From Report of the Twelfth United States Census.

Horses were reported on 4,532,018 farms and ranges, June 1, 1900, and in 1,373,661 barns and other inclosures not on farms or ranges. The number on farms and ranges comprised 1,315,208 colts under 1 year old, 1,447,747 horses 1 and under 2 years, and 15,517,052 horses 2 years and over. The numbers not on farms and ranges were, for the three classes named, 33,090; 30,402, and 2,873,389, respectively. There was, therefore, a total for the United States of 18,390,441 work-horses and 2,826,447 too young for work, making a grand total of 21,216,888 horses, of which 86.8 per cent were on farms and ranges and 13.2 per cent in barns and inclosures elsewhere.

Number And Value Of Horses And Colts In The United States In 1900

States and Territories

Horses

Colts, under 1 year

Colts, 1 and under 2 years

2 years and over

Number

Value

Number

Value

Number

Value

The United States*

1,315,208

$25,900,109

1,447,747

$48,335,128

15,517,052

$822,720,106

North Atlantic

Division......

57,744

$1,848,932

82,978

$4,669,925

1,558,417

$116,830,468

South Atlantic

Division......

56,527

1,324,033

60,944

2,482,859

953,599

56,098,624

North Central

Division........

723,896

15,993,815

802,439

30,298,014

8.267,927

469,738,862

South Central

Division.........

248,894

4.487,897

241,086

6,476,530

2,934,783

120,179,811

Western Division

227,768

2,242,194

258,778

4,371,311

1,791,240

59,469,942

*Data for Alaska and Hawaii included in totals for United States, but not in those for the five geographical divisions.

States and Territories

Horses

Colts, under 1 year

Colts, 1 and under 2 years

2 years and over

Number

Value

Number

Value

Number

Value

Alabama.........

8,724

$203,492

7,846

$299,118

136,073

$7,403,511

Alaska...........

5

465

Arizona...........

18,976

82,610

22,283

152,878

83,804

1,466,417

Arkansas.............

16,815

289,075

14,179

381,735

222,596

9,493,685

California...........

23,049

423,427

24,639

763,613

373,605

16,657,953

Colorado...........

23,645

291,280

27,360

530,164

185,541

6,487,282

Connecticut....

429

17,952

1,480

94,030

50,667

3,701,650

Delaware...........

1,590

42,110

1,903

84,427

26,229

1,641,088

Dist. of Col'm'a

16

590

24

1,475

814

55,297

Florida.........

2,239

42,156

2,185

75,232

38,387

2,172,751

Georgia.......

4,028

99,935

4,525

189,539

118,854

6,802,754

Hawali........

379

3,238

1,522

36,489

11,081

401,934

Idaho...........

18,212

136,246

20,832

278,326

131,076

3,708,771

Illinois...........

107,967

2,518,050

115,377

4,575,418

1,126,875

62,604,632

Indiana........

52,426

1,308.117

54,820

2,365,668

644,469

36,968,203

Indian Terri'y .

20,054

213,041

19,253

324,049

178,392

5,686,628

Iowa...........

124,527

2,991,078

133,589

5,359,392

1,134,457

69,370,107

Kansas...........

72,539

1,465,610

78,447

2,462,398

828,709

39,830,326

Kentucky......

26,487

1,062,057

24,927

1,428,700

400,283

22,057,785

Louisiana...........

13,510

166,312

12,076

274,190

168,786

6,184.115

Maine............

2,834

78,537

3,955

201,548

99,510

6,778,904

Maryland.........

8,942

231,074

9,938

455,204

130,114

8,666,416

Massachusetts .

799

47,177

2,298

160,121

71,937

5,619,159

Michigan.........

31,018

746,534

38,406

1,711,541

517,135

33,450,482

Minnesota.....

45,504

970,772

51,399

2,031,557

599,566

39,252,715

Mississippi.......

17,089

367,069

14,489

495,714

197,733

10,020,068

Missouri.......

58,177

1,277,129

63,214

2,070,506

845,646

38,747,179

Montana..........

39,838

364,743

44,850

839,334

245,284

6,584,595

Nebraska..........

66,776

1,284,984

73,082

2,316,583

655,460

33,061,792

Nevada.....

10,778

56,296

11,001

102 188

58,516

1.113.852

New Hampshire

702

23,847

1,543

90,816

52,621

3,726,007

New Jersey....

1,826

153,251

3,054

240,380

89,144

7,188,643

New Mexico ...

16,666

99,127

16,550

177,458

97,937

1,943,884

New York.....

20,027

650,894

30,033

1,771,023

578,378

45,556,014

North Carolina.

