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Find more Sterling 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 219 less people named Sterling 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 12,245 people named Sterling in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Sterling in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,026 people named Sterling were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,253 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,356
  • 1,146 women had paying jobs
  • 30% were children
  • 21% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 915 were born in foreign countries
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio