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Find more Elkins 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 564 more people named Elkins 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 11,409 people named Elkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Elkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 11,973 people named Elkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 14% of women had paying jobs
  • 402 reported their race as other than white
  • 1,140 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,354

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

  • They most commonly lived in Kentucky
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 326 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was French