Philadelphia is a city in Loudon County, United States. Its population was 533 at the 2000 census, it is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Philadelphia was founded in the early 1820s by Jacob Pearson; the town grew and prospered as a center of business in the Sweetwater Valley. By the mid-19th century, Philadelphia had two general stores, a tanning yard, a stillhouse, a hotel. On October 20, 1863, during the Civil War, two Confederate cavalry regiments attacked and routed a Union brigade at Philadelphia while conducting maneuvers following the Battle of Chickamauga; the Confederates captured 700 soldiers, 6 cannon, 50 supply wagons. Philadelphia is located at 35°40′42″N 84°24′5″W; the town is situated along Sweetwater Creek, which empties into the Watts Bar Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River a few miles to the north. Philadelphia is concentrated around an area northwest of the junction of U. S. Route 11, which connects Philadelphia with Loudon to the north and Sweetwater to the south, State Route 323, which connects Philadelphia with Interstate 75 to the west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 533 people, 205 households, 150 families residing in the city; the population density was 333.5 people per square mile. There were 222 housing units at an average density of 138.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.87% White, 4.13% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population. There were 205 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,563, the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $14,318 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,239. About 13.1% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over. Philadelphia is served by Loudon County Schools. Philadelphia pupils are zoned to the Philadelphia Loudon High School in Loudon. Media related to Philadelphia, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Philadelphia — information on local government and link to charter
Fort Loudoun Dam
Fort Loudoun Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River in Loudon County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the early 1940s as part of a unified plan to provide electricity and flood control in the Tennessee Valley and create a continuous 652-mile navigable river channel from Knoxville, Tennessee to Paducah, Kentucky, it is the uppermost of nine TVA dams on the Tennessee River. The dam impounds its tailwaters are part of Watts Bar Lake; the generating capacity of Fort Loudoun Dam is enhanced by the Tellico Reservoir, from which water is diverted via canal to Fort Loudoun Lake. It and associated infrastructure were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. Fort Loudoun Dam is named after Fort Loudoun, an 18th-century British colonial fort built during the French and Indian War; the fort—, located about 10 miles south of the dam site— was named for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, commander of British forces in North America during this period.
Fort Loudoun Dam is located at just over 602 miles upstream from the mouth of the Tennessee River and nearly 50 miles downstream from the river's source at the confluence of the Holston and French Broad at Knoxville. The river's natural confluence with the Little Tennessee River is located 1 mile downstream, although the Tellico Reservoir, which covers most of the lower Little Tennessee, is connected to Fort Loudoun Lake via canal which empties into the lake upstream from the dam. Lenoir City is located north of Fort Loudoun Dam; the reservoir includes parts of Loudon and Knox counties. Fort Loudoun Dam was built across three small islands, although the construction of the dam and the construction of Tellico Dam required a drastic modification of the landscape; the northern and eastern parts of these islands are now submerged, whereas the southern and western parts were combined with part of the original mainland and part of Bussell Island to form one large island. This new island is separated from the mainland by the Tellico canal to the south and the main Tennessee River channel to the north.
From 1963 until the bridge's closure in July 2017, Lamar Alexander Parkway crossed the J. Carmichael Greer Bridge atop Fort Loudoun Dam and connected the area to Interstate 75 and Interstate 40 to the north and to Maryville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the south. US-321 intersects U. S. Route 11 just over a mile north of the dam in Lenoir City. Interstate 140 and several federal and state highways cross Fort Loudoun Lake further upstream. A new bridge south-east of the dam was completed in the summer of 2017 and now carries Parkway traffic across the river. Fort Loudoun Dam stretches 4,190 feet across the Tennessee River; the reservoir has 379 miles of shoreline, 14,600 acres of water surface, a flood storage capacity of 111,000 acre feet. The dam is equipped with a 60-by-360-foot lock that raises and lowers boats about 70 feet between Fort Loudoun Lake and Watts Bar Lake. There are four hydroelectric generators at the dam with a combined generation capacity of 155.6 megawatts of electricity.
To augment Fort Loudoun's power production capacity, water from the Little Tennessee River is diverted into Fort Loudoun Lake via a short canal extending from Tellico Reservoir a short distance upstream of the nearby Tellico Dam. The canal is a half-mile long and creates an island with Fort Loudoun Dam at its northeastern tip and Tellico Dam at its southwestern tip; the canal allows navigation by barge-size craft between the Tellico Reservoir and Fort Loudoun Lake. In the mid-1930s, TVA drafted its "unified plan," a series of long-term goals that called for the construction of a series of dams along the Tennessee River to provide a minimum 9-foot navigation channel along the entire length of the river, control flooding in the Tennessee Valley, bring electricity to the area; the Fort Loudoun project was known as the Coulter Shoals project, named for a site identified by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 6 miles upstream from the present dam site in the early 1930s. After surveying the area, TVA moved the project to the Belle Canton Islands.