5,807

131,675

5,927

233,882

147,419

8,430,054

North Dakota..

28,625

546,743

32,131

1,127,100

299,192

21,054,668

Ohio...........

55,324

1,395,896

67,332

3,037,402

755,549

45,725,947

Oklahoma.....

26,933

423,331

28,382

656,139

248,316

9,535,824

Oregon...........

26,138

267 521

27 682

480 133

234 112

7 903.406

Pennsylvania..

28,547

806,696

36,584

1,916,501

525,850

38,225,630

Rhode Island ..

91

4,740

179

13,779

11,120

962,429

South Carolina.

2,701

69,778

3,188

161,587

72,530

4,615,538

States and Territories

Horses

Colts, under 1 year

Colts, 1 and under 2 years

2 years and over

Number

Value

Number

Value

Number

Value

South Dakota..

47,124

$700,748

52,659

$1,369,292

380,985

$18,015,647

Tennessee....

23,853

663,620

23,109

993,396

305,426

18,024,501

Texas........

95,429

1,099,900

96,825

1,623,489

1,077,178

31,773,694

Utah..........

11,395

122,843

13,515

247,348

90,974

3,026,122

Vermont........

2,489

65,838

3,852

181,727

79,190

5,072,032

Virginia..........

19,257

441,858

20,291

780,009

258,974

14,104,537

Washington___

22,359

253,658

30,312

502,760

191,314

7,794,016

West Virginia..

11,947

264,857

12,963

501,504

160,278

9,610,189

Wisconsin......

33,889

788,154

41,983

1,871,157

479,884

31,657,164

Wyoming............

16,712

144,443

19,754

297,109

99,077

2,783,644

Number And Value Of Horses And Colts On Farms And Ranges In The United States, June 1, 1900, With Average Values

Classes

Number

Value

Average value

All horses..............

18,280,007

$896,955,343

$49 07

Colts, under 1 year.................

1,315,208

$25,900,109

$19 69

Colts, 1 and under 2 years.............

1,447,747

48,335,128

33 39

Horses, 2 years and over..........

15,517,052

822,720,106

53 02

Number Of Horses, June 1, 1900, In Cities Of Specified Numbers And Inhabitants

Classified by Population

Number to 100,000 inhabitants

All cities of over 25, 000 inhabitants..............

4,396

Cities of 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitants.................

5,321

Cities of 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants................

4,443

Cities of over 100,000 inhabitants...............

4,204

Number And Estimated Value Of Horses And Colts Not On Farms Or Ranges, And Estimated Value Of All Horses In The United States, June 1, 1900

Classes

Not on farms or ranges

Estimated value of all horses

Number

Estimated value

All horses..........

2,936,881

$154,013,750

$1,050,969,093

Colts, under 1 year..............

33,090

$651,542

$26,551,651

Colts, 1 and under 2 years............

30,402

1,015,123

49,350,251

Horses, 2 years and over...........

2,873,389

152,347,085

975,067,191

Number Of Horses On Farms And Ranges In The United States, By Geographical Divisions; Summary 1850 To 1900

(Expressed in thousands)

Geographic Division

*1900

†890

†1880

tl870

tl860

†l850

The United States...........

16,965

‡15,266

10,357

7,145

6,249

4,337

North Atlantic............

1,641

1,739

1,555

1,336

1,280

1,074

South Atlantic.............

1,015

880

801

591

774

771

North central...............

9,070

‡8,574

5,467

3,613

2,542

1,399

South central..........

3,176

‡2,462

1,921

1,311

1.436

1,056

Western..............

2,050

+1,611

613

294

217

37

Alaska and Hawaii ...

13

....

.....

.......

* Exclusive of spring colts.

†No separate report or estimate of range animals made.

‡ Including estimated number of range animals separately reported.

Number Of Horses Exported From The United States, 1891 To 1901

Year

Number

1891................

3,110

1892................

3,226

1893................

2,967

1894................

5,246

1895................

13,984

1896................

25,126

Year

Number

1897................

39,532

1898................

51,150

1899................

45,778

1900................

64,722

1901................

82,250

Estimated Average Value Of Horses In The United States; Summary, 1880 To 1900

Year

Value

$54 75

1881................

58 44

1882................

58 53

1883................

70 59

1884................

74 64

1885................

73 70

1886................

71 27

1887................

72 15

1888................

71 82

1889................

71 89

1890................

68 84

Year

Value

1891................

$67 00

1892................

65 01

1893................

61 22

1894................

47 83

1895................

36 29

1896................

33 07

1897................

31 51

1898................

34 26

1899................

37 40

1900................

44 61

Census 1900 ........

49 07