1930 U. S. Census of Bosque County

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1930 Census Column Headings

The 1930 census asked 32 questions about each person:
Place of Abode
 1. Street, avenue, road, etc. 
 2. House number (in cities or towns) 
 3. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation [this number supplied by census taker].
 4. Number of family in order of visitation [this number supplied by census taker].
 5. Name of each person whose place of abode on April 1, 1930, was in this family.
 6. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
Home Data
 7. Home owned or rented.  
 8. Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented. 
 9. Radio set.  
10. Does this family live on a farm?
Personal Description
11. Sex. 
12. Color or race [White (W), Negro (Neg), Mexican (Mex), Indian (In), Chinese (Ch), Japanese (Jp), 
                   Filipino (Fil), Hindu (Hin), Korean (Kor), other races spelled out in full.] 
13. Age at last birthday. 
14. Marital condition. [Single (S), married (M), widowed (Wd), divorced (D).] 
15. Age at first marriage.


16. Attended school or college any time since Sept. 1, 1929. 
17. Whether able to read and write.
Place of birth
18. Place of birth--PERSON. 
19. Place of birth--FATHER. 
20. Place of birth--MOTHER.
Mother Tongue (or Native Language) of Foreign Born
21. Language spoken in home before coming to the United States. 

Here follows 3 coding columns labeled A, B, and C and titled "CODE (For office use only. Do not write in these columns)". Columns A, B, and C relate to "State or M.T. [mother tongue]," "Country," and "Nativity.", respectively, and were entered to assist in statistical tabulation only. They do not provide any information beyond that found in columns 18-21.

Citizenship, etc.
22. Year of immigration to the United States. 
23. Naturalization.
24. Whether able to speak English.
Occupation & Industry
25. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done, as spinner, salesman, riveter, teacher, etc. 
26. Industry or business, as cotton mill, dry-goods store, shipyard, public school, etc.
27. Class of worker.
28. Whether actually at work yesterday (or the last regular working day)--Yes or No

29. If not, line number on Unemployment Schedule. [Note: Unemployment schedules no longer exist.]
30. Whether a veteran of U.S. military or naval force--Yes or No. 
31. What war or expedition? [World War (WW), Spanish-American War (Sp), Civil War (Civ), 
                             Philippine Insurrection (Phil), Boxer Rebellion (Box), Mexican Expedition (Mex)].
Farm Schedule
32. Number of farm schedule.