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Census Materials in the Connecticut State Library Guide

Guide to the print resources that highlight commonly requested tables with Connecticut information from the U.S. Decennial Censuses. It is not an exhaustive list.

1950 Census Schedule Records

From the Census Bureau website - press release (https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2022/1950-census-records.html():

"The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is scheduled to digitally release the 1950 Census population records on April 1, 2022. This release is in accordance with the "72-Year Rule" (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978) that states that after 72 years, NARA is responsible for releasing to the public decennial census records."

NOTE: The Name Index will NOT be available when the records are first released.

There will be a "built-in transcription feature to correct and add names to the name index."

U.S. Census 1950 - Seventeenth Decennial

U.S. Census 1950 - Connecticut Information

1950 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1950 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

1950 Census data for Connecticut is available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Metropolitan Districts
  • Urban & Rural Areas
  • Minor Civil Divisions
  • Wards of Cities
  • Tracts
  • Blocks

(Note that not all information is available for all geographic levels)

  • Census of Population: 1950 Census, Volume II, Characteristics of the Population, Part 7 Connecticut.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-7/5:v.2/pt.7
    • Maps:
      • Minor Civil Divisions, Towns, Cities, Boroughs, pg. 7-3
      • Urbanized Areas, p. 7-12
      • Counties, Standard Metropolitan Areas, p. 7-22
  • Census of Population: 1950, Volume I, Number of Inhabitants
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8/5:v.1/pt.2
    • CT begins on pg. 7-1
    • Maps:
      • Minor Civil Divisions, Towns, Cities, Boroughs pg. 7-2

Location of Connecticut Tract Information included in the 1950 United States Census:

  • 1950 Census of Population, Bridgeport Conn. Census Tracts
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-7/2:C 76/B76
    • Maps: Tracts on last page
  • 1950 Census of Population, Hartford Conn. Census Tracts
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-7/2:C 76/H25
    • Maps: Tracts on last page
  • 1950 Census of Population, New Haven Conn. Census Tracts
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-7/2:C 76/N 42h
    • Maps: Tracts on last page

Location of Connecticut Block Information included in the 1950 United States Census:

  • 1950 Census of Housing, Bridgeport, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/B76
    • Maps: Tracts and Blocks, last page
  • 1950 Census of Housing, Hartford, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/H 25
    • Maps: Tracts and Blocks, last page
  • 1950 Census of Housing, New Britain, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/N42b
    • Maps: Wards and Blocks, last page
  • 1950 Census of Housing, New Haven, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/N42h
      • Maps: Tracts and Blocks, last page
  • 1950 Census of Housing, Stamford, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/St 2
    • Maps: Blocks, last page
  • 1950 Census of Housing, Waterbury, Conn. Block Statistics
    • GIRS Ref C 3.950-8:C 76/W 29
    • Maps: Wards and Blocks, last page

PDFs files harvested from the U.S. Census website.

Census Questions & Instructions

Census Note on Language

From the U.S. Census Bureau site (posted on several pages for historic censuses):

"A Note on Language
Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history."