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1940 US Census


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Address 4036, Baldwin, Orion, Oakland, Michigan, United States
Name Ella Gingell
Respondent Yes
Age 37
Estimated Birth Year abt 1903
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Widowed
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Orion, Oakland, Michigan
Street Baldwin
House Number 4036
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Orion, Oakland, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 15A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 394
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 4000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 1st year
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources Yes
Reference ID 1940-usa-00042

The National Archives released the 1940 US Census to the public on 2nd April 2012, after a mandatory 72-year waiting period.

The 1940 US Census was taken in April 1940 (official date was 1st April, though entries were recorded throughout early April). The Federal government requires a census to be taken once every ten years for the apportionment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first census was taken in 1790. Over the years, the format of census schedules changed and more questions were asked.

Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 US Census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA) programs; and years of education.

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