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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 794 people named Orenstein in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Orenstein in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 837 people named Orenstein were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 80%, or 175 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 89 women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $1,275

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

  • 374 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 11% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 47% were born in foreign countries