The 16th United States Federal Census was taken for Hartland, Maine between April 2nd and April 27th of 1940


Click below for enlargeable Census Pages:

Part 1 – 1940 U. S. Census for Hartland – Page 1 to Page 8
Part 2 – 1940 U. S. Census for Hartland – Page 9 to Page 16
Part 3 – 1940 U. S. Census for Hartland – Page 17 to Page 24
Part 4 – 1940 U. S. Census for Hartland – Page 25 to Page 33


Transcribed below this sample page from the 1940 Census are Categories, Instructions and Questions asked for each Household.



1. Street, Avenue, Road, etc.

2. House Number (In Cities & Towns)



3. Number of Household in Order of Visitation

4. Home Owned (O) or Rented (R)

5. Value of Home, if owned, or Monthly Rental, if rented

6. Does this Household live on a farm? (Yes or No)



7. Name

Name of each person whose usual residence on April 1, 1940 was in this household

Persons temporarily absent from household. Write “AB” after names of such persons

Children under 1 year of age. Write Infant if child has not been given a first name

Enter “X” after person furnishing information



8. Relation

Relationship of this person to the Head of Household as wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger, lodger’s wife, servant, etc.



9. Sex, Male (M), Female (F)

10. Color or Race

11. Age at Last Birthday

Children under 1 year entered in Months; 2/12, 3/12, 4/12, etc.

12. Marital Status

Single (S), Married (M), Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D)



13. Attended School or College anytime since March 1, 1940? (Yes or No)

14. Highest Grade of School Completed

None (0), 1st to 8th Grade (1, 2, 3, etc), High School (H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4), College (C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4), College (5th or sequential year)



15. Place of Birth

If born in the United States, give State, Territory or Possession

If Foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated as of January 1, 1937

Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English and Irish Free State from Northern Ireland



16. Citizenship of the Foreign Born

Naturalized (NA), Having First Papers (PA), Alien (AL), American Citizen Born Abroad (AmCit)



17. City, Town or Village having 2,500 or more inhabitants. Enter “R” for all other places.

For a person who, on April 1, 1935, was living in the same house as at present, enter in Column 17 “Same House” and for one living in a different house but in the same City or Town, enter “Same Place” leaving Columns 18, 19 and 20 blank in both instances

For a person who lived in a different place, enter City or Town, County and State as directed in instructions. Enter actual place of residence which may differ from mail address

18. County

19. State (or Territory of Foreign Country)

20. On a Farm? (Yes or No)



21. Was this person at work for pay or profit in Private or Non-Emergency Government work during Week of March 24-30? (Yes or No)

22. If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, Public Emergency Work (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during Week of March 24-30? (Yes or No)

23. Was this person seeking work? (Yes or No)

For persons entering “NO” in Columns 21 and 22

24. If not seeking work, did he have a job, business, etc.? (Yes or No)

For persons entering “NO” in Columns 21 and 22

25. Indicate whether engaged in Home Housework (H), in School (S), Unable to Work (U) or Other (Ot)

For persons entering “NO” in Column 21, 22, 23 and 24

26. Number of Hours Worked during Week of March 24-30, 1940?

For persons entering “Yes” in Column 21

27. Duration of Unemployment up to Week March 30, 1940 – In Weeks

For persons entering “Yes” in Column 22 or 23

28. Occupation; Trade, Profession or Particular Type of Work

Occupation, Industry and Class of Worker For a Person at Work, Assigned to Public Emergency Work or with a Job (For persons entering “Yes” in Column 21, 22 or 24) enter present Occupation, Industry and Class of Worker

For a person seeking work (“Yes” in Column 23): a) if he has previous work experience enter last Occupation, Industry and Class of Worker; or b) if he does not have previous work experience, enter “New Worker” in Column 28 and leave Column 29 and 30 Blank

29. Industry; Industry or Business

30. Class of Worker

Wage or Salary Worker in Private (PW), Wage or Salary Worker in Government Work (GW), Employer (E), Working on Own Account (OA), Unpaid Family Worker (NP)

31. Number of Weeks worked in 1939

32. Amount of Money Wages or Salary received (including Commissions)

Income in 1939 -12 Months ending December 31, 1939

33. Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? (Yes or No)

34. Number of Farm Schedule


In addition to the 34 Standard Questions, 16 more Supplementary Questions were asked of persons listed on Line 2 and Line 6 of each Census Page. The Supplementary Questions are seen on the bottom of each Census page above.