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Find more Slate 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 217 more people named Slate 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 2,623 people named Slate in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Slate in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,840 people named Slate were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 1,415 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 5% reported their race as other than white
  • 56%, or 373 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 229 women had paying jobs

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

  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 301 were first-generation Americans
  • 121 were born in foreign countries
  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940