ERIC Number: ED058385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Farm Population of the United States: 1968.
[Beale, Calvin L.]
In April 1968, approximately 10,454,000 persons lived on farms in the United States--about one person in every 19. The farm population had declined steadily from 1960 and dropped 3.9 percent from 1967 to 1968. From 1960 to 1968, there continued to be more males than females living on farms, and the number of farm children under 14 years of age dropped by 45 percent while the number of farm persons over 14 declined by only 28 percent. There were 1.1 million nonwhite farm residents, or about 10.6 percent of the total. About 60 percent of the farm population was in the labor force, and less than 2 percent was unemployed. Six tables and a chart are appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Farmers, Labor Force, Population Trends, Race, Rural Farm Residents, Rural Population, Surveys, Tables (Data), Unemployment
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.