The TVA proposed the project in 1939 and it was authorized on April 18, 1940. Construction began on July 8, 1940, using much of the construction organization, used in previous months on TVA's Hiwassee River projects. TVA planned to complete the dam in 1944, but the outbreak of World War II brought increased funding and urgency, the dam was completed and the gates closed August 2, 1943; the first generator went online November 9, 1943 and the second went online January 15, 1944. The Fort Loudoun Dam project required the purchase of 16,200 acres of flowage rights. 317 residents, 6 cemeteries, over 60 miles of roads had to be relocated. Construction efforts required 582,000 cubic yards of 122,000 cubic yards of riprap. Plans called for the installation of four 24-megawatt units, but was modified to three 32-megawatt units after the construction of Cherokee Dam alleviated the need for flexibility; the dam's lock was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers and completed in June 1943. The reservoir submerged part of Louisville and required modifications to Knoxville's riverfront.
In 1942, TVA received approval to build a dam— at the time known as the "Fort Loudoun extensi
Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. In 2017, the population was estimated at 398,080. Loudoun County's seat is Leesburg. Loudoun County is part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of 2015, Loudoun County had a median household income of $125,900. Since 2008, the county has been ranked first in the U. S. in median household income among jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or more. Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County; the county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor General of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater. By the time of the American Revolution, it was Virginia's most populous county, it was rich in agriculture, the county's contributions of grain to George Washington's Continental Army earned it the nickname "Breadbasket of the Revolution."During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg.
Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House, making Leesburg the capital of the United States. U. S. President James Monroe treated Oak Hill Plantation as a primary residence from 1823 until his death on July 4, 1831; the Loudoun County coat of arms and flag, granted by the English College of Arms, memorialize the special relationship between Britain and the United States that developed through his Monroe Doctrine. Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in adjoining Fauquier County. During World War I, Loudoun Country was a major Breadbasket for supplying provisions to soldiers in Europe. Loudoun farmers implemented new agricultural innovations such as vaccination of livestock, seed inoculations and ensilage.
The county experienced a boom in agricultural output, outputting an annual wheat output of 1,040,000 bushels in 1917, the largest of any county in Virginia that year. 1,200,000 units of home produce were produced at home, much of which went to training sites across the state such as Camp Lee. The Smith–Lever Act of 1914 established increased agricultural education in Virginia counties, increasing agricultural yields. After the war, a plaque was dedicated to the "30 glorious dead" from the county who died in the Great War. Five of the thirty died on the front, while the other twenty five died while in training or in other locations inside the United States. In 1962, Washington Dulles International Airport was built in southeastern Loudoun County in Sterling. Since Loudoun County has experienced a high-tech boom and rapid growth. Accordingly, many have moved to eastern Loudoun and become residents of planned communities such as Sterling Park, Sugarland Run and Ashburn Farm, making that section a veritable part of the Washington suburbs.
Others have moved to the county seat or to the small towns and rural communities of the Loudoun Valley. The county's official motto, I Byde My Time, is borrowed from the coat of arms of the Earl of Loudoun. In the late 20th century, as northerners migrated to Southern suburbs, Loudoun County shifted to the Republican Party in supporting presidential candidates, more local ones, but that may be changing with changing demographics. Before the 2008 election of Barack Obama, county voters had not supported a Democrat for President since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. In recent years, the county's rapid growth in its eastern portion, settled by educated professionals working in or near Washington, D. C. has changed the demographics, the Democratic Party has become competitive in the county. After giving Senator Barack Obama nearly 54% of its presidential vote in 2008, the county supported Republican Bob McDonnell in 2009, who received 61% of the gubernatorial vote. Voters replaced two incumbent Democratic delegates, making Loudoun's state House delegation all-Republican.
In 2012 county voters again supported Obama, who took 51.5% of the vote, with Republican challenger Mitt Romney garnering 47%. Democrats carried the county again in the 2016 presidential election, when Loudoun swung towards Hillary Clinton, giving her 55.1% to Trump's 38.2%. Like many counties in Virginia, Loudoun is locally governed by a board of supervisors, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors; the Chairman of the Board is elected by county voters at-large while the remaining supervisors are elected from eight single-member districts equal in population. All nine members serve concurrent terms of four years; the board sets the budget. As of the 2015 elections, the Chairman of the Board and two district supervisors are Democrats; the 2003 board, other officials in Loudoun, was the subject of a federal investigation of possible corruption relating to a land deal involving the Royal Saudi Academy. In November 2007, voters removed four incumbent, fiscally conservative Republicans from the Board of Supervisors in a backlash over rapid devel
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Knox County, Tennessee
Knox County is a county in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 432,226, making it the third-most populous county in Tennessee, the 153rd-most populous county or county-equivalent in the nation, its county seat is the third-most populous city in Tennessee. Knox County is included in TN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the county is at the geographical center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Near the heart of the county is the origin of the Tennessee River at the union of the Holston and French Broad rivers. Knox County was created on June 11, 1792, by Governor William Blount from parts of Greene and Hawkins counties, one of the few counties created when the state was still known as the Southwest Territory, it is one of nine United States counties named for American Revolutionary War general and first United States Secretary of War Henry Knox. Parts of Knox County became Blount, Anderson and Union counties. In 1783, an expedition into the Upper Tennessee Valley led by James White and Francis Alexander Ramsey explored what is now Knox County.
White moved to what is now the Riverdale community in the eastern part of the county in 1785, the following year constructed a fort a few miles to the west that would evolve into the city of Knoxville. Blount chose the fort as the capital of the Southwest Territory in 1790, gave the new town the name "Knoxville" after his superior, Henry Knox. Blount began construction of Blount Mansion, in the early 1790s; the house still stands in downtown Knoxville. The Alexander McMillan House, built in the mid-1780s by Alexander McMillan, still stands in eastern Knox County; the Alexander Bishop House, built by Stockley Donelson in 1793, a log house built in the same year by Nicholas Gibbs, both still stand in the northern part of the county. Campbell's Station, a fort and stagecoach stop located in what is now Farragut, was built by Captain David Campbell in 1787. John Sevier established a plantation, known as Marble Springs, in the southern part of the county in the 1790s. Knox County's strategic location along important railroad lines made it an area coveted by both Union and Confederate forces throughout the Civil War.
Since the mountainous terrain of East Tennessee was unsuitable for plantation crops such as cotton, slavery was not as prevalent as it was in Middle and West Tennessee - an 1860 census of Knox County showed a population of 20,020 white citizens and just 2,370 enslaved African Americans. The lack of slavery combined with the vestiges of a once strong abolitionist movement in the region were two of the reasons that Knox County, along with much of East Tennessee, contained a great deal of pro-Union sentiment. In February 1861, 89% of Knox Countians voted for the pro-Union ballot in a statewide referendum on secession. On June 8, 1861, the county voted against Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession by a margin of 3,108 to 1,226. Prior to secession, Unionists from Knox County collaborated with other East Tennessee Unionists in an attempt to secede from Tennessee itself and remain part of the Union. Oliver Perry Temple, a Knoxville lawyer, was named to a 3-man commission to appear before the General Assembly in Nashville and request East Tennessee and pro-Union Middle Tennessee counties be allowed to secede from the state.
The attempt failed. Knox County joined the Confederacy along with the rest of Tennessee after the second referendum for secession passed in 1861. Knox County remained under Confederate control until September 3, 1863, when General Ambrose Burnside and the Union army marched into Knoxville unopposed. Union Colonel William Harris, son of New York Senator Ira Harris, wrote his father:'Glory be to God, the Yankees have come! The flag's come back to Tennessee!' Such were the welcomes all along the road, as we entered Knoxville, it was past all description. The people seemed frantic with joy. I never knew; the old flag has been hidden under carpets. It now floats to the breeze at every staff in East Tennessee. Ladies wear it -- carry it -- wave it! Little children kiss it. With the success of Burnside's troops in the Knoxville Campaign, during the decisive Battle of Fort Sanders, Knox County remained under Union control for the duration of the Civil War. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Knox County played an important role in the quarrying and finishing of Tennessee marble, a type of limestone used in monument construction across the United States and Canada.
Eleven quarries were operating in Knox County in 1882, within ten years that number had doubled. Notable quarries in Knox included the Bond Quarry in Concord, an Evans Company quarry near Forks-of-the-River, the Ross-Republic quarries near Island Home Park in South Knoxville. Finishing centers were located at the Candoro Marble Works in South Knoxville. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 526 square miles, of which 508 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water; the county lies amidst the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, which are characterized by long, narrow ridges, oriented northeast-to-southwest, alternating with similarly-shaped valleys. Notable ridges in the county include Bays Mountain, McAnnally Ridge, Beaver Ridge, Sharp's Ridge and Copper Ridge. House Mountain, at 2,064 feet, is the county's highest point, is the focus of a state natural area; the Holston and French Broad rivers join to form the Tennessee River in the eastern part of the county, an area known as "Forks-of-the-River."
This section of the river is part of Fort Loudoun Lake, created by Fort Loudoun Dam several miles down
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Lenoir City is a city in Loudon County, United States. The population was 6,418 at the 2000 census and the population rose to 8,642 as of 2010, it is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area in the state's eastern region, along the Tennessee River southwest of Knoxville. Fort Loudoun Dam is nearby. Native Americans were living in the Lenoir City area for thousands of years before the arrival of the first European settlers. On Bussell Island, which lies across the Tennessee River to the south, archaeologists have discovered evidence of habitation dating to as early as the Archaic Period; the island is believed to have been the location of "Coste," a village visited by Hernando de Soto in 1540. The Cherokee called the Lenoir City area Wa'ginsi, believed it to be the home of a large serpent that brought bad luck to anyone who saw it. By the early 19th century, an early East Tennessee pioneer, Judge David Campbell, had laid claim to part of what is now Lenoir City, where he had built a log cabin and a gristmill.
In the early 19th century, a 5,000-acre tract of land— which included what is now Lenoir City— was deeded to General William Lenoir as payment for his services in the American Revolutionary War. David Campbell and another early settler, Alexander Outlaw, filed a case against Lenoir in court, arguing they had laid claim to parts of the Lenoir tract. After the case was settled in favor of Lenoir in 1809, Lenoir deeded the tract to his son, William Ballard Lenoir, who in 1810 moved to the tract and established a large plantation. Along with agricultural pursuits, which included producing hams from a herd of Berkshire hogs, Lenoir operated several small-scale industries, including a sawmill and flour mill. In the early 1830s, the Lenoir Cotton Mill— one of the earliest in the South— was completed along the banks of Town Creek. After Lenoir's death, his estate was divided up among his children, his sons formed the William Brothers Company to manage the family's businesses. When the railroad reached the Lenoir estate in 1855, a depot was constructed, the community of Lenoir Station developed around it.
During the Civil War, the Lenoirs supported the Confederacy, due in part to associations with Confederate-leaning business interests in Knoxville. On June 20, 1863, a Union scouting expedition led by General William P. Sanders arrived at Lenoir Station after having failed to destroy the railroad trestle at Loudon. Sanders burned the depot as well as the Lenoirs' flour mill, he spared the cotton mill, since there were few such mills in the area to provide cloth for the army, because the Lenoirs were fellow Masons. In the late 1880s, an abundance of financial capital, the popularity of social theories regarding planned cities, a thriving coal mining industry in East Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau region led to the establishment of a number of company towns throughout the Upper Tennessee Valley, most of which were funded by investors from the northeast or Knoxville. In 1889, Knoxville railroad magnate Charles McClung McGhee and his friend and associate, Edward J. Sanford, formed the Lenoir City Company, believing the Lenoir estate would be the ideal location for such a town.
The company incorporated in April 1890 with $800,000 in stock, purchased the Lenoir estate, which consisted of 2,700 acres, for $300 per acre. When the company issued the stock to the public, the investors each received stock in the company and a lot in the planned town. Lenoir City was laid out in a grid pattern with four quadrants, west of Town Creek and north of the railroad tracks; the city's northwest quadrant would be a middle class and affluent residential area, whereas the northeast quadrant would be for the city's wage-workers. The southwest quadrant would contain blast furnaces, steel works, other large factories, while the southeast quadrant would contain woodworking and canning factories. Influenced by late 19th-century reform movements that stressed health and temperance, several lots were set aside for public parks, a large garden area was planned between the railroad tracks and the river; the Lenoir City Company struggled due to a recession that froze financial markets in the early 1890s.
By 1892, the company had only sold 144 of the town's 3,448 lots. McGhee and Sanford persisted and while it never developed in the grand fashion conceived, Lenoir City survived. McGhee convinced a rail car company to open a factory in Lenoir City, a short time a knitting mill was established. Both establishments still employed several hundred workers in 1910. Beginning in the 1930s, a series of federal government projects provided a needed boost to Lenoir City's economy; the Tennessee Valley Authority's construction of Fort Loudoun Dam and reservoir, which began in 1940, provided hundreds of locals with jobs, brought a number of road improvements to the area. The creation of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s and 1960s brought about the construction of I-75 and I-40— two trans-national highways that intersect just northeast of Lenoir City. U. S. Highway 321 was built through Lenoir City in the 1980s to provide greater access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, some 40 miles down the road in Blount County.
On February 21, 1993 at 5:05PM, an F-3 tornado touched down in eastern Roane County and tracked east-south-east directly towards the City. The tornado devastated parts of the city. Parts of Downtown, as well as the area near A Street and 5th Avenue were destroyed; this included major damage to the former Lenoir City H
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
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