Finding the (ED) Enumeration District numbers on a Census – More Information
11-28-2017 Vicki’s Note – Here is more information from this Family Tree magazine article.
I did find some of my Ancestor’s ED numbers on these sites. They lived in a rural area, so no house address was found. The maps are not complete, but if you find one, it may help you understand the geographical relationship of ED areas to each other/neighborhoods.:
Research Roadmap: Enumeration District Maps
“What are enumeration districts? Since 1880, the US Census Bureau has divided states into numbered enumeration districts (EDs) to organize enumerators’ efforts. Each ED was sized such that one census-taker (enumerator) could count the population there in a day. You can find ED numbers for your ancestor’s hometown using the Unified Census ED Finder tool.”
“Most surviving ED maps are at the National Archives and Records Administration. On FamilySearch.org, you can browse a collection of these maps from the censuses taken between 1910 and 1940, organized by state and county.”
Further information can be found on my May 26, 2017 BLOG posting – click below: