The three reports in the Nativity and Parentage of the White Population series are based in whole or in part on tabulations of samples of the population returns of the 1940 Census, for States and Large Cities
General Characteristics, Age, Marital Status, and Education. The statistics of nativity and parentage of the white population are classified by sex, age, marital status, and years of school completed. (Title page, Contents and Introduction are in the PDF to the right.)
Country of Origin of the Foreign Stock by Nativity, Citizenship, Age, and Value or Rent of Home. The statistics of the country of origin of the foreign-born white and the native white of foreign parentage in the U.S. are classified by a number of characteristics, e.g, sex, age, nativity and parentage, tenure and value or monthly rent of home for the foreign white stock, and citizenship of the foreign-born white population.
Mother Tongue, by Nativity, Parentage, Country of Origin, and Age. This report presents statistics of the mother tongue of the white population designed primarily to amplify and refine data on country of origin but also to differentiate those national minority groups obscured in statistics based on country of origin alone.
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.