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Find more Jim 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 242 more people named Jim 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 584 people named Jim in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 41% more people named Jim in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 826 people named Jim were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 81% reported their race as other than white
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • 21% owned their homes, valued on average at $768

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 293 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Nevada
  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • 20% were born in foreign countries