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Find more Grinnell 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 355 less people named Grinnell 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 1,752 people named Grinnell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% less people named Grinnell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,397 people named Grinnell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 60 were disabled
  • The average annual income was $1,172
  • 48%, or 187 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 3% reported their race as other than white

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Gros Ventre Indian
  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 60 were born in foreign countries
  • 284 were first-generation Americans