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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 477 people named Metter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 83% more people named Metter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 874 people named Metter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 60 reported their race as other than white
  • 59%, or 128 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,955

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

  • 113 were first-generation Americans
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 80 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York