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Find more Cowden 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 198 less people named Cowden 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 2,442 people named Cowden in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Cowden in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,244 people named Cowden were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $1,125
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 96
  • 2,162 rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 205 were first-generation Americans
  • 445 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940