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Find more Gary 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 771 more people named Gary 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 9,383 people named Gary in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Gary in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,154 people named Gary were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,538 adults were unmarried
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 63%, or 1,544 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 3,334 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Mississippi
  • 255 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana
  • Most fathers originated from Mississippi