In 2012 we will see 1940! On April 1, 2012, in accordance with a 72-year privacy law, the 1940 census will become available to the public. Genealogists will see their ancestors and life in 1940 America. The National Archives
can give you more details about the census. Here is another website about the 1940 census
that is user friendly. Countdown to 1940!