1930 United States Census

Last updated

Fifteenth Census
of the United States

  1920 April 1, 1930 1940  

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Indian Census Roll
General information
CountryUnited States
Results
Total population123,202,624 (Increase2.svg 13.7%)
Most populous state New York
12,588,066
Least populous state Nevada
91,058

The United States Census of 1930, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census.

Contents

Census questions

The 1930 Census collected the following information: [1]

Full documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

Data availability

The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949, after which the original sheets were destroyed. [2] The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, and available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations also host images of the microfilmed census online, and digital indices.

Microdata from the 1930 census are freely available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

State rankings

RankStatePopulation as of
1930 Census [3]
Population as of
1920 Census
ChangePercent
change
1Flag of New York.svg  New York 12,588,06610,385,2272,202,839 Increase2.svg21.2% Increase2.svg
2Flag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania 9,631,3508,720,017911,333 Increase2.svg10.5% Increase2.svg
3Flag of Illinois.svg  Illinois 7,630,6546,485,2801,145,374 Increase2.svg17.7% Increase2.svg
4Flag of Ohio.svg  Ohio 6,646,6975,759,394887,303 Increase2.svg15.4% Increase2.svg
5Flag of Texas.svg  Texas 5,824,7154,663,2281,161,487 Increase2.svg24.9% Increase2.svg
6Flag of California.svg  California 5,677,2513,426,8612,250,390 Increase2.svg65.7% Increase2.svg
7Flag of Michigan.svg  Michigan 4,842,3253,668,4121,173,913 Increase2.svg32.0% Increase2.svg
8Flag of Massachusetts.svg  Massachusetts 4,249,6143,852,356397,258 Increase2.svg10.3% Increase2.svg
9Flag of New Jersey.svg  New Jersey 4,041,3343,155,900885,434 Increase2.svg28.1% Increase2.svg
10Flag of Missouri.svg  Missouri 3,629,3673,404,055225,312 Increase2.svg6.6% Increase2.svg
11Flag of Indiana.svg  Indiana 3,238,5032,930,390308,113 Increase2.svg10.5% Increase2.svg
12Flag of North Carolina.svg  North Carolina 3,170,2762,559,123611,153 Increase2.svg23.9% Increase2.svg
13Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin 2,939,0062,632,067306,939 Increase2.svg11.7% Increase2.svg
14Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg  Georgia 2,908,5062,895,83212,674 Increase2.svg0.4% Increase2.svg
15Flag of Alabama.svg  Alabama 2,646,2482,348,174298,074 Increase2.svg12.7% Increase2.svg
16Flag of Tennessee.svg  Tennessee 2,616,5562,337,885278,671 Increase2.svg11.9% Increase2.svg
17Flag of Kentucky.svg  Kentucky 2,614,5892,416,630197,959 Increase2.svg8.2% Increase2.svg
18Flag of Minnesota.svg  Minnesota 2,563,9532,387,125176,828 Increase2.svg7.4% Increase2.svg
19Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa 2,470,9392,404,02166,918 Increase2.svg2.8% Increase2.svg
20Flag of Virginia.svg  Virginia 2,421,8512,309,187112,664 Increase2.svg4.9% Increase2.svg
21Flag of Oklahoma.svg  Oklahoma 2,396,0402,028,283367,757 Increase2.svg18.1% Increase2.svg
22Flag of Louisiana.svg  Louisiana 2,101,5931,798,509303,084 Increase2.svg16.9% Increase2.svg
23Flag of Mississippi (1894-1996).png  Mississippi 2,009,8211,790,618219,203 Increase2.svg12.2% Increase2.svg
24Flag of Kansas.svg  Kansas 1,880,9991,769,257111,742 Increase2.svg6.3% Increase2.svg
25Flag of Arkansas.svg  Arkansas 1,854,4821,752,204102,278 Increase2.svg5.8% Increase2.svg
26Flag of South Carolina.svg  South Carolina 1,738,7651,683,72455,041 Increase2.svg3.3% Increase2.svg
27Flag of West Virginia.svg  West Virginia 1,729,2051,463,701265,504 Increase2.svg18.1% Increase2.svg
28Flag of Maryland.svg  Maryland 1,631,5261,449,661181,865 Increase2.svg12.5% Increase2.svg
29Flag of Connecticut.svg  Connecticut 1,606,9031,380,631226,272 Increase2.svg16.4% Increase2.svg
30Flag of Washington.svg  Washington 1,563,3961,356,621206,775 Increase2.svg15.2% Increase2.svg
31Flag of Florida.svg  Florida 1,468,211968,470499,741 Increase2.svg51.6% Increase2.svg
32Flag of Nebraska.svg  Nebraska 1,377,9631,296,37281,591 Increase2.svg6.3% Increase2.svg
33Flag of Colorado.svg  Colorado 1,035,791939,62996,162 Increase2.svg10.2% Increase2.svg
34Flag of Oregon.svg  Oregon 953,786783,389170,397 Increase2.svg21.8% Increase2.svg
35Flag of Maine.svg  Maine 797,423768,01429,409 Increase2.svg3.8% Increase2.svg
36Flag of South Dakota.svg  South Dakota 692,849636,54756,302 Increase2.svg8.8% Increase2.svg
37Flag of Rhode Island.svg  Rhode Island 687,497604,39783,100 Increase2.svg13.7% Increase2.svg
38Flag of North Dakota.svg  North Dakota 680,845646,87233,973 Increase2.svg5.3% Increase2.svg
39Flag of Montana.svg  Montana 537,606548,889-11,283 Decrease2.svg-2.1% Decrease2.svg
40Flag of Utah.svg  Utah 507,847449,39658,451 Increase2.svg13.0% Increase2.svg
Flag of Washington, D.C..svg  District of Columbia 486,869437,57149,298 Increase2.svg11.3% Increase2.svg
41Flag of New Hampshire.svg  New Hampshire 465,293443,08322,210 Increase2.svg5.0% Increase2.svg
42Flag of Idaho.svg  Idaho 445,032431,86613,166 Increase2.svg3.0% Increase2.svg
43Flag of Arizona.svg  Arizona 435,573334,162101,411 Increase2.svg30.3% Increase2.svg
44Flag of New Mexico.svg  New Mexico 423,317360,35062,967 Increase2.svg17.5% Increase2.svg
Flag of Hawaii.svg  Hawaii 368,300255,881112,419 Increase2.svg43.9% Increase2.svg
45Flag of Vermont.svg  Vermont 359,611352,4287,183 Increase2.svg2.0% Increase2.svg
46Flag of Delaware.svg  Delaware 238,380223,00315,377 Increase2.svg6.9% Increase2.svg
47Flag of Wyoming.svg  Wyoming 225,565194,40231,163 Increase2.svg16.0% Increase2.svg
48Flag of Nevada.svg  Nevada 91,05877,40713,651 Increase2.svg17.6% Increase2.svg
Flag of Alaska.svg  Alaska 59,27855,0364,242 Increase2.svg7.7% Increase2.svg

