Urban Growth in America: Philadelphia, 1774-1930

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, and aggregate data
  • Warner, Sam Bass
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
cities; economic conditions; historical data; immigration; industry; occupations; politics; population dynamics; population migration; urban areas; urban population; urbanization
  • Abstract

    This study contains aggregate economic, political, and social data for the city of Philadelphia in the period 1774-1930. Data are provided for occupational categories in 1774 and 1860 (Parts 1 and 3), the place of birth of the city inhabitants in 1860 (File 2), and for workers aged 10 and over in 1930, tabulated by ward and industry group (Part 4).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1774 Occupation
    • DS2: 1860 Nativity
    • DS3: 1860 Occupation Summary
    • DS4: 1930 Gainful Workers
Temporal Coverage
  • 1774 / 1930
    Time period: 1774--1930
Geographic Coverage
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The city of Philadelphia in the period 1774-1930.
Collection Mode
  • Users should consult Sam Bass Warner, Jr., THE PRIVATE CITY: PHILADELPHIA IN THREE PERIODS OF ITS GROWTH, for additional information about the data.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 56 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Warner, Sam Bass, Jr.. The Urban Wilderness: A History of the American City. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1995.
  • Warner, Sam Bass, Jr.. If all the world were Philadelphia: A scaffolding for Urban History, 1774-1930. American Historical Review.74, (1), 26-43.1968.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1857628 (URL)
  • Warner, Sam Bass, Jr.. The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of its Growth. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1968.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15