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Find more Polk 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 2,200 less people named Polk 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 11,422 people named Polk in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% less people named Polk in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,222 people named Polk were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 101
  • 33% were children
  • For 4,699 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was maid

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 823 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Mississippi