Statistical Study of Grayson County — 1925
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Statistical Study of Grayson County — 1925
The information contained in this chart has been abstracted from a book published by the Commonwealth in 1925 entitled A Statistical Study of Virginia. At this time, Virginia had 100 counties and 19 independent cities. Counties were ranked relative to other counties, and independent cities ranked against other independent cities. At first glance, this data may seem to be dry, but by careful study, one can determine much about how the residents of Grayson County lived in 1925.
|Total Birth Rate per 1000||30.54||18||24.62||26.06|
|White Birth Rate per 1000||30.83||14||24.10||23.45|
|Infant Moraltity per 1000 births||64||70||80||78|
|Death rate per 1000||9.34||82||11.71||11.64|
|White death rate per 1000||9.36||48||9.83||9.63|
|Persons per physician||1,321||45||955||1,472|
|Persons per dentist||3,963||48||3,598||5,167|
|Divorces per Marriage||.06||25||.14|
|Church membership (over age 10)||52.2%||64||59.3||54.2|
|Length of Term (days)||154||55||156|
|Percent one-room schools||69.1||15||51.8|
|Number of Teachers||160||27||120|
|Average Teacher Salary||600||82||733|
|Per Captia Expenditure||17.43||90||25.52|
|Ratio Total population Number of College Students||295||77||269|
|Number of Farms||2,883||17||1,937.2|
|Percent located on
unimproved dirt roads
|Percent farm land planted||22.2||45||20.6|
|Value of Farm property||$15,612,801||20||$9,994,658|
|Value of Farm property per captita||$1,119.14||40||$1,090.87|
|Average Value of Farm Property||$5,415||42||$5,561|
|Value of Land per Acre||$44.15||28||$40.38|
|Value of Farm Implements||$548,416||21||$400,212|
|Average Value of Implements/Acre||$9.07||26||$7.68|
|Value of Livestock||$1,069,644||18||$726,306|
|Average value of Livestock per farm||$371.01||47||$401.58|
|Crop Values per Acre of Crop Land||$20.00||66||$23.78|
|Total Crop Values||$1,209,769||39||$1,394,454|
|Bushels of Wheat||46,242||49||81,727|
|Bushels of Corn||398,507||21||277,270|
|Bushels of White Potatoes||22,604||49||171,349|
|Bushels of Peanuts||0||35||106,707|
|Pounds of Tobacco||2,370||57||1,165,254|
|Number of Peach Trees||15,487||39||21,962|
|Number of Apple Trees||109,921||23||80,108|
|Value of Eggs & Chickens||237,677||39||234,562|
|Value of Dairy Products||235,031||21||162,449|
|Number of Milk Cows||6,800||14||3,930|
|Number of Other Cattle||13,500||8||4,430|
|Number of Swine||4,919||46||5,822|
|Value of Farm Products Sold Through Cooperative Marketing||$48,608||42||$211,236|
|Value of Farm Products Purchased Through Cooperatives||$2,760||59||$12,949|
|Percentage of Farm Tenancy||12.8||72||21.6|
|Percentage of Farms Mortgaged||19.7||43||19.5|
|Farms per Radio||206||15||124|
|Number of Tractors||15||91||67|
|Value of all Taxable Property||$3,736,618||80||$9,354,528|
|Per Capita Assessed Value||$192.61||97||$484.70|
|Number of Income Tax Returns||78||65||716|
|Per Capita Buying Power||N/A||N/A||$308|
|Per Capita Banking Resources||$112||61||N/A|
|Total County Debt||$81,866.66||62||$326,734.53|
|Per Capita Total Debt||$4.13||72||$14.63|