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Find more Dayton 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 317 more people named Dayton 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 5,344 people named Dayton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Dayton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,661 people named Dayton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 52%, or 794 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 3% reported their race as other than white
  • 177 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 184 were born in foreign countries
  • 687 were first-generation Americans
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940