1940 Census
Lancaster 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)

1940
Pop.

Enumeration Districts

Lancaster City

61,345

36-52, 36-53, 36-54, 36-55, 36-56, 36-57, 36-58, 36-59,
36-60, 36-61, 36-62, 36-63, 36-64, 36-65, 36-66, 36-67, 36-68, 36-69,
36-70, 36-71, 36-72, 36-73, 36-74, 36-75, 36-76, 36-77, 36-78, 36-79,
36-80, 36-81, 36-82, 36-83, 36-84, 36-85, 36-86, 36-87, 36-88, 36-89,
36-90, 36-91, 36-92, 36-93, 36-94, 36-95, 36-96, 36-97, 36-98,
Alms House 36-102, Insane Asylum 36-103

Adamstown Borough
(see Brecknock Township)

955

36-1

Akron Borough
(see Ephrata Township)

877

36-2

Christiana Borough
(see Sadsbury Township)

1,062

36-6

Columbia Borough

11,547

36-9, 36-10, 36-11, 36-12, 36-13, 36-14, 36-15, 36-16, 36-17

Denver Borough
(see East Cocalico Township)

1,428

36-20

East Petersburg Borough
(Incorporated in 1946)

---

---

Elizabethtown Borough
(see West Donegal Township)

4,315

36-40, 36-41, 36-42

Ephrata Borough

6,199

36-43, 36-44, 36-45, 36-46, 36-47, 36-48

Lititz Borough

4,840

36-106, 36-107, 36-108, 36-109

Manheim Borough

3,831

36-111, 36-112, 36-113

Marietta Borough
(see East Donegal Township)

2,128

36-122

Millersville Borough
(see Manor Township)

1,867

36-124

Mount Joy Borough

2,855

36-125, 36-126

Mountville Borough
(see West Hempfield Township)

967

36-129

New Holland Borough
(see Earl Township)

2,153

36-130

Quarryville Borough
(see Eden Township)

1,120

36-137

Strasburg Borough

1,048

36-145

Terre Hill Borough
(see East Earl Township)

907

36-147

Washington Borough
(see Manor Township)
418 36-153

Bart Township

1,191

36-3

Brecknock Township

1,850

36-4

Caernarvon Township

1,564

36-5

Clay Township

1,732

36-6

Colerain Township

1,244

36-8

Conestoga Township

1,766

36-18

Conoy Township

1,646

36-19

Drumore Township

1,101

36-21

Earl Township

2,875

36-22, 36-23

East Cocalico Township

2,635

36-24, 36-25

East Donegal Township

3,071

36-26, 36-27

East Drumore Township

1,160

36-28

East Earl Township

2,638

36-29, 36-30

East Hempfield Township

4,462

36-31, 36-32, 36-33

East Lampeter Township

3,847

36-34, 36-35, 36-36, 36-37

Eden Township

630

36-38

Elizabeth Township

966

36-39

Ephrata Township
(Scroll down to the 3 small images at the bottom.  The Ephrata Township map is the one on the right side.)

3,235

36-49, 36-50

Fulton Township

1,364

36-51

Lancaster Township
(See Lancaster City)

6,151

(west side) 36-98, 36-99, 36-100; (East side) 36-101

Leacock Township

2,329

36-104, 36-105

Little Britain Township

1,200

36-110

Manheim Township
(Scroll down to the 2 small images at the bottom.  The Manheim Township map is the one on the right side.)

7,610

36-114, 36-115, 36-116, 36-117, 36-118

Manor Township

3,940

36-119, 36-120, 36-121

Martic Township

2,232

36-123

Mount Joy Township
(Scroll down to the 3 small images at the bottom.  The Mount Joy Township map is the one on the right side.)

2,729

36-127, 36-128

Paradise Township

2,574

36-131, 36-132

Penn Township

2,506

36-133, 36-134

Pequea Township

1,524

36-135

Providence Township

1,626

36-136A, 36-136B

Rapho Township

3,525

36-138, 36-139, 36-140

Sadsbury Township

787

36-141

Salisbury Township

3,579

36-142, 36-143, 36-144

Strasburg Township

1,706

36-146

Upper Leacock Township

2,964

36-148, 36-149

Warwick Township

3,311

36-150, 36-151, 36-152

West Cocalico Township

2,528

36-154, 36-155

West Donegal Township

2,397

36-156, 36-157

West Earl Township

2,663

36-158, 36-159

West Hempfield Township

2,747

36-160, 36-161

West Lampeter Township

3,037

36-162, 36-163

Return to GermanNames.com

Try Ancestry.com FREE with a 14-Day Free Trial

2012 McCrea Research, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Content, maps, or any other portions of this site may be linked, but may not be copied to or embedded in other web sites.