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Find more Richmond 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 255 more people named Richmond 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 17,722 people named Richmond in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Richmond in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,977 people named Richmond were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 54%, or 2,425 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 43% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,449
  • 32% were children
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 99

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,245 were born in foreign countries
  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from West Virginia
  • 2,721 were first-generation Americans