1940 Census
Berks County, Pennsylvania

 

The 1940 federal census of the United States is being released for the first time on Monday April 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time.  At that time, the census will be available in digital form direct from the National Archives web site.  The bad news is that there is no index right now to the approximately 3,900,000 images.  This census will eventually be indexed by Ancestry.com and possibly by other subscription genealogy web sites.  There is also a program underway that will create a free index through the LDS Church and their FamilySearch.org web site.  Click here to sign up to help create this index.

Until indexing is available for the 1940 census, the way to find people in the 1940 census will be to determine the "Enumeration District" (ED) of the place where your ancestors lived and view the images for that ED.  This page is designed to help you identify the enumeration district number(s) for Lancaster County municipalities.

Click here for large map showing ED's in Townships (useful if you need to search adjoining areas).  For all municipalities, see the table below.

Table of Enumeration Districts

Click on Municipality name for ED map (on NARA web site).  Most boroughs are shown with the adjoining township, as listed in the table below.

When the census images become available online, you will be able to click on the ED numbers to go directly to the online images.

Municipality
(Click for Map)

Enumeration Districts

 

Reading City

70-1, 70-2, 70-3, 70-4, 70-5, 70-6, 70-7, 70-8, 70-9, 70-10,
70-11, 70-12, 70-13, 70-14, 70-15, 70-16, 70-17, 70-18, 70-19, 70-20,
70-21, 70-22, 70-23, 70-24, 70-25, 70-26, 70-27, 70-28, 70-29, 70-30,
70-31, 70-32, 70-33, 70-34, 70-35, 70-36, 70-37, 70-38, 70-39, 70-40,
70-41, 70-42, 70-43, 70-44, 70-45, 70-46, 70-47, 70-48, 70-49, 70-50,
70-51, 70-52, 70-53, 70-54, 70-55, 70-56, 70-57, 70-58, 70-59, 70-60,
70-61, 70-62, 70-63, 70-64, 70-65, 70-66, 70-67, 70-68, 70-69, 70-70,
70-71, 70-72, 70-73, 70-74, 70-75, 70-76, 70-77, 70-78, 70-79, 70-80,
70-81, 70-82, 70-83, 70-84, 70-85, 70-86, 70-87, 70-88, 70-89, 70-90,
70-91, 70-92, 70-93, 70-94, 70-95, 70-96, 70-97, 70-98, 70-99, 70-100,
70-101, 70-102, 70-103, 70-104, 70-105, 70-106, 70-107, 70-108,
70-109, 70-110, 70-111, 70-112, 70-113, 70-114, 70-115, 70-116,
70-117, 70-118

Bally Borough
(see Washington Township)

6-4

Bechtelsville Borough
(see Washington Township)

6-5

Bernville Borough
(see Penn Township)

6-7

Birdsboro Borough

6-9, 6-10, 6-11

Boyertown Borough

6-12, 6-13, 6-14, 6-15

Centerport Borough
(see Centre Township)

6-19

Fleetwood Borough
(see Richmond Township)

6-33

Hamburg Borough

6-35, 6-36

Kenhorst Borough
(see Cumru Township)

6-41

Kutztown Borough
(see Maxatawny Township)

6-42, 6-43

Laureldale Borough
(see Muhlenberg Township)

6-44

Leesport Borough
(see West Leesport Borough)

6-106

Lenhartsville Borough
(see Greenwich Township)

6-45

Lyons Borough
(see Maxatawny Township)

6-51

Mohnton Borough
(see Cumru Township)

6-56, 6-57

Mt. Penn Borough

6-58, 6-59, 6-60

Robesonia Borough
(see Heidelberg Township)

6-77

Shillington Borough

6-81, 6-82, 6-83, 6-84

Shoemakersville Borough
(see Perry Township)

6-85

Sinking Spring Borough
(see Spring Township)

6-86

St. Lawrence Borough
(see Exeter Township)

6-80

Strausstown Borough
(see Upper Tulpehocken Township)

6-92
Temple Borough
(see Muhlenberg Township)
6-93

Topton Borough
(see Longswamp Township)

6-95, Lutheran Orphan's Home 6-96

Wernersville Borough
(see South Heidelberg Township)

6-103, Wernersville State Hospital 6-88
West Lawn Borough
(see Spring Township)
6-104, 6-105

West Leesport Borough
(see Bern Township)

6-106

West Reading Borough

6-107, 6-108, 6-109, 6-110, 6-111

Womelsdorf Borough
(see Heidelberg Township)

6-114

Wyomissing Borough

6-115, 6-116, 6-117
Wyomissing Hills Borough
(see Spring Township)
6-118

Albany Township

6-1

Alsace Township

6-2

Amity Township

6-3

Bern Township

6-6

Bethel Township

6-8

Brecknock Township

6-16

Caernarvon Township

6-17

Centre Township

6-18

Colebrookdale Township

6-20

Cumru Township

6-21, 6-22, 6-24, 6-26,
Berks County Almshouse and Hospital 6-25

District Township

6-27

Douglass Township

6-28

Earl Township

6-29

Exeter Township

6-30, 6-31, 6-32

Greenwich Township

6-34

Heidelberg Township

6-37, Bethany Orphan's Home 6-38

Hereford Township

6-39

Jefferson Township

6-40

Longswamp Township

6-46, 6-47

Lower Alsace Township

6-48, 6-49

Lower Heidelberg Township

6-50

Maidencreek Township

6-52

Marion Township

6-53

Maxatawny Township

6-54, 6-55

Muhlenberg Township

6-61, 6-62, 6-63, 6-64, 6-67,
Sacred Heart Monastery 6-65, St. Michael's Convent 6-66

North Heidelberg Township

6-68

Oley Township

6-69

Ontelaunee Township

6-70

Penn Township

6-71

Perry Township

6-72

Pike Township

6-73

Richmond Township

6-74

Robeson Township

6-75, 6-76

Rockland Township

6-78

Ruscombmanor Township

6-79

South Heidelberg Township

6-87, Wernersville State Hospital 6-88

Spring Township

6-89, 6-90, 6-91

Tilden Township

6-94

Tulpehocken Township

6-97

Union Township

6-98, 6-99

Upper Bern Township

6-100

Upper Tulpehocken Township

6-101

Washington Township

6-102

Windsor Township

6-112, Pennsylvania State Sanitarium for Tuberculosis 6-113

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