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Proportional Size of the U.S. Farming Community, 1900-2000
Year Percentage of U.S. Population Living on Farms
Year Percentage of U.S. Population Living on Farms
1900 39.30
1910 34.90
1920 30.10
1930 24.90
1940 23.20
1950 15.30
1960 8.70
1970 4.80
1980 2.70
1990 1.90
2000 1.06
Source: Population and Community in Rural America, Lorraine Garkovich and United States Department of Agriculture



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