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A snapshot of America in 1950

With the war finally over and the economy on the mend, the 1950s proved to be a time of optimism and resurgence. The 1950 census will give you a closer look at the people who lived in America during this booming decade--from their jobs, education, family size and more.

If you were born in the U.S. before 1975, your parents are likely included in the 1950 census.

What makes the 1950 U.S. Census unique?

Home Technology

This was the first time people were asked if they owned a TV.

A Broader Reach

The continental U.S., territories of Alaska and Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were all accounted for.

Baby Boomers

This marks the first appearance of the Baby Boom generation in a census count.

Expats Abroad

Americans living abroad were counted for the first time.

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