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1940 US Census

 

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Address 3550, 72rd Street, New York, Queens, New York, United States
 
Name Leslie Holmes Bloomfield 
Age 51
Estimated Birth Year abt 1889
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace England
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 New York, Queens, New York
Street 72rd Street
House Number 3550
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Queens, New York
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 23A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 138
Occupation Chauffeur
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 8000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 50
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 2150
Income Other Sources Yes
 
Name Grace Bloomfield 
Respondent Yes
Age 49
Estimated Birth Year abt 1891
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace England
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 New York, Queens, New York
Street 72rd Street
House Number 3550
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Queens, New York
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 23A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Dorothy Bloomfield 
Age 49
Estimated Birth Year abt 1891
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 New York, Queens, New York
Street 72rd Street
House Number 3550
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Queens, New York
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 23A
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed College, 3rd year
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Muriel Bloomfield 
Age 16
Estimated Birth Year abt 1924
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 New York, Queens, New York
Street 72rd Street
House Number 3550
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Queens, New York
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 23A
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed High School, 2nd year
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Emily Gingell 
Age 77
Estimated Birth Year abt 1863
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace England
Marital Status Widowed
Relation to Head of House Mother-in-law
Home in 1940 New York, Queens, New York
Street 72rd Street
House Number 3550
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Queens, New York
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Alien
Sheet Number 23A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00076

The National Archives released the 1940 US Census to the public on 2nd April 2012, after a mandatory 72-year waiting period.

The 1940 US Census was taken in April 1940 (official date was 1st April, though entries were recorded throughout early April). The Federal government requires a census to be taken once every ten years for the apportionment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first census was taken in 1790. Over the years, the format of census schedules changed and more questions were asked.

Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 US Census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA) programs; and years of education.

Note: Images from the 1940 US Census are courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. You can search the entire 1940 US Census online at: ancestry.com/1940-census.

 

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