1930 Census Form – U.S.Federal Census
(What do the columns mean?)
Prepared by Shirley D. Webb
Place of Abode
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
Relation Col 6 Relationship of this person to the head of the family
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?
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
of Birth Place of birth of each
person and parents of each person enumerated.
If born in the
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
(Next 3 columns for office use only)
Col 22 Year of Immigration to the
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