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Find more Sumter 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 53 more people named Sumter 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 1,031 people named Sumter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Sumter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,084 people named Sumter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 838 reported their race as other than white
  • 41% were children
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • Most immigrants originated from United States