Fifteenth Census Population for East Orange, New Jersey, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for East Orange, New Jersey, 1930

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Census, 1930


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States Census records for East Orange, New Jersey, for 1930. The census divides the population into 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, and whether the home has a radio. It also records 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 they worked the previous day, military status, and the war or expedition participated in.

A notable resident listed is Robert Clark Kates (1918-1996). Born on March 6, 1918, in Newark, New Jersey, Kates served a long career in the United States Army. He graduated from the United State Military Academy at West Point in 1942 and became an officer in the United States Coast Artillery Corps. In 1953, after obtaining a law degree from Georgetown University, Kates transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). After his service, Kates taught at the University of Georgia before moving to Nassau, Florida. He died on April 29, 1966, and is buried in the 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 Project. 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.


Waters, Harry


Digital reproduction of original census recorded by Harry Waters, April 4, 1930.

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East Orange, New Jersey

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Originally created by Harry Waters 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.


Waters, Harry and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for East Orange, New Jersey, 1930,” RICHES, accessed April 25, 2024,