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ERIC Number: ED058380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Pages: 8
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Farm Population Estimates for 1968.
Banks, Vera; Beale, Calvin L.
Total farm population has continued to decrease; the April 1968 average of 10,454,000 persons reflected an estimated drop of 421,000 since April 1967. The regional distribution remained the same, however, with the largest concentration in the South, about 45 percent, while the North Central Region ranked second with 39 percent. During 1967-1968, 749,000 persons moved off farms or lived on places that were removed from the farm category, and 268,000 persons entered the farm population. The excess of births over deaths amounted to 60,000. This was the smallest absolute change since the mid-1950's. For the 1950-55 period, the net outflow from farms averaged 1.1 million persons annually, and from 1960-65, the annual average was 794,000 persons. Four tables included in the report provide regional data on the farm population. (BC)
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.