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From the 1910 Census.

The following concerning Morgan county is from the 1910 census:

Population—1910, 12,863; in 1900, 12,175. Number of all farms, 1910, 2,027; number of all farms, 1900, 2,013. Color and nativity of farmers: Native white, 1,897; foreign-born white, 116; negro and other nonwhite, 14.


Sawmill from which comes all the oak lumber used in the district.
Sawmill from which comes all the oak 
lumber used in the district.

Number of Farms, Classified by Size—3 to 9 acres, 40; 10 to 19 acres, 60; 20 to 49 acres, 240; 50 to 99 acres, 525; 100 to 174 acres, 636; 175 to 259 acres, 320; 260 to 499 acres, 172; 500 to 999 acres, 32; 1,000 acres and over, 2.

Land and Farm Area—Approximate land area, 392,960 acres. Land in farms, 1910, 279,822 acres; in 1900, 267,457 acres. Improved land in farms, 1910, 153,263 acres; in 1900, 139,649 acres. Woodland in farms, 113,673 acres. Other unimproved land in farms, 12,886 acres. Per cent of land area in farms, 71.2. Per cent of farm land improved, 54.8. Average acres per farm, 138.0. Average improved acres per farm, 75.6.

Value of Farm Property—All farm property, 1910, $10,948,965. All farm property in 1900, $5,264,420. Per cent increase, 1900-1910, 108.0. Land value, 1910, $7,123,053. Land, 1900, $3,104,410. Buildings, 1910, $1,580,422. Buildings in 1900, $951,010. Implements and machinery, 1910, $344,944. Implements and machinery in 1900, $180,020. Domestic ani- [p.44] mals, poultry and bees, 1910, $1,900,546. Domestic animals, poultry and bees in 1900, $1,028,980.

Per Cent of Value of all Property in—Land, 65.1; buildings, 14.4; implements and machinery, 3.2; domestic animals, poultry and bees, 17.4.

Average Values—All property per farm, $5,402; land and buildings per farm, $4,294; land per acre, 1910, $25.46; land per acre, 1900, $11.61.

Domestic Animals (farms and ranges)—Farms reporting domestic animals, 1,986. Value of domestic animals, $1,810,319.

Cattle—Total number, 15,951. Dairy cows, 5,664; other cows, 1,597; yearling heifers, 1,861; calves, 1,931; yearling steers and bulls, 1,670; other steers and bulls, 3,228; value, $433,558.

Horses—Total number, 7,268. Mature horses, 6,370; yearling colts, 670; spring colts, 228; value, $717,039.

Mules—Total number, 3,269. Mature mules, 2,399; yearling colts, 651; spring colts, 219; value, $396,816.

Asses and burros—Number, 94; value, $27,665.

Swine—Total number, 23,053. Mature hogs, 15,262; spring pigs, 7,791; value, $173,169.


Cattle fattened on the farm help to make "fat" the farm.
Cattle fattened on the farm help to make 
"fat" the farm.

Sheep—Total number, 14,063. Rams, ewes and wethers, 8,307; spring lambs, 5,756; value, $58,114.

Goats—Number, 1,239; value, $3,958.

Poultry and Bees—Number of poultry of all kinds, 154,653; value, $88,724. Number colonies of bees, 582; value, $1,503.

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Farms Operated by Owners—Number of farms, 1910, 1,474; number of farms, 1900, 1,493; per cent of all farms, 1910, 72.7; per cent of farms, 1900, 74.2. Land in farms, 208,912 acres; improved land in farms, 120,711 acres. Value of land and buildings, $6,901,655. Degree of ownership: Farms consisting of owned land only, 1,222; farms consisting of owned and hired land, 252. Color and nativity of owners: Native white, 1,354; foreign-born white, 108; negro and other nonwhite, 12.

Farms Operated by Tenants—Number of farms, 1910, 546; number of farms in 1900, 511; per cent of all farms, 1910, 26.9; all farms, 1900, 25.4. Land in farms, 69,147 acres; improved land in farms, 31,551 acres. Value of land and buildings, $1,726,320. Form of tenancy: Share tenants, 330; share-cash tenants, 39; cash tenants, 161; tenure not specified, 16. Color and nativity of tenants: Native white, 536; foreign-born white, 8; negro and other nonwhite, 2.

Farms Operated by Managers—Number of farms, 1910, 7; number of farms, 1900, 9. Land in farms, 1,763 acres; improved land in farms, 1,001 acres. Value of land and buildings, $75,500.

Mortgage Debt Reports—For all farms operated by owners: Number free from mortgage debt, 934; number with mortgage debt, 537; number with no mortgage report, 3. For farms consisting of owned land only: Number reporting debt and amount, 387; value of their land and buildings, $1,603,610; amount of mortgage debt, $477,199; per cent of value of land and buildings, 29.8.

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Missouri State Board of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin Vol. XIV, No. 2 (February, 1916): A Rural Survey of Morgan County Missouri. Digital version © 2001 Peter Binkley; permission to reproduce for non-commercial purposes is granted.