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Farms Numbers, Sizes, and Values
1950-2006
Year Number
of Farms
Land in
Farms
Average
Farm Size
Value of Land & Buildings
Per Acre Total
    -thousand acres- -acres- -dollars- -million dollars-
1950 242,000 36,000 149 64 2,292
1951 238,000 35,800 150 74 2,660
1952 222,000 35,600 160 83 2,962
1953 212,000 35,400 167 84 2,964
1954 204,000 35,200 173 79 2,771
1955 200,000 35,100 176 82 2,873
1956 196,000 35,000 179 87 3,035
1957 192,000 35,000 182 94 3,287
1958 188,000 34,900 186 102 3,561
1959 184,000 34,800 189 110 3,845
1960 180,000 34,700 193 115 3,990
1961 175,000 34,600 198 120 4,149
1962 170,000 34,500 203 127 4,374
1963 165,000 34,400 208 132 4,554
1964 162,000 34,300 212 145 4,962
1965 158,000 34,100 216 155 5,277
1966 155,000 33,900 219 168 5,694
1967 152,000 33,700 222 186 6,283
1968 148,000 33,500 226 200 6,714
1969 145,000 33,300 230 217 7,228
1970 143,000 33,200 232 224 7,437
1971 141,000 33,000 234 236 7,788
1972 139,000 32,900 237 261 8,557
1973 138,000 32,900 238 294 9,673
1974 136,000 32,800 241 384 12,595
1975 127,000 32,400 255 396 12,830
1976 125,000 31,900 255 456 14,531
1977 123,000 31,700 258 548 17,375
1978 122,000 31,500 258 641 20,180
1979 121,000 31,500 260 726 22,869
1980 120,000 31,300 261 902 28,233
1981 120,000 31,300 261 990 30,987
1982 118,000 31,200 264 945 29,484
1983 118,000 31,200 264 856 26,707
1984 116,000 31,000 267 875 27,139
1985 114,000 30,800 270 689 21,284
1986 113,000 30,700 272 648 19,901
1987 112,000 30,600 273 604 18,479
1988 110,000 30,500 277 640 19,520
1989 109,000 30,400 279 684 20,459
1990 108,000 30,400 281 701 20,642
1991 107,000 30,400 284 723 20,946
1992 107,000 30,300 283 734 22,240
1993 111,000 30,200 272 774 23,375
1994 111,000 30,100 271 825 24,833
1995 111,000 30,100 271 880 26,488
1996 110,000 30,100 274 950 28,595
1997 110,000 30,100 274 1,010 30,401
1998 110,000 30,150 274 1,070 32,207
1999 110,000 30,200 275 1,130 34,013
2000 109,000 30,200 277 1,230 37,023
2001 108,000 30,200 280 1,300 39,000
2002 107,000 30,200 282 1,380 41,676
2003 106,000 30,100 284 1,470 44,247
2004 106,000 30,100 284 1,580 47,558
2005 105,000 30,100 287 1,790 53,879
2006 105,000 30,100 287 1,980 59,598
 
1/ A farm is any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural
products were sold or would normally be sold during the year.