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Find more Balke relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 101 more people named Balke in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 959 people named Balke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Balke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,060 people named Balke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26% of adults were unmarried
  • For 524 females, Minnie was the most common name
  • 154 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,132
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 92

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As Balke families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Missouri
  • 124 were born in foreign countries
  • 374 were first-generation Americans
  • 13% were born in foreign countries