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About the 1900 Pitt County Census Database

Pitt County Census Information
Two types of census information are useful for historical research. Actual manuscript returns provide a variety of information about individuals living in a place. Aggregate census data can be used to understand socio-economic trends in states, counties, or incorporated places. This site features a database of information transcribed from the original manuscript returns for the 1900 census of Pitt County, socio-economic reports generated from the database, and aggregate census data for Pitt County extracted from census reports published in 1900 and 1910.

Scope and Content
The United States has taken a census of the population every ten years since 1790. Beginning in 1850, census takers recorded all members of each household they encountered. Such actual returns are generally available on microfilm in libraries. Aggregate census data--statistical information drawn from the decennial head counts--have been published by the United States government following each census. These printed volumes provide statistics pertaining to population, agriculture, manufacturing, and other subjects, but not information about individuals.

In 1900, the census listed names, family relationships, occupations, and facts that reflect demographic and educational trends. The 1900 census form included the following categories: street and house number (in cities), dwelling number, family number, name, relationship, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, "mother of how many children," number of those children living, place of birth, father’s place of birth, mother’s place of birth, year of immigration to the United States, number of years in the United States, naturalization, occupation, number of months employed, number of months in school, ability to read, ability to write, ability to speak English, whether property was rented or owned, whether property was owned free or mortgaged, whether property was a farm or a house, and (for farms) the number in the accompanying farm schedule. This database contains all of these categories excepting house numbers and the three related to citizenship (nearly all residents of the county were natives of the United States).

Census takers recorded a total 30,889 inhabitants within the following townships during the month of June, 1900: Beaverdam, Belvoir, Bethel, Carolina, Chicod, Contentnea, Falkland, Farmville, Greenville, Greenville North of the Tar River, Pactolus, and Swift Creek. Persons in towns and minor civil divisions, including the town of Greenville, were recorded separately. Currently, this database contains records for the inhabitants of Beaverdam Township, Greenville North of the Tar River Township, and the town of Greenville. Data for additional townships will be added as data entry is completed.

In 1900 Pitt County, like most of North Carolina, was rural in nature. "Farmer" was the most common occupation. Many farmers undoubtedly grew tobacco, but the census does not specify this. In towns, however, many occupations are represented. To date, over 200 persons, most living in the town of Greenville, were engaged in some activity related to the tobacco industry. These included buyers of tobacco, warehousemen, and workers in warehouses and processing plants.

The condition of the original census returns has made the transcription very difficult. Many names are obscured by markings or by tape applied to the sheets at a later date. The legibility of names recorded by different census takers varies considerably. Names that could not be read at all were left blank. Those that were partially legible or that might be incorrect include the designations "?" or "sp." Names that were misspelled by the census takers have not been corrected.

1900 Aggregate Census Population Data for Pitt County, Part I
Census Reports

Volume I
 
 
 

Twelfth Census of the United States,

Taken in the Year 1900
 
 

William R. Merriam, Director
 
 
 

P O P U L A T I O N

Part I
 

Prepared Under the Supervision of William C. Hunt,

Chief Statistician for Population
 
 

Washington

United States Census Office

1901



COUNTIES

Table 4.--Population of States and Territories by Counties, at Each Census: 1790-1900

p. 33
Pitt County

1900 -- 30,889
 

MINOR CIVIL DIVISIONS

Table 5.--Population of States and Territories by Minor Civil Divisions: 1890 and 1900

p. 293
1900

Pitt County -- 30,889
Beaverdam township -- 1,312
Belvoir township -- 1,342
Bethel township, including Bethel town -- 2,279
Bethel town -- 457
Carolina township, including Keelsville town -- 1,604
Keelsville town -- 42
Chicod township, including Grimesland town -- 3,721
Grimesland town -- 277
Contentnea township, including Ayden and Winterville towns and part of Grifton town -- 4,047
Ayden town -- 557
Grifton town (part of) -- 200
Total for Grifton town, in Contentnea and Swift Creek townships -- 229
Winterville town -- 243
Falkland township, including Falkland town -- 2,139
Falkland town -- 139
Farmville township, including Farmville town and Marlboro village -- 2,361
Farmville town -- 262
Marlboro village -- 111
Greenville township, including Greenville town -- 7,323
Greenville town -- 2,565
Pactolus township, including Pactolus town -- 1,679
Pactolus town -- 52
Swift Creek township, including Centerville village and part of Grifton town -- 3,082
Grifton town (part of ) -- 29
 

SEX, GENERAL NATIVITY, AND COLOR

Table 18.--Male and Female and Native and Foreign Born Population, by Counties: 1880 to 1900

p. 515
1900

Pitt County
  Males -- 15,500
  Females -- 15,389
  Native Born -- 30,881
  Foreign Born -- 8
 

Table 19.--White , negro, and Indian population , by counties: 1880-1900

p. 551
1900

Pitt County
  White -- 15,397
  Negro -- 15,492
  Indian -- ----
 

Table 22.--Native and Foreign Born and White and Colored Population, Classified by Sex, by
Counties:  1900

p. 595
Pitt County

Native Born
  Males -- 15,494
  Females -- 15,387
Foreign Born
  Males -- 6
  Females -- 2
Native White--Native Parents
  Males -- 7,911
  Females -- 7,464
Native White--Foreign Parents
  Males -- 8
  Females -- 6
Foreign White
  Males -- 6
  Females -- 2
Total Colored (Persons of negro descent, Chinese, Japanese, and Indians)
  Males -- 7,575
  Females -- 7,917
Negro (Includes all persons of negro descent)
  Males -- 7,575
  Females -- 7,917
 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Table 34.--Foreign Born Population, Distributed According to Country of Birth, by Counties: 1900

p. 774
Pitt County

Total foreign born -- 8
  France -- 1
  Germany -- 1
  Ireland -- 2
  Other countries -- 4
 

CITIZENSHIP , AND YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES

Table 92.--Total Males 21 Years of Age and Over, Classified by General Nativity, Color, Citizenship, and Literacy , by Counties: 1900

p. 993
Pitt County

Aggregate -- 6,872
  Native White
     Literate -- 2,973
     Illiterate -- 815
  Native Negro
     Literate -- 1,276
     Illiterate -- 1,804
  Foreign Born
    Naturalized
        Literate -- 3
           First papers filed
                  Illiterate -- 1

1900 Aggregate Census Population Data for Pitt County, Part II
Census Reports

Volume II
 

Twelfth Census of the United States,

Taken in the Year 1900
 
 

William R. Merriam, Director
 
 
 

P O P U L A T I O N

Part II
 

Prepared Under the Supervision of William C. Hunt,

Chief Statistician for Population
 
 
 
 

Washington

United States Census Office

1902




DWELLINGS AND FAMILIES

Table XC.--Number and average size of private families, by counties:  1900

p. clxxii
Pitt County

Private Families
  Number -- 6,060
  Population -- 30,669
  Average size -- 5.1
 

SCHOOL , MILITIA , AND VOTING AGES

Table 26.--Persons of School, Militia ,and Voting Ages, by Sex, General Nativity, and Color, by Counties:  1900

p. 197
Pitt County
 

5 to 20 years, Inclusive
Males 18 to 44 years, Inclusive
Males 21 Years and Over
Native white
Foreign white
Negro
Other colored
Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Native white Foreign white Negro Other colored Native white Foreign white Negro Other colored
2,969
2,814
2
---
3,155
3,250
---
---
2,978
3
2,534
---
3,788
4
3,080
---

 

ILLITERACY

p. 481
Pitt County

Table 84.--Total Illiterate Population 10 Years of Age and Over, Classified by General Nativity and Color, by Counties:  1900
 

Aggregate
Native White
Foreign White
Colored
(Persons of negro descent, Chinese, Japanese, and Indians)
Native parents
Foreign parents
Total
Negro
8,493
2,250
7
4
6,232
6,232

DWELLINGS AND FAMILIES

Table 103.--Population, Dwellings, and Families, by Counties:  1900

p. 633
Pitt County
 

Total population
Total dwellings
Total families
Private Families
Number
Population
30,889
5,933
6,087
6,060
30,669

PROPRIETORSHIP OF HOMES

Table 106.--Private Families Occupying Owned and Hired and Free and Encumbered Homes, by Counties:  1900

p.  687
Pitt County
 

Total private families Farm Homes Other Homes
Total
Owned
Hired
Unknown
Total
Owned
Hired
Unknown
Free
Encumbered
Unknown
Free  Encumbered  Unknown 
6,060
3,836
1,106
358
109
2,245
18
2,224
388
60
31
1,361
384
1900 Aggregate Census Agriculture Data for Pitt County, Part I
Census Reports

Volume V
 
 

Twelfth Census of the United States,

Taken in the Year 1900
 
 

William R. Merriam, Director
 
 

A G R I C U L T U R E

Part I

Farms, Live Stock, and Animal Products
 
 

Prepared Under the Direction of Le Grand Powers,

Chief Statistician for Agriculture
 
 
 

Washington

United States Census Office

1902









STATISTICS OF AGRICULTURE

Table 10.--Farms, June 1, 1900, Classified by Acreage, Tenure, and Color of Farmer, with Averages and Percentages, by Counties

p. 110
Pitt County
 

All Farms
Number
Average size in acres
Classified by acreage
Classified by tenure
Under 3 acres
3 and under 10 acres
10 and under 20
acres
20
and under 50
acres
50 and 
under
100
acres
100 and 
under
175
acres
175 and 
under
260
acres
260 and
under
500
acres
500
and
under
1,000
acres
1,000 
acres
and 
over
Owners
Part owners
Owners and tenants
Managers
Cash tenants
Share tenants
4,022
88.3
12
106
342
1,484
999
625
238
139
58
19
1,426
186
5
31
340
2,034

