A change in law and population jump that was not quite as high as other states led to a decrease in the number of available seats in the House of Representatives for this state. Down from eleven total seats, the state was just given ten based on its population of 2,939,006 that year.
There were 124 nurseries in the state during this survey, and together, they sold a total of $263,640 in products. The total land area consumed by these establishments was 124 acres, down from 152 during the previous decade.
With a rank of twenty-fourth in land area and thirteenth in population, the state's steady growth only continued. What's more, though, is that the value of farm property was on a steady increase. Up nearly 74% from just a decade before, the total value was $1,413,118,785.
The people here were quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the dairy industry. Almost 156,136 farms reported having dairy products, for a total estimated value of $826,779,711. They produced 472,274,264 gallons of milk during that single year.
The state was fast becoming an important part of the orchard-growth during this year. A record 1,591,747 bushels of apples came from the state, and 1,383,070 apple-bearing trees were reported in the state.
Wisconsin has always held quite an attraction for many, and during this survey, that attraction proved important, as the population numbers all over the United States, but particularly in this area continued to go up. With a total of 1,315,497 individuals, they were awarded a total of nine seats in the House of Representatives, a record for the state as a whole.
Much of the state remained rural farmers during this survey year. Of the 751,704 individuals in the state over the age of ten, just 292,808 were part of the labor force. The bulk of those, 267,263, were men, while just 25,535 were women who had become part of the state's labor efforts.
Representation within the state made a jump this year. Sitting at three seats in the House of Representatives during the previous decade, a total population of 775,881 led to six total seats for the state as people continued to flock to it.
The state may have been growing, but most of that growth came from individuals who were born outside of the state. Of the 304,756 white individuals in the state at the time, just 54,312 of them were born within the boundaries of the state. The bulk of that group, 64,001, were born in another state.
Wisconsin census records indicate a population of just 30,945 individuals throughout the entire state during the course of this year. That resulted in an award of two representatives in the House. This is the first year the survey was taken in this part of the country. The territory would not be admitted to the union until later in the decade.
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