The History of Otsego, NY 
Decatur Statistics

 

AGRICULTURAL AND GENERAL STATISTICS

In1865 Decatur had 9,471 acres of improved lands, the cash value of which was $382,650. There were 2197 acres of plowed land; in pasture, 3445; bushels of spring wheat harvested, 177; bushels of oats, 11,779; bushels of rye, 352; bushels of barley, 758; bushels of buckwheat, 4395; of corn, 2127; of potatoes, 11,635; of peas, 539; of beans, 76; of turnips, 416; pounds of hops, 60,797; of tobacco, 50; bushels of apple harvested in 1864, 8614; barrels of cider, 191; pounds of maple sugar, 20,815; pounds of butter, 63,585; of cheese, 13,885.

Agricultural statistics, 1875. - Acres plowed, 2094; in pasture, 3021; mown, 4015; tons of hay produced, 441; bushels of barley produced, 441; buckwheat, 3157; corn, 1568; rye, 17; spring wheat, 170; winter what (1874), 30; peas, 65; pounds of hops, 28,210; bushels of potatoes, 18,072; barrels of cider, 173; maple sugar, pounds, 955; value poultry sold, $567; egs, $1365; pounds of butter made, 86,713; cheese, 6675; pork made on farms, 49,533 pounds.

Area. - Decatur has an area of 12,841 acres, the assessed valuation of which is $172,100, and the equalized valuation is $190,689. The following shows population from1810 to 1876:

POPULATION

1810

902

1845

975

1814

819

1850

927

1820

908

1855

913

1825

1061

1860

902

1830

1110

1865

853

1835

975

1870

802

1840

1071

1875

741

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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