A drop in population led to fewer representatives in the US House according to Tennessee census records. The population reached just 2,616,556, leading to only nine House seats total.
The surveys during this decade suggested that most of the population, at least in the world of farming and agriculture, was still dominantly white. Nearly sixty-five percent of farmers in the area were white and owned, instead of rented, their farms. That contributed to the US total of 3,691,868 white farmers who owned their land during the same decade.
This particular year's survey showed the entire state was seventeenth in population throughout the country. That fact didn't stop it from being one of the most farmed states. Nearly three-quarters of the land in the state was tied up in farming operations. Eleven of the state's counties had ninety to ninety-five percent of their total area tied up in farms.
The total number of farms in this state numbered 224,623 when this particular decade was surveyed. Each was an average size of 90.6 acres, making them some of the smallest in the entire country. According to the records, 61,442 of them were between 50 and 100 acres in size. Just 566 were more than 1000 total acres.
Still a farming power in the country, Indian corn proved to be the most important crop in the state during this particular decade. Farmers planted 2,791,324 acres of it and reaped 3,685,650 bushels during harvest. The second most land-eating crop during this survey proved to be oats with 588,138 acres planted.
Long considered a farming power in the US, this decade's survey suggested that cotton was the crop of choice. The state produced nearly 330,621 bales, farming almost 722,562 acres to reach that total number. Sorghum also proved important, as the state produced 3,776,212 gallons according to the survey results.
As the state continued to grow, so did its real estate holdings. One part of the survey reported that residents held $233,035,375 in real estate and paid almost $1,056,261 in taxes during that same decade .
The number of representatives for this state continually fluctuated, but this particular survey saw them drop lower than ever. With just 1,109.801 individuals residing in the entire state, representation had to drop off as well, and it landed just eight total seats as the country grew up around this tiny state.
A strong overall population according to Tennessee census records led to a record number of representatives in the House during this year. The total population of the state was 1,002,717, which meant they got ten representatives in the US House.
Ever a growing area, the state actually made the list of 100 largest urban areas this year. Nashville City came in at 6,929 residents, quite a feat for the area at this early year.
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Population data, including Tennessee census information, is available from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The page details information taken from the 2000 Census, including summary files, the supplementary survey, and information specific to Tennessee counties. Records are available for download in several different formats.