History of Butler County Pennsylvania - 1883

Chapter 16 -- Statistics

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CHAPTER XVI

STATISTICS

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POPULATION FROM 1810 TO 1880 BY TOWNSHIP -- VALUATION -- ESTIMATED YIELD OF CROPS -- SCHOOL STATISTICS.

The following table exhibits the population of the county by townships, at periods of ten years, from 1810 to 1880:
Townships 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880
Adams ... ... ... ... ... 866 973 1156
Allegheny ... ... ... ... ... 881 890 2287
Butler* 453 472 768 1389 2622 1198 984 1008
Butler Borough ... ... 580 861 1148 1399 1935 3163
Buffalo 375 582 1012 1820 2751 1205 1495 1263
Brady ... ... ... ... ... 701 600 772
Center 742 972 1322 1834 1495 829 843 980
Cherry ... ... ... 625 970 907 903 1161
Clay ... ... ... ... ... 1039 1062 1279
Concord ... ... ... ... ... 855 926 1654
Connoquenessing** 1284 977 1944 2692 2518 1098 1051 1191
Clinton ... ... ... ... ... 1021 1132 1048
Clearfield 288 515 617 1103 1924 869 847 999
Cranberry 543 765 1046 1822 2236 931 945 983
Donegal 671 960 1085 1615 1174 999 852 3264
Forward ... ... ... ... ... 1020 1025 1133
Franklin ... ... ... ... 1119 860 1047 1409
Fairview ... ... ... ... 1078 1106 1078 6150
Jackson ... ... ... ... ... 1117 1137 2256
Jefferson ... ... ... ... ... 1457 1234 1533
Lancaster ... ... ... ... ... 1130 1053 1070
Marion ... ... ... ... ... 789 850 1086
Mercer 588 641 771 1233 1296 545 478 1371
Middlesex 538 1010 1231 1692 2259 1034 1010 1101
Muddy Creek 395 868 1317 1998 1142 1094 972 1006
Oakland ... ... ... ... ... 919 926 1039
Parker 399 659 945 1364 769 1170 1309 2516
Penn ... ... ... ... ... 914 837 1131
Slippery Rock 658 865 1541 1507 1490 993 879 1424
Summit ... ... ... ... ... 939 1304 1266
Venango 377 353 499 822 1473 836 902 1322
Washington ... ... ... ... 1003 993 996 1287
Winfield ... ... ... ... ... 1134 1121 1092
Worth ... ... ... ... ... 928 893 1076
Total 7346 10193 14683 22371 30346 35594 36510 52536

*This township in 1850 was divided into North and South Butler, the former having a population of 1,415 and the latter 1,207, making a total of 2,622.

**This township in 1850 was divided into East and West Connoquenessing. The former division had a population of 1,142 and the latter 1,376, total 2,518.

Valuation.

(Showing the amount of the assessed value of taxable property as returned by the Assessors and equalized by the County Commissioners for 1882:
Townships and Boroughs. Real Estate. Total Value***
Adams $287,326 $306,862
Allegheny 217,513 255,175
Butler 260,194 274,995
Buffalo 266,585 284,602
Brady 174,740 189,088
Concord 308,803 335,181
Clearfield 171,599 182,434
Cherry 211,435 233,805
Cranberry 259,837 278,734
Clay 249,943 272,951
Clinton 265,171 290,096
Centre 225,687 242,089
Connoquenessing 234,250 253,330
Donegal 320,571 351,827
Forward 235,300 251,780
Franklin 267,744 282,573
Fairview 453,305 503,556
Jackson 272,134 289,829
Jefferson 257,178 272,867
Lancaster 239,053 251,848
Mercer 161,587 180,036
Muddy Creek 249,676 265,409
Middlesex 268,933 287,510
Marion 216,923 229,395
Oakland 239,878 253,388
Parker 336,652 379,049
Penn 235,842 380,297
Summit 219,065 232,738
Slippery Rock 282,713 301,122
Venango 202,377 222,818
Washington 253,902 273,062
Winfield 229,853 242,274
Worth 252,835 276,539
Butler Borough 493,398 525,788
Centreville Borough 52,173 58,517
Fairview Borough 49,494 57,054
Karns City Borough 24,000 32,295
Millerstown Borough 54,132 65,176
Petrolia Borough 26,291 86,849
Prospect Borough 58,431 64,720
Sunbury Borough 28,656 31,698
Saxonburg Borough 89,721 94,716
Harrisville Borough 48,136 55,227
Harmony Borough 81,938 90,925
Portersville Borough 31,360 35,135
Zelienople Borough 82,046 94,716

***Including the value of horses and cows, occupations, and money at interest.

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Crops.

Estimated yield of crops per acre for 1880: Wheat, 18 bushels: rye, 16 bushels; oats, 30 bushels; corn, 30 bushels; potatoes, 110 bushels; hay, 1800 pounds.

