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1940 US Census

 

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Address 19341, Greenlawn, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
 
Name Joseph Gingell 
Age 47
Estimated Birth Year abt 1893
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Malta
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Greenlawn
House Number 19341
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Citizenship Having First Papers
Sheet Number 12A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 243
Occupation Purchasing Agent
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 6000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 44
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 3800
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Maria Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 48
Estimated Birth Year abt 1892
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Germany
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Greenlawn
House Number 19341
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Citizenship Having First Papers
Sheet Number 12A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 4th year
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Dorothy Gingell 
Age 13
Estimated Birth Year abt 1927
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Greenlawn
House Number 19341
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 12A
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 7th grade
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00056

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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