Family genealogy Census data from the 1950s
Henry G. Cisneros served four terms as mayor of San Antonio. Elected in 1981, the San Antonio native rose to national prominence as President Clinton’s housing and urban development secretary. But in 1950, Mr. Cisneros was two years old and living with his parents George and Elvira Cisneros on Monterey Street on the West Side of San Antonio.
This record is one of millions from the 1950 census. In April of that year, nearly 600 enumerators fanned out across the city of San Antonio on a mission to count the more than 400,000 residents of Bexar County. . By the end of the month, these so-called enumerators interviewed people in 593 census districts and produced tabulation sheets containing information on addresses, neighbors’ names, job titles and education levels.