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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 343 people named Idle in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Idle in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 317 people named Idle were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 5% were disabled
  • 3% reported their race as other than white
  • 19% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most fathers originated from Indiana
  • The most common mother tongue was Amharic
  • 42 were first-generation Americans
  • 66 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940