Cochran Heights in the 1940 Census

The National Archives released the 1940 census to the public on April 2, 2012, after a
mandatory 72 year waiting period. This was an exciting day for our neighborhood, as 1940 was
the first census taken after most of the homes in our neighborhood were built! Twenty-four
pages of census documents were released for Cochran Heights, and four will be included in
each of the upcoming newsletters until they have all been included.

The original records were handwritten, photographed and stored on microfile. The hand-
written copies you see here were scanned starting in 2009 from the original documents. We
have created a typed version of the records in an effort to make
them more legible. In all probability there are errors. If you notice an error, please email

Data collected from each household during the 1940 census includes:

  • Value of the home, or rent paid each month
  • The name, age, sex, educational attainment, place of birth and residence in 1935
    for each individual
  • Occupation, income, industry and average hours worked each week for each
    individual over the age of 14.

In the next newsletter we hope to have a detailed comparison of the Cochran Heights using
1940 and 2014 data. If you have suggestions or specific questions, please email

Census Bureau Comparison of National Demographics in 1940 and 2010
Original 1940 Census Documents for Cochran Heights
Typed Page 1A
Typed Page 1B
Typed Page 2A
Typed Page 2B