Average yield per acre for five years prior to 1880: Wheat, 15 bushels, rye, 30 bushels; oats, 27 bushels; corn, 40 bushels; potatoes, 101 bushels; hay, 2000 pounds.

School Statistics.

The following statistics are for the school year ending June 6, 1881. Taken from the Report of the Superintendent of Instruction.

The total estimated value of school property in Butler county is $235,304. We append the following table of statistics:
Districts Whole
number
of
schools.
Average
number
of
months
taught.
Number
of
male
teachers.
Number
of
female
teachers.
Number
of
male
pupils.
Number
of
female
pupils.
Total
amount
of
tax
levied
for
school
and
building
purposes.
Total
receipts.
Total
expenditures.
Adams 6 5 2 4 159 106 $1696.26 $2264.67 $2243.52
Allegheny 8 5 6 6 273 231 1850.00 2342.20 2322.00
Brady 6 5 3 5 114 100 1467.60 1836.28 1440.67
Buffalo 4 7 3 3 194 181 1044.01 1207.16 1029.66
Butler Borough 11 8 3 9 310 337 3862.76 6252.54 6269.41
Butler Town'ip 6 5 3 3 115 79 974.26 1178.76 962.00
Center 5 8 5 4 144 122 1401.24 1606.67 1333.18
Centreville 2 5 2 ... 55 56 429.14 842.82 506.22
Cherry 6 5 1/3 3 6 143 121 1109.47 1248.16 1238.59
Clay 6 5 6 8 172 149 1468.24 1540.94 1778.52
Clearfield 6 5 4 2 149 104 896.38 1551.25 1551.25
Clinton 6 5 6 ... 161 126 1542.76 1969.76 1678.37
Concord 9 6 8 7 216 219 1832.21 2717.67 2234.41
Connoquenessing 7 5 5 2 203 155 1531.94 1838.99 1756.01
Cranberry 6 5 2 4 127 101 760.95 1417.76 1123.02
Donegal 6 8 3 3 243 229 ..... 1891.65 1891.65
Evansburg (Ind) 2 5 1 1 40 49 528.88 1708.88 1728.34
Fairview Bor 2 6 1 1 55 52 644.54 1039.51 728.18
Fairview Tow'p 14 6 11 3 458 421 4237.64 8253.73 5964.45
Forward 7 5 5 2 186 160 1264.71 1866.58 1799.93
Franklin 5 6 6 3 112 78 716.82 1197.81 1007.05
Franklin (Ind) 1 5 2 ... 18 11 144.23 194.66 144.97
Harmony 2 5 1 1 50 53 355.18 542.26 399.06
Harrisville 2 8 1 1 49 57 444.62 630.44 545.46
Jackson 7 5 5 2 134 134 1368.63 1459.24 1404.24
Jefferson 4 5 7/8 3 1 132 128 705.08 1161.13 993.66
Jefferson (Ind) 1 5 1 ... 18 22 278.72 311.27 298.71
Karns City Bor. 3 5 ... 3 95 91 546.16 1112.90 1080.66
Lancaster 7 5 3 4 162 125 1007.14 1546.13 1495.49
Marion 6 6 5 6 144 109 1583.70 2076.15 1803.95
Mercer 5 7 3 7 124 114 1503.45 1838.25 1458.93
Middlesex 7 5 4 3 141 116 1186.44 1544.05 1404.05
Millerstown bor 4 6 1 3 118 123 2248.86 2402.77 2562.37
Muddy Creek 6 7 3 3 118 88 972.09 1573.57 1316.34
Oakland 6 7 6 6 131 150 589.49 1276.74 1056.59
Parker 13 6 8 5 364 345 2977.10 3033.59 2967.70
Penn 6 5 4 2 145 134 823.12 1620.28 1251.52
Petrolia 3 6 1 2 104 101 1005.54 1255.57 1229.64
Portersville 1 8 1 ... 43 41 191.54 329.92 283.92
Prospect 2 5 1/2 1 1 44 51 369.23 561.67 517.03
Saxonburg 1 6 1 ... 34 24 99.47 428.36 297.23
Slippery Rock 8 7 4 17 116 108 1242.50 1929.86 1810.70
Sunbury, West 1 6 1 ... 30 29 214.53 274.52 230.81
Summit 6 5 4 2 153 148 1004.30 1595.90 992.58
Venango 6 6 5 7 175 146 1280.00 2215.96 1576.09
Washington 7 5 2/3 3 10 199 194 1721.11 1920.28 1908.96
Winfield 5 5 3 2 138 110 866.10 1459.36 846.14
Worth 8 5 7 1 170 154 1399.14 1659.50 1735.23
Zelienople 2 6 ... 2 54 80 312.62 517.44 457.69
Totals 260 5.80 169 168 6832 6162 $55699.90 $82245.56 $72656.18

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