The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is scheduled to digitally release the 1950 Census population records on April 1, 2022. This release is in accordance with the "72-Year Rule" (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978) that states that after 72 years, NARA is responsible for releasing to the public decennial census records.
Census Bureau Director to Participate in Virtual 1950 Census Records Event
On April 1 at 10 a.m. EDT, Director Robert Santos will join the NARA for a virtual event celebrating the release of population records from the 1950 Census.
Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. EDT.
The webinar will highlight statistics from the 1950 Census, provide historical context to how the 1950 Census was conducted, and provide information from the NARA on how to access these records when they become available to the public and what resources are available now.