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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 1,409 people named Nilsen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Nilsen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,511 people named Nilsen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% were children
  • 122 women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $1,279
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • Most mothers originated from Sweden
  • 11% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 46% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York