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Find more Harter 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 2 less people named Harter 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 6,356 people named Harter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Harter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,354 people named Harter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 46%, or 810 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The average annual income was $1,043
  • 246 were disabled
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 241 were born in foreign countries
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Pennsylvania German
  • 1,163 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940