Here are some quick facts about Indiana in 1940:
--The population of the United States in 1940 was 132,164,569.
--3,458,567 people across the country listed Indiana as their birth place.
--The population of Indiana was 3,427,796, an increase of 5.8% from 1930.
--There were 1,725,201 males and 1,1702,595 females.
--1,887,712 people lived in urban areas and 1,540,084 lived in rural areas.
--2,597,509 people were born and lived in Indiana in 1940.
--712,438 people lived in Indiana in 1940 but were born in another state.
--110,992 people lived in Indiana in 1940 but were born in another country.
--681,167 pupils attended school, 59% of children aged 5 to 24.
--1,151,703 people were employed and in the work force.
Within Indiana the top countries of birth outside the United States were:
- Germany: 18,784 people
- Poland: 14,257 people
- Italy: 6,309 people
- Czechoslovakia: 5,782 people
- Canada: 5,588 people
- England: 5,562 people
- Yugoslavia: 5,342 people
How are we going to find our relatives among almost 3 and a half million people in Indiana in 1940? Join with the Indiana Genealogical Society and other genealogy societies and organizations to make a free index to the 1940 census. Learn more about how you can help IGS at http://indgensoc.blogspot.com/2012/03/join-igs-in-indexing-1940-census.html.
Information gathered from http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/1940.html