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Find more Carters 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 314 more people named Carters 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 116 people named Carters in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 271% more people named Carters in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 430 people named Carters were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 417 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 20% of adults were unmarried
  • 62%, or 64 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 86

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

  • 75 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 10% were first-generation Americans