City rankings

RankCityStatePopulation [4] Region (2016) [5]
01 New York New York 6,930,446 Northeast
02 Chicago Illinois 3,376,438 Midwest
03 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,950,961 Northeast
04 Detroit Michigan 1,568,662 Midwest
05 Los Angeles California 1,238,048 West
06 Cleveland Ohio 900,429 Midwest
07 St. Louis Missouri 821,960 Midwest
08 Baltimore Maryland 804,874 South
09 Boston Massachusetts 781,188 Northeast
10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 669,817 Northeast
11 San Francisco California 634,394 West
12 Milwaukee Wisconsin 578,249 Midwest
13 Buffalo New York 573,076 Northeast
14 Washington District of Columbia 486,869 South
15 Minneapolis Minnesota 464,356 Midwest
16 New Orleans Louisiana 458,762 South
17 Cincinnati Ohio 451,160 Midwest
18 Newark New Jersey 442,337 Northeast
19 Kansas City Missouri 399,746 Midwest
20 Seattle Washington 365,583 West
21 Indianapolis Indiana 364,161 Midwest
22 Rochester New York 328,132 Northeast
23 Jersey City New Jersey 316,715 Northeast
24 Louisville Kentucky 307,745 South
25 Portland Oregon 301,815 West
26 Houston Texas 292,352 South
27 Toledo Ohio 290,718 Midwest
28 Columbus Ohio 290,564 Midwest
29 Denver Colorado 287,861 West
30 Oakland California 284,063 West
31 Saint Paul Minnesota 271,606 Midwest
32 Atlanta Georgia 270,366 South
33 Dallas Texas 260,475 South
34 Birmingham Alabama 259,678 South
35 Akron Ohio 255,040 Midwest
36 Memphis Tennessee 253,143 South
37 Providence Rhode Island 252,981 Northeast
38 San Antonio Texas 231,542 South
39 Omaha Nebraska 214,006 Midwest
40 Syracuse New York 209,326 Northeast
41 Dayton Ohio 200,982 Midwest
42 Worcester Massachusetts 195,311 Northeast
43 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 185,389 South
44 Richmond Virginia 182,929 South
45 Youngstown Ohio 170,002 Midwest
46 Grand Rapids Michigan 168,592 Midwest
47 Hartford Connecticut 164,072 Northeast
48 Fort Worth Texas 163,447 South
49 New Haven Connecticut 162,655 Northeast
50 Flint Michigan 156,492 Midwest
51 Nashville Tennessee 153,866 South
52 Springfield Massachusetts 149,900 Northeast
53 San Diego California 147,995 West
54 Bridgeport Connecticut 146,716 Northeast
55 Scranton Pennsylvania 143,433 Northeast
56 Des Moines Iowa 142,559 Midwest
57 Long Beach California 142,032 West
58 Tulsa Oklahoma 141,258 South
59 Salt Lake City Utah 140,267 West
60 Paterson New Jersey 138,513 Northeast
61 Yonkers New York 134,646 Northeast
62 Norfolk Virginia 129,710 South
63 Jacksonville Florida 129,549 South
64 Albany New York 127,412 Northeast
65 Trenton New Jersey 123,356 Northeast
66 Kansas City Kansas 121,857 Midwest
67 Chattanooga Tennessee 119,798 South
68 Camden New Jersey 118,700 Northeast
69 Erie Pennsylvania 115,967 Northeast
70 Spokane Washington 115,514 West
71 Fall River Massachusetts 115,274 Northeast
72 Fort Wayne Indiana 114,946 Midwest
73 Elizabeth New Jersey 114,589 Northeast
74 Cambridge Massachusetts 113,643 Northeast
75 New Bedford Massachusetts 112,597 Northeast
76 Reading Pennsylvania 111,171 Northeast
77 Wichita Kansas 111,110 Midwest
78 Miami Florida 110,637 South
79 Tacoma Washington 106,817 West
80 Wilmington Delaware 106,597 South
81 Knoxville Tennessee 105,802 South
82 Peoria Illinois 104,969 Midwest
83 Canton Ohio 104,906 Midwest
84 South Bend Indiana 104,193 Midwest
85 Somerville Massachusetts 103,908 Northeast
86 El Paso Texas 102,421 South
87 Lynn Massachusetts 102,320 Northeast
88 Evansville Indiana 102,249 Midwest
89 Utica New York 101,740 Northeast
90 Duluth Minnesota 101,463 Midwest
91 Tampa Florida 101,161 South
92 Gary Indiana 100,426 Midwest
93 Lowell Massachusetts 100,234 Northeast
94 Waterbury Connecticut 99,902 Northeast
95 Schenectady New York 95,692 Northeast
96 Sacramento California 93,750 West
97 Allentown Pennsylvania 92,563 Northeast
98 Bayonne New Jersey 88,979 Northeast
99 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 86,626 Northeast
100 Rockford Illinois 85,864 Midwest

Notes

  1. "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790–1925". New York State Library. October 1981. p. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  2. The United States National Archives and Records Administration. "FAQs about the 1930 Census". National Archives website. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  3. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/1931/dec/1930a-vol-01-population.html
  4. Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Census Bureau, 1998
  5. "Regions and Divisions". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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