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Wilmette & Kenilworth in the 1950 Census (Virtual)

Insights & Discoveries

2024-01-13 13:00:00 2024-01-13 14:30:00 America/Chicago Wilmette & Kenilworth in the 1950 Census (Virtual) Discover what the US Census can reveal about the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities in 1950! Co-hosted by the North Suburban Genealogical Society.  Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Saturday, January 13
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-01-13 13:00:00 2024-01-13 14:30:00 America/Chicago Wilmette & Kenilworth in the 1950 Census (Virtual) Discover what the US Census can reveal about the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities in 1950! Co-hosted by the North Suburban Genealogical Society.  Wilmette Public Library - Zoom Adult/Teen

Wilmette Public Library

Zoom Adult/Teen

Discover what the US Census can reveal about the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities in 1950! Co-hosted by the North Suburban Genealogical Society. 

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 10-fold. Stevie Wonder, Jay Leno and Julius Irving were all born. The US population had just surpassed 150 million. The 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 is a joint program with the North Suburban Genealogical Society. Please join us for a short meeting prior to the presentation. All are welcome.

This program will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Presentation |

TAGS: | Virtual | Genealogy | Family History |

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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

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