1950 United States Census
of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
|Date Taken||April 1, 1950|
|Total U.S. Population||150,697,361|
|Most Populous State||New York
|Least Populous State||Nevada
The Seventeenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 150,697,361, an increase of 14.5 percent over the 131,669,275 persons enumerated during the 1940 Census.
 Census questions
The 1950 census collected the following information from all respondents:
- whether house is on a farm
- relationship to head of household
- if foreign born, whether naturalized
- employment status
- hours worked in week
- occupation, industry and class of worker
In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering income, marital history, fertility, and other topics. Full documentation on the 1950 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
 Data availability
Microdata from the 1950 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
 City Rankings
- "Population and Area (Historical Censuses)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
- "Library Bibliography Bulletin 88, New York State Census Records, 1790-1925". New York State Library. October 1981. pp. 45 (p. 51 of PDF). Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
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