1940 Industry Codes

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This page presents the 1940 census industrial classification system recorded in the IPUMS variable IND. The page shows each industrial category and its corresponding IND code. The industries are organized into several large groupings (e.g., agriculture). In addition to this contemporary system, the IPUMS codes all census years into the 1950 industrial classification scheme, recording them in the variable IND1950.

Industrial Category
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHERY BUSINESS AND REPAIR SERVICES
MINING PERSONAL SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION AMUSEMENT, RECREATION, AND RELATED SERVICES
MANUFACTURING PROFESSIONAL AND RELATED SERVICES
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE GOVERNMENT
FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE NONCLASSIFIABLE

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHERY

001
Agriculture
002
Forestry except logging
003
Fishery

MINING

004
Coal mining
005
Metal mining
006
Crude petroleum and natural gas production, including natural gasoline production
007
Sand and gravel production
008
Stone quarrying
009
Miscellaneous nonmetallic mining
010
Mining, n.s.

CONSTRUCTION

011
All construction

MANUFACTURING

Food and Kindred Products
012
Bakery products
013
Beverage industries
014
Canning and preserving fruits, vegetables, and sea food
015
Confectionery
016
Dairy products
017
Grain-mill products
018
Meat products
019
Miscellaneous food industries
020
Tobacco manufactures


Textile-mill Products
021
Cotton manufactures
022
Silk and rayon manufactures
023
Woolen and worsted manufactures
024
Knit goods
025
Dyeing and finishing textiles
026
Carpets, rugs, and other floor coverings
027
Hats except cloth and millinery
028
Miscellaneous textile goods
029
Textile mills, n.s.


Apparel, and Other Fabricated Textile Products
030
Apparel and accessories
031
Miscellaneous fabricated textile products


Lumber, Furniture, and Lumber Products
032
Logging
033
Sawmills and planing mills
034
Furniture and store fixtures
035
Miscellaneous wooden goods


Paper and Allied Products
036
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills
037
Paperboard containers and boxes
038
Miscellaneous paper and pulp products
039
Printing, publishing, and allied industries


Chemicals and Allied Products
040
Paints, varnishes, and colors
041
Rayon and allied products
042
Miscellaneous chemical industries


Petroleum and Coal Products
043
Petroleum refining
044
Miscellaneous petroleum and coal products
045
Rubber products


Leather and Leather Products
046
Leather (tanned, curried, and finished)
047
Footwear industries except rubber
048
Leather products except footwear


Stone, Clay, and Glass Products
049
Cement, and concrete, gypsum, and plaster products
050
Cut-stone and stone products
051
Glass and glass products
052
Pottery and related products
053
Structural clay products
054
Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral products


Iron and Steel and Their Products
055
Blast furnaces, steel works, and rolling mills
056
Tin cans and other tinware
057
Miscellaneous iron and steel industries


Nonferrous Metals and Their Products
058
Nonferrous metal primary products
059
Clocks, watches, jewelry, and silverware, including metal engraving except for printing purposes, plating, and polishing
060
Miscellaneous nonferrous metal products


Machinery
061
Agricultural machinery and tractors
062
Electrical machinery and equipment
063
Office and store machines, equipment, and supplies
064
Miscellaneous machinery


Transportation Equipment
065
Aircraft and parts
066
Automobiles and automobile equipment
067
Ship and boat building and repairing
068
Railroad and miscellaneous transportation equipment
069
Metal industries, n.s.


Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
070
Scientific and photographic equipment and supplies
071
Miscellaneous manufacturing industries n.e.c.
072
Manufacturing industries, n.s.

TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES

Transportation
073
Air transportation
074
Petroleum and gasoline pipe lines
075
Railroads, including railroad repair shops
076
Railway express service
077
Street railways and bus lines, including suburban and interurban railways
078
Taxicab service
079
Trucking service
080
Water transportation
081
Warehousing and storage
082
Services incidental to transportation
083
Transportation, n.s.


Communication
084
Telephone -- wire and radio
085
Telegraph -- wire and radio
086
Radio broadcasting and television


Utilities
087
Electric light and power
088
Gas works and steam plants
089
Water and sanitary services

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE

090
Wholesale trade


Retail Trade
091
Food stores, except dairy products
092
Dairy products stores and milk retailing
093
General merchandise stores
094
Limited price variety stores
095
Apparel and accessories stores, except shoes
096
Shoe stores
097
Furniture and housefurnishings stores
098
Household appliance and radio stores
099
Motor vehicles and accessories retailing
100
Filling stations
101
Drug stores
102
Eating and drinking places
103
Hardware and farm implement stores
104
Lumber and building material retailing
105
Liquor stores
106
Retail florists
107
Jewelry stores
108
Fuel and ice retailing
109
Miscellaneous retail stores
110
Retail trade, n.s. (may include some returns not specified as to whether the workers were in wholesale or retail trade)

FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE

111
Banking and other finance
112
Insurance
113
Real estate

BUSINESS AND REPAIR SERVICES

114
Advertising
115
Business services, except advertising
116
Automobile storage, rental, and repair services
117
Miscellaneous repair services and hand trades

PERSONAL SERVICES

118
Domestic service
119
Hotels and lodging places
120
Laundering, cleaning, and dyeing services
121
Miscellaneous personal services

AMUSEMENT, RECREATION, AND RELATED SERVICES

122
Theaters and motion pictures
123
Miscellaneous amusement and recreation

PROFESSIONAL AND RELATED SERVICES

124
Educational services
125
Medical and other health services
126
Legal, engineering, and miscellaneous professional services
127
Charitable, religious, and membership organizations

GOVERNMENT

128
Postal service
129
National defense
130
Federal government n.e.c.
131
State and local government

NONCLASSIFIABLE

998
Nonclassifiable
999
N/A: under 14 years old, not in labor force, and institutional inmates in IND and IND50; under 14 years old in UINDUS)


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