Table 10.--Continued

p. 111
Pitt County
 

Farms of White Farmers
Farms of Colored Farmers
Per cent of farms operated by-
Per cent of farms operated by-
Number
Classified by tenure
Number
Classified by tenure
Owners Part owners Owners and tenants Managers Cash tenants Share tenants Owners Part owners Owners and tenants Managers Cash tenants Share tenants White farmers Colored farmers Owners Part owners Owners and tenants Managers Cash tenants Share tenants
2,449
1,287
119
5
29
203
806
1,573
139
67
-
2
137
1,228
60.9
39.1
35.5
4.6
0.1
0.8
8.4
50.6

Table 35.--Number and Total Value of Specified Domestic Animals on Farms and Ranges, June 1, 1900, by Counties

p. 466
Pitt County
 

Number of farms
Domestic Animals
Neat Cattle
Number of farms reporting
Total value
Calves under 1 year
Steers 1 and under 2 years
Steers 2 and under 3 years
Steers 3 years and over
Bulls 1 year and over
Heifers 1 and under 2 years
Dairy cows 2 years and over
Other cows 2 years and over
4,022
3,763
447,244
2,210
664
300
535
263
1,024
2,451
1,875

Table 35.-- Continued

p. 467
Pitt County
 

Horses
Mules
Asses and burros, all ages
Sheep
Swine, all ages
Goats, all ages
Received in 1899 from sale of live animals
Value of animals slaughtered on farms in 1899
Colts under 1 year
Colts 1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
Colts under 1 year
Colts 1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
Lambs under 1 year
Ewes 1 year and over
Rams and wethers 1 year and over
42
66
2,766
14
70
1,993
3
448
794
760
40,254
947
21,736
169,554

Table 40.--Number of Specified Domestic Animals in Barns and Inclosures, Not on Farms or Ranges, June 1, 1900, by Counties

p. 550
Pitt County
 

Number of inclosures reporting domestic animals
Neat Cattle
Total
Calves under 1 year
Steers 1and under 2 years
Steers 2 and under 3 years
Steers 3 years and over
Bulls 1 year and over
Heifers 1and under 2 years
Dairy cows 2 years and over
Other cows 2 years and over
192
196
57
18
5
11
3
14
81
7

Table 40.--Continued

p.  551
Pitt County
 

Horses
Mules
Asses and burros, all ages
Sheep
Swine, all ages Goats, all ages
Total
Colts under 1
Colts 1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
Total
Colts under 1 year
Colts 1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
Total
Lambs under 1 year
Ewes 1 year and over
Rams and wethers 1 year and over
206
-
2
204
44
-
1
43
4
1
-
1
-
351
13

Table 44.--Dairy Products of Farms and Ranges in 1899, by Counties

p. 614
Pitt County
 

Number of farms reporting dairy products
Value of all dairy products
Value of dairy products consumed on farms
Milk
Cream
Butter
Cheese
Gallons produced
Gallons sold
Gallons sold
Pounds made
Pounds sold
Pounds made
Pounds sold
1,343
53,683
50,777
476,136
11,330
-
56,615
3,811
-
-

Table 47.--Poultry and Eggs, and Bees, Honey, and Wax on Farms and Ranges, by Counties

p. 657
Pitt County
 

Poultry and Eggs
Bees, Honey, and Wax
Number of fowls 3 months old and over, June 1, 1900
Value of all poultry, June 1, 1900
Value of poultry raised in 1899
Dozens of eggs produced in 1899
Swarms of bees, June 1, 1900
Value of bees, June 1, 1900
Pounds of honey produced in 1899
Pounds of wax produced in 1899
Chickens, including Guinea fowls
Turkeys
Geese
Ducks
73,671
6,227
12,558
1,971
31,488
58,210
366,730
2,963
3,030
23,880
2,060

Table 49.--Wool, Mohair and Goat hair, Shorn in Fall of 1899 and Spring of 1900, by Counties

p. 680
Pitt County

A.--Wool

Fleeces shorn -- 1,570
Weight, in pounds, of fleeces unwashed -- 3,297
 

1900 Aggregate Census Agriculture Data for Pitt County, Part II
Census Reports

Volume VI
 
 

Twelfth Census of the United States,

Taken in the Year 1900
 
 

William R. Merriam, Director
 
 

A G R I C U L T U R E

Part II

Crops and Irrigation
 
 

Prepared Under the Direction of Le Grand Powers,

Chief Statistician for Agriculture
 
 
 
 
 
 

Washington

United States Census Office

1902



Table 10.--Acreage and Production of Specified Classes of Hay and Forage in 1899, by Counties

p. 254
Pitt County
 

Wild, Salt, and Prairie Grasses
Millet and Hungarian Grasses
Alfalfa, or Lucern
Clover
Other Tame and Cultivated Grasses
Grains Cut Green for Hay
Forage Crops
Sown for forage
Corn stalks
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Acres
Tons
Tons
172
151
---
---
---
---
5
17
641
581
865
795
72
75
5,429

 

Table 22.--Acreage and Production of Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Chicory, and Miscellaneous Vegetables in 1899, and Square Feet of Land under Glass Used for Agriculture, June 1, 1900, by Counties

p. 384
Pitt County
 

Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Onions
Chicory
Miscellaneous Vegetables
Square feet of land under glass
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Pounds
Acres
value
511
49,361
1,582
149,027
1
92
---
---
1,025
48,230
1,000

 

Table 10.--Acreage and Production of Cotton Fiber in 1899, and Quantity of Fiber Ginned, with Average Weight of Square Bales, by Counties

p. 433
Pitt County

  1. Upland Cotton
  2. Reported by Farmers
    Reported by ginners
    Acres
    Fiber
    Average gross weight of square bales
    500-pound bales
    Average gross weight of square bales
    Commercial bales
    500-pound bales
    25,497
    13,582
    13,208
    485
    13,948
    482

    Table 15.--Acreage, Tons Sold, and Products, Made on Farms, of Sugar Cane and Sorghum Cane, Acreage and Tons Sold of Beets Grown for Sugar, and Production of Maple Sirup and Sugar, in 1899, by Counties

    p. 488
    Pitt County

B.  Sorghum Cane

Sorghum cane and products
  Acres -- 149
  Tons sold -- 49
  Gallons of sirup -- 11,791
 

Table 10.-- Acreage and Production of Tobacco, Beans, Pease, and Peanuts, and Value of Miscellaneous Unclassified Crops in 1899, by Counties

p.  566
Pitt County
 

Tobacco
Beans
Pease
Peanuts
Miscellaneous Unclassified Crops
With acres reported
Without acres reported
Acres
Pounds
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Bushels
Acres
Value
Value
12,931
10,733,010
52
522
3,482
36,402
2,127
88,519
2
600
---

Table 2.--Number of Orchard Trees and Grapevines of Bearing Age, June1, 1900, with Products and Values, and Value of Forest Products in 1899, by Counties

p. 668
Pitt County
 

Orchard Trees and Products
Value of all orchard products
Apple
Apricot
Cherry
Peach and nectarine
Pear
Trees
Bushels
Trees
Bushels
Trees
Bushels
Trees
Bushels
Trees
Bushels
5,154
20,946
10,151
51
---
229
11
16,921
5,495
1,091
379

Table 2.--Continued

p. 669
Pitt County
 

Orchard Trees and Products--Continued
Grapevines and Products
Value of forest products
Plum and prune
Unclassified orchard fruits
Barrels of cider
Barrels of vinegar
Pounds of dried and evaporated fruits
Value of grapes, wine, raisins, etc.
Number of vines
Pounds of grapes
Gallons of wine
Trees
Bushels
Trees
Bushels
1,214
307
67
45
58
11
40
6,120
4,649
457,439
5,329
100,785

Table 6.--Total Value, and Acreage and Production of Specified Kinds of Small Fruits in 1899, by Counties

p. 736
Pitt County
 

Total value of small fruits
Blackberries and dewberries
Currants
Gooseberries
Raspberries and logan berries
Strawberries
Unclassified small fruits
Acres
Quarts
Acres
Quarts
Acres
Quarts
Acres
Quarts
Acres
Quarts
Acres
Quarts
231
---
---
---
---
---
---
-
-
2
2,410
---
---

Table 7.--Number of Nut Trees of Bearing Age, June 1, 1900, with Quantity and Value of Products in 1899, by Counties

p. 755
Pitt County

A.  All Nuts
Value -- $170
 

Table 7.--Continued

p. 760
Pitt County

D.  Pecans
Trees -- 109
Pounds -- 1,730

p. 762

E.  Persian, or English Walnuts
Trees -- 15
Pounds --  ---

p. 766

F.  Miscellaneous Unclassified Nuts
Trees -- 60
Bushels -- 48
 

Table 4.--Total Acreage of Flowers and Ornamental Plants, and the Amount of Sales Therefrom in 1899, and Square Feet of Glass Surface Reported by Florists’ Establishments, by Counties

p. 788
Pitt County

Flowers and plants
    One-fourth acres --  8
    Amount of sales -- $400

Square feet of glass surface in florists’ establishments --  -----
 

Table 5.--Total Acreage of Nursery Products, and the Amount of Sales Therefrom in 1899, by Counties

p. 793
Pitt County

Nursery Products
    One-fourth acres --  36
    Amount of sales --  $1,940?
 

1900 Aggregate Census Manufactures Data for Pitt County
Census Reports

Volume VIII
 

Twelfth Census of the United States,

Taken in the Year 1900
 

William R. Merriam, Director
 
 

M A N U F A C T U R E S

Part II
 
 

Prepared Under the Supervision of S. N. D. North,

Chief Statistician for Manufactures
 

Washington

United States Census Office

1902



STATISTICS OF MANUFACTURES
NORTH CAROLINA

Table 6.--Manufactures by Counties:  1900

pp. 664-665
Pitt County
 

Number of establishments
Capital
Proprietors
and firm members
Total
Land
Buildings
Machinery, tools, and implements
Cash and
sundries
94
$336,697
$74,462
$35,620
$92,420
$134,195
126

 

Table 6.--Continued
 

Salaried Officials, Clerks, Etc.
Average Number of Wage-Earners and Total Wages--Continued
Number Salaries
Total
Men, 16 years and over
Women, 16 years and over
Children, under 16 years
Average number
Wages
Average number
Wages
Average number
Wages
Average number
Wages
18
$8,242
585
$91,899
337
$70,184
189
$19,179
59
$2,536

 

Table 6.--Continued
 

Miscellaneous Expenses
Cost of Materials Used
Value of products, including custom work and repairing
Total
Rent of works
Taxes, not including internal revenue
Rent of offices, interest, etc.
Contract work
Total
Principal materials, including mill supplies and freight
Fuel and rent of power and heat
$18,820
$6,333
$2,034
$10,453
-
$648,035
$641,717
$6,318
$896,681
1910 Aggregate Census Population Data for Pitt County

Department of Commerce

Bureau of the Census

 
 

E. Dana Durand, Director
Appointed June 16, 1909; Resigned June 30, 1913

WM. J. Harris, Director
Appointed July 1, 1913
 
 

Thirteenth Census of the United States

Taken in the Year 1910

Volume III

P O P U L A T I O N

1910
 
 

Reports by States, with Statistics for Counties, Cities

and Other Civil Divisions
 

Nebraska-Wyoming

Alaska, Hawaii, and Porto Rico
 
 

Prepared under the Supervision of William C. Hunt

Chief Statistician for Population
 
 

Washington

Government Printing Office

1913




POPULATION--NORTH CAROLINA

Table 1.--Population of Minor Civil Divisions: 1910, 1900, AND 1890
p. 279-280
Pitt County
 

MINOR CIVIL DIVISION
1910
1900 
1890
Pitt County
36,340
30,889
25,519
Beaver Dam township
1,356
1,312
1,068
Belvoir township
1,299
1,342
1,340
Bethel township, including Bethel town
Bethel town
2,215
469
2,279
457
2,068
377
Carolina township, including Oakley and Stokes towns
Oakley town15
Stokes town15
1,932
57
79
1,604
-----
-----
1,243
-----
-----
Chicod township, including Grimesland and Shelmerdine towns
Grimesland town
Shelmerdine town15
4,613
330
315
3,721
277
-----
3,080
-----
-----
Contentnea township, including Ayden and Winterville towns and part of Grifton town 
Ayden town
Grifton town (part of)
Total for Grifton town in Contentnea and Swift Creek townships
Winterville town
 

5,704
990
250
291
484 
 

4,047
557
200
229
243
 

2,812
-----
107
121
-----
Falkland township, including Falkland and Fountain towns
Falkland town
Fountain town15
2,589
132
189
2,139
139
 -----
1,759
61
-----
Farmville township, including Farmville and Marlboro towns
Farmville town
Marlboro town
3,072
816
225
2,361
262
111
1,981
140
92
Greenville township, including Greenville town
Greenville town
Ward 1
Ward 2
Ward 3
Ward 4
Ward 5
8,558
4,101
827
493
1,082
1,205
494
7,323
2,565
-----
-----
-----
-----
-----
5,679
1,937
-----
-----
-----
-----
-----
Pactolus township, including Maupin and Pactolus towns
Maupin town1
Pactolus town
1,945
141
154
1,679
-----
52
1,768
-----
 105
Swift Creek township, including part of Grifton town 
Grifton town (part of)
3,057
41
3,082
 29
2,631
14
1Incorporated in 1905
15Incorporated in 1903

POPULATION--NORTH CAROLINA

Table 2.--Population of Incorporated Places: 1910, 1900, and 1890
p. 284
Pitt County
 

City or Town
1910
1900
1890
Ayden town
990
557
-----
Bethel town
469
457
377
Falkland town
132
139
61
Farmville town
816
262
140
Fountain town
189
-----
-----
Greenville town
4,101
2,565
1,937
Grifton town
291
229
121
Grimesland town
330
277
-----

 

POPULATION--NORTH CAROLINA

Table 1.--Composition and Characteristics of the Population for the State and for Counties
p. 306
Pitt County
 

POPULATION
 
Total population, 1910
36,340
Increase, 1900-1910
5,451
Per cent of increase
17.6
Land area (square miles)
627
Population per square mile, 1910
58.0
Rural population per square mile, 1910 
51.4

 
URBAN AND RURAL TERRITORY
 
Urban, 1910--Places of 2,500 or more in 1910 
4,101
    Per cent of increase, 1900-1910
59.9
Rural, 1910--Remainder of county in 1910
 32,239
    Per cent of increase, 1900-1910
13.8
Per cent in places of 2,500 or more, 1910
11.3

 
COLOR AND NATIVITY
 
White
18,233
Negro
18,106
Black
15,564
Mulatto
2,542
Indian, Chinese, and Japanese
1
Native white-Native parentage
18,177
Native white--Foreign or mixed parentage
23
Native white--Foreign parentage
4
Native white-Mixed parentage
19
Foreign-born white 
33

 
PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION 
 
Native white--Native parentage
50.0
Native white--Foreign or mixed parentage 
0.1
Foreign-born white
 0.1
Negro
 49.8

 
FOREIGN NATIONALITIES
 
Foreign-Born White: Born in--
 
    Canada--French
1
    Canada--Other
              1
    England
2
    Germany
1
    Greece
5
    Hungary
2
    Ireland
 1
    Russia
2
    Scotland
5
    Turkey in Asia
12
    Other foreign countries
1
Native White: Both parents born in--
 
    Germany
2
    Russia
2

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SEX
 
Total...Male
18,172
Total...Female
18,168
White...Male
9,422
White...Female
8,811
Negro...Male
8,749
Negro...Female
9,357

 
MALES OF VOTING AGE
 
Total number
8,019
Native white--Native parentage
    4,467
Native white--Foreign or mixed parentage
6
    Native white--Foreign parentage
1
    Native white--Mixed parentage
5
Foreign-born white
18
Negro
3,527
Indian, Chinese, and Japanese
1
Per Cent of Total
 
     Native white--Native parentage 
 55.7
    Native white--Foreign or mixed parentage 
0.1
    Foreign-born white
0.2
    Negro
44.0
Citizenship of Foreign-Born White
 
    Naturalized
1
    Having first papers
2
    Alien
10
    Unknown 
5

 
ILLITERACY
 
Illiterate Males of Voting Age
 
    Total number lliterate
2,401
    Per cent illiterate
29.9
    Native white, number illiterate
684
    Per cent illiterate
15.3
    Foreign-born white, number illiterate 
2
    Per cent illiterate
-----
    Negro, number illiterate
1,715
    Per cent illiterate
48.6
Persons 10 Years Old and Over
 
    Total number
24,956
    Number illiterate
6,468
    Per cent illiterate
25.9
    Native white, number
12,780
    Number illiterate
1,417
    Per cent illiterate
11.1
    Foreign-born white, number
32
    Number illiterate
4
    Per cent illiterate
-----
    Negro, number
12,143
    Number illiterate
5,047
    Per cent illiterate
41.6
Persons 10 to 20 Years, Inclusive
 
    Total number
8,931
    Number illiterate
1,567
    Per cent illiterate
17.5

 
SCHOOL AGE AND ATTENDANCE
 
Total number 6 to 20 years, inclusive
 13,148
    Number attending school
7,825
    Per cent attending school
59.5
    Number 6 to 9 years
4,217
    Number attending school
2,568
    Number 10 to 14 years
4,541
    Number attending school
3,438
    Number 15 to 17 years
2,224
    Number attending school
1,269
    Number 18 to 20 years
2,166
    Number attending school
550
Persons 6 to 14 Years, inclusive
 
    Total number
8,758
    Number attending school
6,006
    Per cent attending school
68.6
    Native white--Native parentage, number
4,040
    Number attending school
3,091
    Per cent attending school
76.5
    Native white--Foreign or mixed parentage, number
2
    Number attending school
2
    Per cent attending school
-----
    Foreign-born white, number
1
    Number attending school
-----
    Per cent attending school
-----
    Negro, number
4,715
    Number attending school
2,913
    Per cent attending school
61.8

 
DWELLINGS AND FAMILIES
 
Dwellings, number
7,131
Families, number 
7,235
1910 Aggregate Census Agriculture Data for Pitt County
Department of Commerce

Bureau of the Census

E. Dana Durand, Director
 
 

Thirteenth Census of the United States

Taken in the Year 1910

Volume VII
 
 

A G R I C U L T U R E

1909 AND 1910
 
 

Reports by States, with Statistics for Counties
 
 

Nebraska-Wyoming

Alaska, Hawaii, and Porto Rico
 
 

Prepared under the Supervision of
Le Grand Powers, Chief Statistician for Agriculture (1909-1912)
John Lee Coulter, Expert Special Agent for Agriculture
Ray Palmer Teele, Expert Special Agent for Irrigation
 
 
 

Washington

Government Printing Office

1913



AGRICULTURE-NORTH CAROLINA

Table 1.--Farms and Farm Property, by Counties:  April 15, 1910

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Pitt County
[Comparative data for June 1, 1900, in italics.]
 

Population 36,340
   Population in 1900 30,889
Number of all farms 4,696
   Number of all farms in 1900 4,022
Color and nativity of farmers:
   Native white 2,747
   Foreign-born white 1
   Negro and other nonwhite 1,948
Number of farms, classified by size:  
   Under 3 acres 2
   3 to 9 acres 180
   10 to 19 acres 656
   20 to 49 acres 1,976
   50 to 99 acres 941
   100 to 174 acres 529
   175 to 259 acres 212
   260 to 499 acres 131
   500 to 999 acres 54
   1,000 acres and over 15

Land and Farm Area

Approximate land area                                         acres 401,280
Land in farms                                                         acres 343,474
    Land in farms in 1900                               acres 355,152
Improved land in farms                                        acres 149,646
    Improved land in farms in 1900              acres 151,847
Woodland in farms                                               acres 187,217
Other unimproved land in farms                         acres 6,611
Per cent of land area in farms 85.6
Per cent of farm land improved 43.6
Average acres per farm 73.1
Average improved acres per farm 31.9

Value of Farm Property

All farm property                                          dollars 11,014,576
      All farm property in 1900                      dollars 4,335,272
  Per cent increase, 1900-1910 154.1
 Land                                                                      dollars 7,580,388
      Land in 1900                                           dollars 2,752,200
  Buildings                                                             dollars 2,111,148
     Buildings in 1900                                    dollars 954,080
  Implements and machinery                               dollars 293,577
     Implements, etc., in 1900                              dollars 147,230
  Domestic animals, poultry, and bees              dollars 1,029,463
     Domestic animals, etc., in 1900                   dollars 481,762
Per cent of value of all property in--  
  Land 68.8
  Buildings 19.2
  Implements and machinery 2.7
  Domestic animals, poultry, and bees 9.3
Average values:  
  All property per farm                                         dollars 2,346
  Land and buildings per farm                            dollars 2,064
  Land per acre                                                      dollars 22.07
     Land per acre in1900                             dollars 7.75

Domestic Animals (farms and ranges)

Value of domestic animals                                 dollars 981,979
Cattle:  
  Total number 7,586
     Dairy cows 2,706
     Other cows 1,874
     Yearling heifers 945
     Calves 1,283
     Yearling steers and bulls 342
     Other steers and bulls 436
  Value                                                                   dollars 125,339
Horses:  
  Total number 3,181
     Mature horses 3,149
     Yearling colts 20
     Spring colts 12
  Value                                                                   dollars 373,224
Mules:  
  Total number 2,649
     Mature mules 2,644
     Yearling colts 1
     Spring colts 4
  Value                                                                   dollars 371,131
Asses burros:  
  Number 1
  Value                                                                   dollars 100
Swine:  
  Total number 39,040
     Mature hogs 22,066
     Spring pigs 16,974
  Value                                                                   dollars 110,615
Sheep:  
  Total number 695
     Rams, ewes, and wethers 504
     Spring lambs 191
  Value                                                                   dollars 998
 Number 544
Goats:
  Number 544
  Value                                                                   dollars 572
Poultry and Bees
Number of poultry of all kinds 111,077
  Value                                                                   dollars 44,324
Number of colonies of bees 2,445
  Value                                                                   dollars 3,160

Table 2.–Number, Acreage, and Value of Farms Classified by Tenure;  Color and Nativity of Farmers; and Mortgage Debt, by Counties:  April 15, 1910

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Pitt County
[Comparative data for June 1, 1900, in italics.]

Farms Operated by Owners

     Number of farms in 1900 1,617
  Per cent of all farms 34.8
   Per cent of all farms in 1900 40.2
Land in farms                                                       acres 207,519
  Improved land in farms                                    acres 68,314
Value of land and buildings                              dollars 5,547,153
Degree of ownership:  
  Farms consisting of owned land only 1,443
  Farms consisting of owned and hired land 191
Color and nativity of owners:  
  Native white 1,403
  Foreign-born white 1
  Negro and other nonwhite 230
   
Farms Operated by Tenants  
Number of farms 3,047
     Number of farms in 1900 2,374
  Per cent of all farms 64.9
     Per cent of all farms in 1900 59.0
Land in farms                                                      acres 127,409
  Improved land in farms                                   acres 79,146
Value of land and buildings                             dollars 3,977,508
Form of tenancy:  
  Share tenants 2,602
  Share-cash tenants 68
  Cash tenants 219
  Tenure not specified 158
Color and nativity of tenants:  
  Native white 1,331
  Foreign-born white ---
  Negro and other nonwhite 1,716

Farms Operated by Managers

Number of farms 15
     Number of farms in 1900 31
Land in farms                                                        acres 8,546
  Improved land in farms                                     acres 2,186
Value of land and buildings                               dollars 166,875
Mortgage Debt Reports (no mortgage reports were obtained for farms operated by tenants and managers)
For all farms operated by owners:
  Number free from mortgage debt 1,105
  Number with mortgage debt 505
  Number with no mortgage report 24
For farms consisting of owned land only:  
  Number reporting debt and amount 396
     Value of their land and buildings                dollars 1,330,470
     Amount of mortgage debt                            dollars 385,398
     Per cent of value of land and buildings 29.0

Table 3.–Live Stock Products, and Domestic Animals Sold or Slaughtered on Farms,  by Counties:  1909

