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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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Pitt County

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

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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

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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


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