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Find more Anderson 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 18,093 more people named Anderson 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 444,212 people named Anderson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Anderson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 462,305 people named Anderson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 13% reported their race as other than white
  • 52%, or 62,278 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Sweden
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 124,400 were first-generation Americans
  • 71,710 were born in foreign countries