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Live Stock Products

Dairy Products  
Dairy cows on farms reporting dairy products   number 1,397
Dairy cows on farms reporting milk produced    number 1,322
Milk--Produced                                                        gallons 214,958
     Sold                                                                       gallons 9,375
Cream sold                                                                gallons 280
Butter fat sold                                                         pounds 1,099
Butter--Produced                                                    pounds 54,961
     Sold                                                                     pounds 6,377
Cheese--Produced                                                 pounds ---
     Sold                                                                     pounds ---
Value of dairy products, excluding home use of milk and cream                                                               dollars 19,351
Receipts from sale of dairy products                 dollars 5,478
Poultry Products
Poultry--Raised                                                      number 215,921
     Sold                                                                     number 40,223
Eggs--Produced                                                     dozens 291,791
     Sold                                                                     dozens 110,840
Value of poultry and eggs produced                  dollars 122,253
Receipts from sale of poultry and eggs              dollars 34,659
Honey and Wax
Honey produced                                                    pounds 18,847
Wax produced                                                        pounds 987
Value of honey and wax produced                     dollars 2,065
Wool, Mohair, and Goat Hair
Wool, fleeces shorn                                              number 277
Mohair and goat hair, fleeces shorn                   number ---
Value of wool and mohair produced                  dollars 181
Domestic Animals Sold or Slaughtered
Calves--Sold or slaughtered                                number 114
Other cattle--Sold or slaughtered                       number 1,302
Horses, mules, and asses and burros--Sold      number 102
Swine--Sold or slaughtered                                 number 22,726
Sheep and goats--Sold or slaughtered              number 115
Receipts from sale of animals                              dollars 37,406
Value of animals slaughtered                              dollars 203,550

Table 4.--Value of All Crops and Principal Classes Thereof, and Acreage and Production of Principal Crops, by Counties:  1909

pp. 262-263
Pitt County

Value of All Crops

Total                                                               dollars 3,627,083
Cereals                                                                 dollars 626,152
Other grains and seeds                                     dollars 129,827
Hay and forage                                                  dollars 68,517
Vegetables                                                          dollars 220,079
Fruits and nuts                                                   dollars 35,043
All other crops                                                   dollars 2,547,465

Selected Crops (acres and quantity)

Cereals:
 

Total acres 51,295
bushels 698,904
Corn acres 47,737
  bushels 638,932
Oats acres 3,426
  bushels 59,016
Wheat acres 108
bushels 801
Buckwheat acres ---
  bushels ---
Rye acres 24
  bushels 155
Rice acres ---
  bushels ---

Other grains:
 

Dry peas acres 3,056
  bushels 11,235
Dry edible beans acres 12
  bushels 101
Peanuts acres 4,383
  bushels 173,804

Hay and forage:
 

Total    acres 5,312
     tons 4,513
     
All tame or cultivated grasses acres 126
  tons 108
Wild, salt, or prairie grasses  acres 33
  tons 38
Grains cut green acres 5,059
  tons 4,329
Coarse forage acres 94
  tons 38
     
Special crops:    
Potatoes acres 1,245
  bushels 100,311
Sweet potatoes and yams acres 1,714
  bushels 183,090
All other vegetables acres 691
Tobacco acres  14,130
  pounds 10,973,950
Cotton acres 38,800
  bales 18,054
Cane, sugar  acres ---
  tons ---
Sirup (made) gallons ---
Cane, sorghum acres 123
tons 430
 Sirup (made) gallons 4,546

Fruits and Nuts
 

Orchard fruits:    
Total trees 37,495
  bushels 38,891
Apples  trees 11,976
  bushels 15,094
Peaches and nectarines trees 20,004
  bushels 21,285
Pears trees 3,072
  bushels 1,199
Plums and prunes trees 2,410
  bushels 1,297
Cherries trees 19
  bushels 10
Quinces trees 11
  bushels 6
Grapes  vines 2,073
  pounds 463,494
     
Tropical fruits:    
Total  trees 49
Figs  trees 49
  pounds 2,256
Small fruits:    
Total acres 2
  quarts 1,460
Strawberries acres 2
  quarts 1,460
Blackberries and dewberries acres ---
  quarts ---
     
Nuts:    
Total trees 273
  pounds 23,309
Pecans trees 104
  pounds 895

Table 5.--Selected Farm Expenses and Receipts, by Counties:  1909

pp. 262-263
Pitt County
 

Labor ----  Farms reporting 2,797
                   Cash expended                          dollars 206,571
                   Rent and board furnished        dollars 41,564
Fertilizer ----- Farms reporting 3,837
                          Amount expended             dollars 478,508
Feed -----  Farms reporting 686
                 Amount expended                      dollars 30,267
Receipts from sale of feedable crops        dollars 12,928

Table 6.--Number and Value of Domestic Animals Not on Farms, by Counties:  April 15, 1910

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Pitt County
 

Inclosures reporting domestic animals 334
Value of domestic animals                                dollars 68,049
Cattle:  
  Total number 249
  Value                                                                  dollars 6,883
     Number of dairy cows 145
Horses:  
  Total number 338
  Value                                                                  dollars 47,420
     Number of mature horses 335
Mules and asses and burros:  
  Total number 70
  Value                                                                  dollars 12,460
     Number of mature mules 67
Swine:  
  Total number 225
  Value                                                                  dollars 1,269
Sheep and goats:  
  Total number  12
  Value                                                                  dollars 17