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Find more Rankin 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 1,340 less people named Rankin 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 16,218 people named Rankin in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Rankin in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 14,878 people named Rankin were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,572
  • 4,193 were children
  • The average annual income was $1,092
  • 22% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 6% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky
  • 967 were born in foreign countries