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Chapter 14

This webpage reproduces a chapter of
Iowa As It Is in 1856

by
N. Howe Parker

Chicago and Philadelphia, 1856

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p104 Chapter XV

Statistics

A Table showing the number of Polls, Acres of Land, and its Value, Value of Town Lots, Value of Capital employed in Merchandising, also in Manufacturing. Number and Value of Horses, Cattle, and of all other property (except Mules, Sheep, and Hogs), assessed in the Counties in the year 1854.

Counties No. of
Polls
Acres of
land
Val. of
Land with
improvement
Value of
town lots
Val. of
capital
employed in
merchandise
Val. of
capital
employed in
manufacturing
Horses No. of
cattle
Value of
cattle
Value of
all other
property
Total
value
Total
value
in 1853
No. Value
Adair
Adams 6,659 $15,006 $2,517 67 $3,390 356 $7,089 $6,973 $35,454
Appanoose 844 191,634 628,308 28,922 $21,501 $4,525 1,396 74,055 5,016 77,145 41,189 894,325 $584,915
Alamakee 784 198,651 473,106 49,344 22,100 1,500 552 36,795 3,795 70,036 36,146 700,794 429,371
Benton 400 113,076 472,685 19,404 764 47,271 2,093 26,535 51,620 637,809 265,574
Blackhawk 500 88,903 379,724 48,678 361 18,503 1,189 22,211 43,753 515,802 97,478
Boone 330 63,419 225,180 6,915 8,303 2,600 468 23,535 1,305 22,345 26,485 322,663 147,931
Bremer 234 81,406 208,751 8,625 5,140 7,450 362 13,184 1,025 16,537 20,219 285,056 43,437
Buchanan 500 107,750 358,003 59,115 16,701 9,161 686 43,151 2,383 40,703 63,675 598,495 284,885
Butler 9,029 33,381 500 111 5,645 489 9,141 6,591 56,411
Cass Estimated 80,000 57,968
Clarke 272 81,600 263,571 8,185 3,918 381 20,335 1,315 25,232 28,530 354,744 117,616
Cedar 1,263 335,237 1,646,563 79,162 26,999 7,241 2,870 164,203 7,679 116,427 170,264 2,246,516 1,244,040
Chickasaw 97 78,727 191,448 2,754 4,067 81 3,681 472 6,625 6,450 216,154
Clayton 1,492 316,712 1,149,478 267,879 62,965 27,261 1,820 115,889 7,431 157,084 107,475 1,916,334 1,350,066
Clinton 1,076 356,063 1,450,678 214,725 37,373 8,700 1,937 119,063 7,627 125,554 75,113 2,051,712 1,033,076
Dallas 304 100,107 319,555 6,112 2,575 4,700 745 35,150 2,136 32,078 45,083 457,634 228,114
Davis 1,742 251,383 771,608 70,229 2,939 125,092 9,471 119,776 191,092 1,306,700 1,162,133
Decatur 426 91,769 244,498 5,242 758 36,503 3,128 44,781 61,128 403,866 149,801
Delaware 818 237,100 572,614 27,710 15,250 1,175 55,248 4,316 60,863 64,239 803,738 544,222
Des Moines 2,644 238,431 2,069,382 1,244,634 274,897 38,330 4,338 210,986 14,841 174,464 380,172 4,470,333 4,214,245
Dubuque Estimated 5,000,000 4,148,387
Fayette 696 180,000 450,000 50,000 66,848 14,850 457 26,873 3,228 52,068 12,200 683,124 342,178
Fremont 412 47,153 219,664 13,924 18,917 1,400 878 44,102 4,190 55,713 33,497 397,046 101,576
Guthrie 159 33,670 120,425 4,613 2,815 1,780 248 13,222 857 13,603 16,521 176,117 57,421
p105 Greene 7,700 16,546 68 3,235 198 5,541 12,651 39,074
Hardin 169 19,844 34,403 1,375 1,810 186 8,080 199 10,907 16,641 75,592
Harrison Estimated 50,000
Henry 1,850 259,963 1,436,607 243,574 71,937 19,218 3,320 161,193 10,310 125,429 219,800 2,328,010 1,936,806
Iowa 346 133,453 519,111 6,474 7,200 1,150 638 35,824 2,000 33,063 42,291 657,022 337,175
Jackson 2,162 368,802 1,535,841 196,702 57,520 6,968 3,189 184,902 11,273 185,620 138,166 2,350,441 2,023,627
Johnson 1,448 347,952 1,606,626 478,910 67,442 10,988 2,474 139,566 7,592 121,066 185,195 2,645,148 1,684,430
Jones 968 237,699 757,225 31,615 15,651 1,747 1,808 99,071 6,061 89,767 56,731 1,076,848 863,879
Jasper 563 192,510 661,969 46,305 12,250 9,200 1,202 64,055 3,158 52,805 104,222 966,620 447,651
Jefferson 1,778 266,606 954,537 135,859 44,375 6,567 3,655 136,749 12,035 120,974 164,469 1,609,892 1,372,917
Keokuk 1,235 304,696 1,179,557 35,794 41,045 10,408 2,186 109,974 7,202 108,770 136,838 1,659,154 918,607
Lee 3,753 318,500 2,191,721 1,487,345 374,326 34,591 5,372 281,889 17,839 234,579 54,385 5,306,732 4,195,365
Linn 1,628 332,726 1,720,529 335,038 83,225 19,800 3,414 206,882 8,856 137,199 185,458 2,753,459 1,766,899
Lucas Estimated 300,000 211,887
Louisa 1,007 219,156 1,267,068 95,070 47,583 12,775 2,439 132,194 8,998 114,186 164,686 1,883,619 1,361,674
Madison 487 163,115 553,384 34,300 13,850 878 45,151 2,856 41,942 49,640 750,586 320,906
Mahaska 1,691 237,089 1,137,011 185,312 59,643 21,094 3,177 159,998 10,834 124,138 195,399 2,034,983 1,620,064
Marion 1,687 229,391 1,029,816 110,741 62,506 16,105 2,650 136,463 8,674 129,194 128,816 1,650,578 1,060,296
Mills 366 55,575 169,310 14,279 32,885 2,430 697 35,039 2,746 39,686 29,661 332,454 104,355
Monroe 728 130,342 469,450 25,633 16,918 1,735 1,282 64,298 4,217 63,951 67,170 732,116 519,666
Montgomery 26 3,127 5,363 90 45 2,720 201 4,561 2,405 16,539
Monona 24 25 1,400 489 8,593 2,576 12,810
Marshall 272 64,172 268,841 11,008 5,555 1,270 471 25,517 1,342 21,593 21,953 360,849 124,296
Muscatine 1,384 247,190 1,768,060 877,530 154,560 23,007 2,611 144,961 7,757 109,112 184,149 3,286,534 2,114,932
Page 171 15,855 39,363 565 4,952 1,500 412 17,905 1,110 20,893 18,121 109,518 47,458
Polk 916 198,092 934,913 129,180 43,845 15,150 1,595 64,189 4,461 62,314 113,344 1,386,309 1,017,382
Pottawatamie 507 48,565 131,396 121,413 233,626 620 37,595 3,493 52,999 52,643 637,820 150,728
Powashiek 350 147,278 614,132 8,718 2,600 588 20,574 1,983 25,595 36,749 716,621 189,875
Scott 1,616 307,200 2,533,853 129,573 22,619 2,841 151,525 11,137 128,745 839,746 3,841,116 2,840,914
Story 146 38,236 96,876 727 600 196 9,539 686 11,270 11,138 132,557 46,651
Shelby 59 720 1,390 69 4,600 446 7,887 1,937 22,643
Tama 174 73,993 218,883 1,018 682 266 12,807 1,044 17,701 21,663 276,605 81,403
Taylor Estimated 40,000 22,582
Van Buren 2,471 310,645 1,606,520 67,468 36,669 4,207 184,637 12,534 138,792 212,127 2,302,675 2,101,426
Union 3,012 7,233 11 695 82 1,696 541 10,496
Washington 1,498 274,134 1,262,143 95,482 45,605 18,439 2,709 50,729 8,809 131,501 200,687 1,851,639 1,180,190
Wayne 41,990 89,081 3,259 374 19,572 1,378 21,628 25,720 166,731 117,580
Wapello 1,502 216,584 864,124 149,692 52,504 8,673 3,054 132,969 9,003 115,249 167,816 1,538,308 1,313,801
Warren Estimated 800,000 619,180
Webster 18,567 58,748 720 143 7,035 632 9,223 10,680 89,164 20,658
Winneshiek 663 152,089 670,277 20,631 17,200 3,630 500 32,665 3,441 72,118 48,754 875,066 210,610
Woodbury Estimated 40,000
48,675 9,175,097 $40,772,532 $6,564,458 $2,359,504 $1,639,411 82,586 $4,164,762 279,977 $3,906,277 $5,904,278 $72,327,204 $49,540,304
In 1853 27,620 6,977,192 27,527,106 3,108,002 1,231,704 253,464 73,558 3,218,759 243,730 2,856,538 4,217,482 49,549,304
Increase in 1 yr. 21,055 2,197,905 $13,245,426 $3,456,456 $1,127,800 $385,947 9,028 $946,003 36,247 $1,109,639 $1,636,796 $22,786,900

