation

            Col 4    Number of family in order of visitation


            Col 5    Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family.

                            Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any.

                        Include every person living on April 1, 1930.  Omit children born since

                            April 1, 1930


 Relation   Col 6          Relationship of this person to the head of the family


 Home Data

            Col 7     House owned or rented

            Col 8     Value of home, if owned, or Monthly Rental, if rented

            Col 9     Radio Set (“R” means there’s a radio set in the home.  “No” means no set)

            Col 10   Does this family live on a farm?


 Personal Description

            Col 11:   Sex    Col 12:   Color or Race    Col 13:   Age at last Birthday    Col 14:   Marital condition

            Col 15:   Age at first marriage   



            Col  16:   Attended school or college anytime since Sept 1, 1929

            Col  17:   Whether able to read and write


  Place of Birth     Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated.   If born in the United States

                                   give state or territory.  If of foreign birth, give the country of birth

            Col 18   Person            Col 19   Father         Col 20    Mother


  Mother tongue (or Native Language) of Foreign Born

            Col 21   Language spoken in home before coming to the United States

            (Next 3 columns for office use only)


            Col 22   Year of Immigration to the United States

            Col 23   Naturalized or alien

            Col 24   Whether able to speak English

  Occupation and Industry

            Col 25   Occupation:    Trade, Profession or particular kind of work

            Col 26   Industry:         Industry or business

            (Next column  for office use only)

            Col 27    Class of worker


            Col 28    Whether actually at work – yes or no

            Col 29     Line number for unemployed


  Veterans     Whether a veteran of the U.S.military or naval forces mobilized for any war or expedition.

            Col 30     Yes or No

            Col 31     What war or expedition


            Col 32         Number of Farm schedule



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