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1940 Census of Population: Characteristics of the Nonwhite Population by Race

Statistics are presented for the nonwhite population as a whole, and for Negroes (with separate statistics for the foreign-born Negroes), Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Hindus and, "all other” nonwhites.

For each of these groups tables show the population by sex, nativity, age, marital status, relationship to head of household, highest grade of school completed, employment status, and major occupation group.

Other tables include:

  • Population 15 years old and over, by marital status, age, sex, urban and rural
  • Population in private households, by relationship to head and sex
  • Population outside private households by sex, urban and rural
  • Population 25 years old and over, by years of school completed and sex, urban and rural
  • Population 14 years old and over, by employment status and sex, urban and rural
  • Employed persons 14 years old and over, by major occupation group and sex

In each case the data are tabulated only for selected States and cities .

A Note on Language

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.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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