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1940 US Census

 

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Address 6, Florence Street, Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States
 
Name Joseph Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 47
Estimated Birth Year abt 1893
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Street Florence Street
House Number 6
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 6B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 164
Occupation Stock Clerk
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 23
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1500
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Bessie Gingell 
Age 44
Estimated Birth Year abt 1896
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Street Florence Street
House Number 6
Inferred Residence in 1935 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 6B
Occupation Shoe Worker
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 20
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 6
Income 60
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Harlan Crandall
Age 45
Estimated Birth Year abt 1895
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Lodger
Home in 1940 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Street Florence Street
House Number 6
Inferred Residence in 1935 Binghamton, Broome, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 6B
Occupation Concrete Finisher
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 2nd year
Duration of Unemployment 12
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 32
Income 1026
Income Other Sources Yes
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00064

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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