p106 The following items are omitted in the preceding Table, but included in the "Total Value" column:—

No. of Mules in the State 2,232
Value of Mules in the State $116,955
No. of Sheep in the State 169,542
Value of Sheep in the State $204,061
No. of Hogs in the State 611,923
Value of Hogs in the State $873,103

The increase in value of property in any county for the past year, can be ascertained by comparing the items of the counties, in the two total columns, for 1853 and 1854.

Financial

State Revenue on hand, Nov. 1, 1852

$8,602 88

Receipts from above date up to Oct. 31, 1854

114,946 87

Proceeds from Sale of Saline Lands up to Oct. 31, 1854

10,515 70

Total amount of Receipts

$134,065 45

During the same period there has been paid out on Auditor's Warrants

118,542 90

Leaving a balance in Treasury of

$15,522 55

An estimate of the necessary expenditures for the two years,
commencing Nov. 1st, 1854, and ending October 31, 1856:—

Agricultural Societies

$5,000 00

Governor, Superintendent, Secretary, Auditor, Attorney-General, Treasurer, and Librarian's salaries

9,300 00

Blind Asylum

6,000 00

Deaf and Dumb

4,000 00

p107 Funded debt — bonds now due

16,442 00

General contingent fund

2,000 00

Interest account

13,000 00

Judges' salary

24,000 00

Miscellaneous disbursements

6,000 00

Penitentiary

6,000 00

Supreme Court expenditures

2,000 00

State printing

7,000 00

State officers' contingent fund

3,000 00

State House

6,000 00

Stationery

5,000 00

Legislative expenditures and other special appropriations

25,000 00
$139,742 00


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