ERIC Number: ED098002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Farm Population of the United States: 1973. Current Population Reports, Farm Population.
Banks, Vera J.; And Others
Selected characteristics of the United States' farm population for 1973 are presented. The farm population consists of all persons living in rural territory on places of: (1) 10 or more acres if as much as $50 worth of agricultural products were sold from the place in the reporting year and (2) under 10 acres if as much as $250 worth of agricultural products were sold in the year. Farm population estimate for 1973 was only 240,000 less than that of 9.7 million for 1970--an apparent decrease which was not statistically significant. Data are presented by age, sex, employment status, region, and income. The estimates in this report are based on data obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS) of the Bureau of the Census, the March 1973 CPS on household and family characteristics of farm and nonfarm families, the March 1974 CPS, and the June 1973 CPS. (NQ)
Descriptors: Age, Birth Rate, Census Figures, Family Income, Farm Occupations, Farmers, Labor Force, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Population Trends, Rural Farm Residents, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (P-27, No. 45; $0.45)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.