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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 26,781 people named Cochran in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Cochran in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 25,366 people named Cochran were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 3,739 adults were unmarried
  • 7% reported their race as other than white
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,059
  • 16% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most mothers originated from Ohio
  • 2,322 were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • 22% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940