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Find more Polster 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 19 more people named Polster 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 650 people named Polster in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Polster in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 669 people named Polster were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4 reported their race as other than white
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Joseph
  • The average annual income was $1,226
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,992

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

  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 38% were first-generation Americans
  • 20% were born in foreign countries
  • 130 were born in foreign countries