Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Queens, 1930


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Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Queens, 1930

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Census, 1930


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Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States census records for New York City, Borough of Queens 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 reports 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 in this record is Settimo Sorci, who was born in Italy on January 4, 1893. Sorci came to the United States around 1913. In 1918, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his service, he was transferred multiple times from Company B of the 53rd Pioneer Infantry to Company E of the 329th Infantry, 83rd Division. After his service, he lived in New York and married Anna Giangrasso on November 25, 1924, who was also an Italian immigrant. They had two children: Frances and Anthony. His son, Anthony, served in World War II. After Settimo's wife died, he lived the remainder of his life in Port Richey, Florida. He passed away on April 28, 1989 at the age of ninety-six. Sorci is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, along with his son.

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.


Mason, Henry N


Digital reproduction of original census record by Henry N. Mason, May 11, 1930.

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Originally created by Henry N. Mason 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.


Mason, Henry N and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Borough of Queens, 1930,” RICHES, accessed July 22, 2024,