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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 5,557 people named Whelan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Whelan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,654 people named Whelan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,398 adults were unmarried
  • 5,420 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The average annual income was $1,304
  • 587 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,598

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 644 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 15% were born in foreign countries
  • 815 were born in foreign countries