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1099. Farm Operators--Tenure and Characteristics

[In thousands, except as indicated (2,241 represents 2,241,000)]

 
FARMS WITH
SALES OF
    TENURE AND CHARACTERISTIC ALL $10,000
FARMS AND OVER
-
1982 1987 1992 1997 1982 1987 1992 1997
 
    Total operators 2,241 2,088 1,925 1,912 1,143 1,060 1,019 949
White 2,187 2,043 1,882 1,865 1,127 1,046 1,003 932
Black 33 23 19 18 7 4 5 4
American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 7 7 8 10 2 2 3 4
Asian or Pacific Islander 8 8 8 9 5 5 5 5
Other 6 7 8 10 2 2 3 3
 
Operators of Hispanic origin 1 16 17 21 28 6 6 8 11
 
Female 122 132 145 165 37 42 50 52
 
Under 25 years old 62 36 28 21 39 21 17 12
25 to 34 years old 294 243 179 128 173 147 112 72
35 to 44 years old 443 411 382 371 223 212 217 200
45 to 54 years old 505 455 429 467 264 228 223 232
55 to 64 years old 536 496 430 427 288 263 229 212
65 years old and over 400 447 478 497 156 188 220 222
Average age (years) 50.5 52.0 53.3 54.3 49.1 50.6 51.9 53.2
 
Full owner 1,326 1,239 1,112 1,147 482 445 422 404
Part owner 656 609 597 574 491 454 448 419
Tenant 259 240 217 191 170 161 148 126
 
Principal occupation:
  Farming 1,235 1,138 1,053 962 901 811 754 675
  Other 1,006 950 872 950 242 248 265 274
 
Place of residence: 2
  On farm operated 1,581 1,488 1,379 1,362 833 776 736 681
  Not on farm operated 429 443 409 413 202 215 215 201
 
Years on present farm: 2
  2 years or less 127 114 95 93 53 49 41 35
  3 to 4 years 193 135 133 127 83 56 58 46
  5 to 9 years 360 304 259 264 167 138 121 109
  10 years or more 1,098 1,163 1,113 1,114 638 653 648 616
 
Days worked off farm: 2
  None 862 844 802 755 591 561 536 476
  Less than 100 days 224 200 165 165 141 124 104 98
  100 to 199 days 189 178 162 168 77 80 76 76
  200 days or more 775 737 666 709 213 219 226 229



1 Operators of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
2 Excludes not reported.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Census of Agriculture, vol. 1, quinquennial.

http://www.nass.usda.gov/census/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1099_farm_operators_tenure_and_characteristics.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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