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1950 Census Records Release Press Kit

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.

Virtual 1950 Census Records Event - April 1, 2022

Video: Director Santos Remarks on 1950 Census Release
1950 Census Records


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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.

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1940 Census Records Release Documents

Page Last Revised - April 19, 2022
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