You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Ballenger 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 353 less people named Ballenger in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

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 2,473 people named Ballenger in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% less people named Ballenger in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 2,120 people named Ballenger were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 57%, or 304 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 5% were disabled
  • 41% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,017

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 21 was born in foreign country
  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 1% were born in foreign countries