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Find more Yates 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 1,453 more people named Yates 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 29,771 people named Yates in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Yates in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 31,224 people named Yates were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 10,489 were children
  • 2,437 women had paying jobs
  • 54%, or 4,116 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 98

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,231 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,849 were first-generation Americans