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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 2,146 people named Elkin in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Elkin in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,129 people named Elkin were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 5% were disabled
  • 63%, or 326 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 181 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,465

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 443 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky