According to FamilySearch, half of all names from the 1950 U.S. Census Community Project have been reviewed. The map above shows the progress on a state-by-state level. Alaska and Hawaii were still territories in 1950, and will be part of a separate indexing effort.
One of the great things about this project is anyone can help with the review, which is done online. 115,000 people have already volunteered. You can too, by reviewing a few of FamilySearch's computer-generated entries and fixing any errors that you see.
We love FamilySearch for its egalitarian approach to indexing and sharing public records, such as census returns. Once the project is complete, the 1950 census returns will be searchable and downloadable for FREE on FamilySearch.org. We will keep you updated!