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Hawaiʻi - Censuses: 1940

Hawaii Censuses

U.S. Census Data and Reports for Hawaiʻi, 1940

U.S. Census for Hawaiʻi, 1940 - Data

1940 Census. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.
Enumeration sheets from the 1940 Census.

U.S. Census for Hawaiʻi, 1940 - Reports

U.S. Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940: Territories and Possessions. New York: Ross Publishing, 2005.
UHM Call Number: HA201 1940 .S59 2005.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 16th Census of the United States, 1940, Reports on Hawaii. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1942-43.
UHM Call Number: HA4007 .U48 1940.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. Population, Series 1 and 2, Hawaii. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1942-43.
UHM Call Numbers: C 3.1940-13/2:H 31 and UA4007 .U48 1940 no.1. 1st series: Number of inhabitants, Hawaii. 2nd series: Characteristics of the population, Hawaii.

U.S. Census - Historic Decennial Census Information

What Am I Looking At?

Generally, after censuses are conducted, information gathered falls in two groups:

  1. the data sets - the raw data, originally captured in forms such as enumeration sheets
  2. the reports which interpret and analyze these data sets

The lists on this page provide links to a selection of reports, and data sets and/or enumeration sheets for Hawaiʻi censuses.

Enumeration Sheets

Enumeration sheets are the forms used by census enumerators to gather information from people. Information may include the following: the person's name, place of residence, sex, age, occupation, educational level, language spoken, country of origin.

For privacy reasons, the U.S. Census Bureau does not release enumeration sheets until 72 years after the census has been conducted. The most recent enumeration sheets available for Hawaiʻi are from the 1950 decennial census, released in 2022. Enumeration sheets from the 1960 decennial census are scheduled to be released in April 2032.