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1940 US Census

 

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Address 62 Rear, E Robinwood, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
 
Name Peter Dettenber
Age 41
Estimated Birth Year abt 1899
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Russia
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street E Robinwood
House Number 62 Rear
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Citizenship Alien
Sheet Number 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 76
Occupation Press Operator
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 15
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 6th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 31
Income 1100
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Dorothy Dettenber
Respondent Yes
Age 27
Estimated Birth Year abt 1913
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street E Robinwood
House Number 62 Rear
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 4A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 3rd year
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Donald Gingell
Age 7
Estimated Birth Year abt 1933
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Step-Child
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street E Robinwood
House Number 62 Rear
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 4A
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed None
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00054

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.

Note: Images from the 1940 US Census are courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. You can search the entire 1940 US Census online at: ancestry.com/1940-census.

 

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