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1930 Federal Population Census

Updated August 8, 2012

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Enumeration District Maps

Enumeration district (ED) maps for the 1930 census have been reproduced in two NARA microfilm publications:

M1930, Enumeration district maps for the Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (36 rolls), 35mm color microfilm, is $135 per roll ordered ($145 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861. These maps number some 8,345 separate sheets.

A3378, Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940 (73 rolls), 35mm black-and-white microfilm, is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

See How to Order Publications to purchase one or more rolls of this microfilm publication.

Microfilm publications M1930 and A3378 are available for researchers at National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001, and at NARA's regional facilities nationwide.

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Background. An enumeration district, as used by the Bureau of the Census, was an area that could be covered by a single enumerator (census taker) in one census period (2-4 weeks for the 1930 census). Enumeration districts varied in size from several city blocks in densely populated urban areas to an entire county in sparsely populated rural areas.

Enumeration district maps show the boundaries and the numbers of the census enumeration districts, which were established to help administer and control data collection. Wards, precincts, incorporated areas, urban unincorporated areas, townships, census supervisors` districts, and congressional districts may also appear on some maps. The content of enumeration district maps vary greatly. The base maps were obtained locally and include postal route maps, General Land Office maps, soil survey maps, and maps produced by city, county, and state government offices as well as commercial printers. Census officials then drew the enumeration district boundaries and numbers on these base maps.

Records Description, Arrangement, and Filming Conventions. Two types of enumeration district maps were used for the Fifteenth Census: county maps and maps of minor civil divisions, such as cities, towns, villages, precincts, and townships. The basic enumeration district map is the county map. As noted above the base maps vary from state to state and even among counties in the same state, so there is little uniformity in map scale, size, or sheet numbers. The unifying feature of this series of maps is the annotations added by the Bureau of the Census. These annotations include the boundaries and numbers of individual enumeration districts, usually added in an orange grease or wax pencil; the range of enumeration district numbers for that county (e.g., 17-1 to 17-24); and a table of enumeration district numbers used for specific institutions, such as hospitals, asylums, jails, schools, sanitariums, and convents; and a listing of any supplementary maps of minor civil divisions in that county.

The base maps used for the minor civil divisions are even more varied than those used for the county maps. Ward maps are common for some large cities, but for smaller urban places there is little uniformity in map scale, size, or sheet numbers. Sketch maps are not uncommon among the minor civil division maps; and minor civil division maps were used when a populated place spread over one or more county lines. Again, the unifying feature of this series is the annotations added by the Bureau of the Census. The annotations on the minor civil division maps are similar to those used on the county maps described above. As with the county maps, any printed numbers on the enumeration district maps refer not to the enumeration districts, but to the wards, precincts, districts, or other areas that were the subjects of the base maps. Enumeration district numbers are handwritten in color, and the boundary lines are added in color.

In Microfilm Publication M1930, the enumeration district maps were filmed in the order in which they are arranged: alphabetically by state, thereunder alphabetically by county, and thereunder alphabetically by minor civil division if such maps were used for that county. Maps of territories follow the maps of states. Because of this file arrangement and the lack of uniformity in this series of maps, a List of Maps was prepared to assist the user. The complete List of Maps is found as an appendix and at the beginning of roll 1, and the relevant part of the list was filmed at the beginning of each roll. There are some 8,345 enumeration district map sheets associated with the 1930 census, and all extant maps were filmed for this publication. Some maps in this large body of records were filmed out of order. These exceptions to the hierarchical, alphabetical order are noted in the List of Maps. The maps are listed in the order in which they appear on the film even if it is not strict alphabetical order. Other maps were not filmed until after the initial photography was completed. These maps are listed with an asterisk (*) in the List of Maps and appear at the end of their respective states.

The large-format maps were photographed in multiple images to provide more detail to the user. Large maps were photographed once overall or once centered on the map title area, usually followed by four overlapping shots moving in sequence from the upper left corner (northwest) to the upper right corner (northeast) to the lower left corner (southwest) to the lower right corner (southeast). The largest maps were photographed in six, nine, or more detailed overlapping shots from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Small-format maps were photographed in a single image. Some maps were photographed twice at different camera settings to maximize legibility. In some cases there are two or more enumeration district maps for a jurisdiction, and in these cases all maps were included.

