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1940 US Census

 

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Address Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 
Name Albert Karl Gyngell 
Respondent Yes
Age 25
Estimated Birth Year abt 1915
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Wisconsin
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Street Osage Avenue
Inferred Residence in 1935 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 5A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 157
Occupation Post Office Carrier
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 37
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed College, 2nd year
Duration of Unemployment 12
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939 25
Income 500
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Lillian W Gyngell 
Respondent Yes
Age 26
Estimated Birth Year abt 1914
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Street Osage Avenue
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 5B
Father's Birthplace New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Occupation Registered Nurse
Woman Marriages No
Woman Age at First Marriage 23
Number of Children Ever Born 0
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed College, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 54
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1300
Income Other Sources No
Native Language English
Usual Occupation Nurseing
Usual Industry Hospital
Usual Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in Government work
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00105

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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