As the population was growing across the United States, the number of people growing in this state was just trickling upward. Just 359,611 people were recorded in the state during this survey, and that meant a decrease in seats in the House of Representatives from two House members down to just one.
This was the last survey in which the state would be awarded two members in the House of Representatives. With a population of 352,428, they managed to hold onto the two seats they'd had for the past several decades.
Vermont achieved a ranking of just forty-second by the time this survey rolled around. It wasn't, however, very important in the world of agriculture because of the location as well as the lack of land area available. Acreage during this year's survey was going for an average of $12.53 per acre.
The population of the state proved to be not as diverse as many other areas, according to this survey. Out of the 8,448 people in the entire state, 99.9% of those, or a total of 8,440, were white. Just three African-Americans were recorded to be in the state at the time.
The state proved to be important to the world of orchard-based products during this survey. Results indicate 1,213,405 bushels of apples came from the state during that particular year. The entire United States just produced 143,105,089. The second most important orchard-based crop in the state proved to be pears, with 16,101 bushels being produced.
Wheat proved to be an important crop to this state during this particular survey. With just 20,748 acres of the crop planted, 337,257 bushels were harvested. Even with numbers like those, though, they only produced .07% of the total crop in the entire country.
Never considered a large or powerful state, even two centuries ago, the total value of the real estate during this survey was just $80,993,100. Of that number, $21,552,428 was personal real estate.
While VT might look small to the average American, this survey said it was quite large in terms of farm land. Vermont census records indicate 2,823,157 acres were dedicated to farming in the state during this particular year. The county with the most farming acreage was Windsor with 362,379 acres.
The state proved to have a set of fairly valuable religious property according to this survey. With 314,120 total people in the state, the total value of the religious property in the state was $1,216,123. The bulk of that value came from the Union Church, with a total property value of $107,950.
Vermont census records indicate this was the year that the state reached one of its highest numbers of representatives. With a total population of 291,948, the state was awarded four representatives in the House, the highest number it would have over the course of the next two centuries.
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