From Census.gov > History: Census Bureau Diversity: “The U.S. Census Bureau was one of the first government agencies to hire men and women of many races and ethnicities. Census Bureau enumerators and supervisors bring with them the local knowledge, language skills, and cultural understanding needed to make the census successful.”
Source: 2020 Census.
The 1940 Census came at a momentous time in our nation’s history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life.