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Every 10 years the United States conducts a census, a practice going back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and more. A census is a method to determine information about a given population within a defined territory and period. Access to the US census records is restricted for 72 years and because the 1950 census day was April 1st, the 1950 census is available today, April 1st, 2022.
Patrons can learn more about the 1950 Census data release process with the National Archives team here: NARA 1950 Census.
Patrons can search the 1950 census data here: 1950 Census.