The National Archive recently released the 1940 Census forms and it reveals just how much our country has changed in the last 70+ years. They U.S. Census developed some infographics to share the data and they are published below.
It’s interesting to note how much has changed for American men. A couple of items that popped out while reading the statistics.
1. There are more women than men - In 1940, there were 100.7 men for every 100 women. In 2010, there are 96.7 men for every 100 women.
2. Men marry much later than they used to. Since 1940, there’s been an increase of 21.7% increase in men (ages 20-34) who’ve never been married. Indicating what most folks already know: men (and women) are marrying much later in life.
The rest of the data in the infographics is fascinating, too. For both men and women. Take a look.
What the 1940 Census Records Reveal About the Modern, American Man [with Infographic] – GoodSirs.net