M1930
Roll Number
States and Territories
List of Maps
1 Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas: Arkansas through Montgomery Counties
2 Arkansas: Nevada through Yell Counties
California: Alameda through Los Angeles (Inglewood) Counties
3 California: Los Angeles (La Brea) through Yuba Counties
4 Colorado
5 Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
6 Florida
7 Georgia: Appling through Lanier Counties
8 Georgia: Laurens through Worth Counties
Idaho
9 Illinois: Adams through Fulton Counties
10 Illinois: Gallatin through Monroe Counties
11 Illinois: Montgomery through Woodford Counties
Indiana: Adams through Elkhart Counties
12 Indiana: Fayette through Whitley Counties
13 Iowa
14 Kansas
15 Kentucky
16 Louisiana
17 Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
18 Michigan
19 Minnesota
Mississippi: Adams through Sunflower Counties
20 Mississippi: Tallahatchie through Yazoo Counties
Missouri: Adair through St. Louis Counties
21 Missouri: St. Genevieve through Wright Counties
Montana
Nebraska: Adams through Holt Counties
22 Nebraska: Hooker through York Counties
Nevada
New Hampshire
23 New Jersey
New Mexico
24 New York: Albany through Saratoga Counties
25 New York: Schenectady through Yates Counties
North Carolina
26 North Dakota
Ohio: Adams through Meigs Counties
27 Ohio: Mercer through Wyandot Counties
Oklahoma
28 Oregon
Pennsylvania: Adams through Bedford Counties
29 Pennsylvania: Berks through Perry Counties
30 Pennsylvania: Philadelphia through York Counties
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota: Armstrong through Gregory Counties
31 South Dakota: Haakon through Ziebach Counties
Tennessee
32 Texas: Anderson through King Counties
33 Texas: Kinney through Zavala Counties
Utah
Vermont
34 Virginia
Washington
35 West Virginia
Wisconsin: Adams through Ozaukee Counties
36 Wisconsin: Pepin through Wood Counties
Wyoming
Alaska Territory
Guam Territory
Hawaii Territory
Panama Canal Zone
Puerto Rico Commonwealth

In Microfilm Publication A3378, the enumeration district maps are arranged alphabetically by state, then by county, then by census year, and then by local jurisdiction. There are gaps in coverage. Although most counties are included, not all census years may be represented. Coverage is more complete for the 1930 and 1940 censuses than for earlier years. Larger maps were filmed two or more times, each image being a portion of the entire map. Smaller maps were photographed as a single image.

A3378
Roll Number
States and Territories
List of Maps
1 Alabama: Baldwin through Winston Counties
2 Arizona: Apache through Yuma Counties
3 Arkansas: Arkansas through Yell Counties
4 California: Alameda through Los Angeles (1930, Monrovia Twp.)
5 California: Los Angeles (1930, Montebello Twp.) through Sacramento (1940, all except county highway map) Counties
6 California: Sacramento (1940 county highway map only) through Yuba Counties
7 Colorado: Adams through Huerfano
8 Colorado: Jackson through Yuma
9 Connecticut: Fairfield through Windham Counties
Delaware: Kent through Sussex Counties
District of Columbia
10 Florida: Alachua through Washington Counties
11 Georgia: Appling through Hancock Counties
12 Georgia: Haralson through Worth Counties
13 Idaho: Adams through Washington Counties; Yellowstone National Park
14 Illinois: Adams through Cook (Chicago, 1940, Area 13, Tract 159) Counties. Note: Cook County maps are arranged alphabetically by town, then by census year.
15 Illinois: Cook (Chicago, 1940, Area 14, Tract 160) through La Salle (1930, Peru) Counties. Note: La Salle County maps are arranged by census year, then by town.
16 Illinois: La Salle (1930, Streator) through Woodford Counties
17 Indiana: Adams through Lake (1920) Counties
18 Indiana: Lake (1930) through Whitley Counties
19 Iowa: Adair through Mills Counties
20 Iowa: Mitchell through Wright Counties
Kansas: Allen through Gove Counties
21 Kansas: Graham through Wyandotte Counties
22 Kentucky: Adair through Henderson Counties
23 Kentucky: Henry through Woodford Counties
24 Louisiana: Acadia through Rapides Counties
25 Louisiana: Red River through Winn Counties
Maine: Androscoggin through York Counties
26 Maryland: Allegany through Worcester Counties
27 Massachusetts: Barnstable through Middlesex Counties
28 Massachusetts: Nantucket through Worcester Counties
29 Michigan: Alcona through Tuscola Counties
30 Michigan: Van Buren through Wayne Counties
Minnesota: Aitkin through Jackson Counties
31 Minnesota: Kanabec through Yellow Medicine Counties
32 Mississippi: Adams through Montgomery Counties
33 Mississippi: Neshoba through Yazoo Counties
Missouri: Adair through Gentry Counties
34 Missouri: Greene through Saint Louis (1940, Maplewood) Counties
35 Missouri: Saint Louis County (1940, Olivette); Saint Louis City (1900-1940); Saline through Wright Counties
Montana: Beaverhead through Meagher Counties
36 Montana: Mineral through Yellowstone Counties; Yellowstone National Park
Nebraska: Adams through Grant Counties
37 Nebraska: Greeley through York Counties
Nevada: Churchill through White Pine Counties
38 New Hampshire: Belknap through Sullivan Counties
New Jersey: Atlantic through Essex (1930, Montclair) Counties
39 New Jersey: Essex (1930, Newark) through Warren Counties
New Mexico: Bernatillo through McKinley Counties
40 New Mexico: Mora through Valencia Counties; New York: Albany through Erie Counties
41 New York: Essex through Nassau Counties; New York City Boroughs, 1900: Bronx only
42 New York City Boroughs (1900-1940 except Bronx 1900); Niagara through Rockland Counties
43 New York: Saint Lawrence through Yates Counties
44 North Carolina: Alamance through Rowan Counties
45 North Carolina: Rutherford through Yancey Counties
North Dakota: Adams through Williams Counties
46 Ohio: Adams through Franklin Counties
47 Ohio: Fulton through Miami Counties
48 Ohio: Monroe through Wyandot Counties
49 Oklahoma: Adair through Pushmataha Counties
50 Oklahoma: Roger Mills through Woodward Counties
Oregon: Baker through Lane Counties
51 Oregon: Lincoln through Yamhill Counties
Pennsylvania: Adams through Allegheny (1930, Pittsburgh) Counties
52 Pennsylvania: Allegheny (1930, Port Vue) through Blair Counties
53 Pennsylvania: Bradford through Cumberland Counties
54 Pennsylvania: Dauphin through Lackawanna Counties
55 Pennsylvania: Lancaster through Montgomery Counties
56 Pennsylvania: Montour through Venango Counties
57 Pennsylvania: Warren through York Counties
Rhode Island: Bristol through Washington Counties
58 South Carolina: Abbeville thorugh York Counties
South Dakota: Armstrong through Douglas Counties
59 South Dakota: Edmunds through Ziebach Counties
60 Tennessee: Anderson through Sequatchie Counties
61 Tennessee: Sevier through Wilson Counties
Texas: Anderson through Cochran Counties
62 Texas: Coke through Guadalupe Counties
63 Texas: Hale through La Salle Counties
64 Texas: Lavaca through Rusk Counties
65 Texas: Sabine through Zavala Counties
66 Utah: Beaver through Weber Counties
67 Vermont: Addison through Windsor Counties
Virginia: Accomac through Norfolk Counties
68 Virginia: Northhampton through Rappahannock Counties; Richmond City; Richmond through York Counties
Washington: Adams through Jefferson Counties
69 Washington: King through Yakima Counties
70 West Virginia: Barbour through Wyoming Counties
71 Wisconsin: Adams through Portage Counties
72 Wisconsin: Wisconsin: Price through Wood Counties
Wyoming: Albany through Weston Counties; Yellowstone National Park
73 Alaska
American Samoa
Guam
Hawaii
Panama Canal Zone
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

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