Fifteenth Census Population for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1930

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Census, 1930


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States census records for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 1930. The Census divides the population by categories of Name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or rented, value of home or rent, whether home is a farm residence, whether the home has a radio, college attendance, literacy, birthplace and birthplace of parents, citizenship status, language spoken before coming to United States, year of immigration, occupation or business, class of worker, whether worked the previous day, military status, and war or expedition participated in.

A notable resident listed in this record is John Buckheister. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1929, Buckheister joined the United States Navy on January 10, 1950, five months before the start of full United States involvement in the Korean War. He served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. After his service, he married Dorothea Mae Adams. Buckheister died on March 29, 1995, and is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Murphy, James F


Digital reproduction of original census record by James F. Murphy, April 9, 1930.

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Originally created by James F. Murphy and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.


Murphy, James F and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1930,” RICHES, accessed April 21, 2024,