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Wilmette & Kenilworth in the 1950 Census: Insights & Discoveries

  • 13 Jan 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom

Wilmette & Kenilworth in the 1950 Census: Insights & Discoveries

Speaker: Scott Norrick

The year was 1950. Harry Truman was President of the US, North Korea invaded South Korea igniting the Korean War, African Americans played in the NBA for the first time, and 14 million TV sets were sold -- increasing the number used in the US by 10-fold. Stevie Wonder, Jay Leno and Julius Irving were all born. The US population had just surpassed 150 million. An average annual income in the US was just a little over $3,000 and the average cost of a new home was $8,450. The US Census that had been taken every 10 years starting in 1790 was conducted for the 17th time.

Data from the US Census can reveal a lot of interesting information about a community. In this presentation, Scott Norrick will reveal his findings and insights from reviewing and analyzing US Census data for Wilmette & Kenilworth from the 1950 Census. By looking at a relevant sample of multiple enumeration districts he will provide data and interesting insights on:

  • Birth locations
  • Top employment industries
  • Countries of origin for those foreign born, or with parents that were foreign born
  • Income levels
  • Education levels
  • Military service
  • Unemployment levels
  • Most interesting job titles

Scott has done this analysis on numerous other Illinois and Midwest communities. He will not only provide data and insights on Wilmette & Kenilworth but will also show how these results compare to other communities.

Scott is the proprietor of AncestralPast.com

This presentation is co-hosted and co-sponsored with the Wilmette Public Library.

by ZOOM. Please register on the Library Event Page and a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

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