The total population swelled this year, and that made for a change in the number of house seats available to this state. The population grew to 5,824,715, and that sent the total number of representatives to twenty-one. That number rose from just eighteen House seats in the decade prior to this survey.
Of the 266,843 farms that reported dairy cows according to Texas census records, there were a total of 833,586 dairy cows in the state. The survey also indicated that made for 174,786,142 total gallons of milk produced during that particular year.
The single largest state in the union at the time in terms of largest, the state only ranked fifth in population during this survey. The price of acreage at the time was valued to be an average of $14.53 per acre, but nearly ninety-one counties in the state suggested their average price was less than $10 per acre.
There were a total of 352,198 farms throughout the state during this survey year. 857.2, though, was the average acreage per farm. Documentation suggests 88,587 of those farms ran fifty to one hundred acres in size, while 71,392 were 100 to 175 acres. The bulk of farms in the state were managed by owners instead of renters.
While Indian Corn consumed the most number of acres in this state according to Texas census records, it only produced 60,112,150 bushels of results from the 3,079,907 acres planted of it. Just 528,924 acres of oats were planted, but the harvest offered 12,581,360 total bushels. The least planted crop in the state was buckwheat, with just ninety acres in the entire state being devoted to it.
Like much of the country at the time, the state was steeped in agriculture during this particular survey. As with many southern states, Texas proved to be important to the world of cotton, producing 805,284 bales from the 2,178.435 acres it planted. Molasses also proved important to the state, as they produced 810,605 gallons.
The state showed strong population growth over the last survey, as the total population count in this particular year came to 818,579. Fortunately, that also increased the representation of the state in the House. It offered them six seats over their previous four.
An agricultural power in the US, the total value of farms during this survey was recorded at $88,101,320. Of that number, $6,259,452 in machinery was reported during the same survey.
The state remained in its infancy according to population numbers available during this survey year. Just 212,592 individuals were reported to live within the boundaries of the state, and that made the total number of House seats available to the state a total of two.
Just after the revolution, the state remained rather small by today's standards. Settlements were scattered across the state, and the total number of individuals according to the survey was 70,000.
Researchers looking for Texas census information can access data from the Texas State Data Center. The Data Center provides a variety of data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses. The page also includes links to Texas population estimates and an article detailing the differences in data collected during the count.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission can provide users with Texas census information. The webpage lists the population count or estimate for both Texas and the entire U.S. for each year starting in 1850. This resource also includes links to more detailed information that researchers can use when studying population counts.