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Find more Center 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 170 more people named Center 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 1,664 people named Center in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Center in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,834 people named Center were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 1,757 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,118
  • 6% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 330 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Okla