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1940 Census of Population: Internal Migration, 1935 to 1940

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This volume consists of four reports, arranged as follows:

  • Age of Migrants
  • Economic Characteristics of Migrants
  • Social Characteristics of Migrants
  • Color and Sex of Migrants (1943) is not part of this online collection, but color and sex statistics are shown in many of the detailed tables in the Age of Migrants report, described as the second of a series of reports on migration.

Age of Migrants

This report presents data on the migration status of the population by age as well as by color and sex, and statistics on in-migrants and out-migrants from various areas classified in the same way. Data are presented for the United States, regions, divisions, and States, classified in each case by urban and rural residence, and for cities of 100,000 inhabitants or more.

Economic Characteristics of Migrants

This report presents statistics on internal migration for persons 14 years old and over, by employment status and by major occupation group for employed workers. The statistics are designed for analyses relating to the mobility of labor. They show the number of workers who migrated during a period of extensive unemployment, the relative proportions of migrants in different occupational groups, the differential rates of unemployment among migrants and nonmigrants, and the impact of migration upon the labor force in different regions, States, urban and rural areas, and principal cities.

Social Characteristics of Migrants

In this report the statistics on internal migration are classified by nativity, citizenship, relationship to head of the household, and education (years of school completed).

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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.

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