NUMBER, LAND AREA, AVERAGE SIZE, AND VALUE OF FARMS
Nebraska - Census Years      
  Number Land in Average Value of Average
  of Farms Farm Size Farms Farm Value
Year Farms (Acres) (Acres) ($1,000) (Dollars)
1860 3,000 631,000 226 $3,878 $1,391
1870 12,000 2,074,000 169 24,194 1,967
1880 63,387 9,945,000 157 105,933 1,671
1890 113,608 21,593,000 190 402,359 3,542
1900 121,525 29,912,000 246 577,660 4,753
1910 129,678 38,622,000 298 1,813,347 13,983
1920 124,417 42,255,000 339 3,712,108 29,836
1925 127,734 42,025,000 329 2,524,074 19,760
1930 129,458 44,709,000 345 2,495,203 19,274
1935 133,616 46,616,000 349 1,562,813 11,696
1940 121,062 47,344,000 391 1,137,808 9,399
1945 111,756 47,753,000 427 1,699,210 15,205
1950 107,183 47,467,000 443 2,735,039 25,517
1954 100,846 47,487,000 471 3,399,827 33,713
1959 90,475 47,756,000 528 4,233,856 46,796
1964 80,163 47,793,000 596 5,232,079 65,268
1969 72,257 45,834,000 634 7,076,220 97,931
1974 67,597 46,172,000 683 13,017,447 192,574
1978 63,768 46,114,000 723 24,416,516 382,902
1982 60,243 44,961,000 746 31,910,100 532,741
1987 60,502 45,305,411 749 20,828,347 344,253
1992 52,923 44,393,129 839 22,713,917 429,188
1997 54,539 45,853,656 841 29,198,498 567,468
2002 49,355 45,903,116 930 35,726,258 723,863
2007 47,712 45,480,358 953 52,692,751 1,104,392
2012 49,969 45,331,783 907 107,896,463 2,159,268
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Ag Statistics Service, 2012 Census of Agriculture, 2014
Last Updated: 5/2/2014
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov