Agriculture Statistics

Geographic Area: COLORADO
Table: AGRICULTURE

FARMS - NUMBER 1978 26,907 FARMS - NUMBER 1982 27,111 FARMS - NUMBER 1987 27,284 FARMS - NUMBER 1992 27,152 FARM OPERATORS BY PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION - FARMING 1978 16,585 FARM OPERATORS BY PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION - FARMING 1982 16,336 FARM OPERATORS BY PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION - FARMING 1987 16,504 FARM OPERATORS BY PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION - FARMING 1992 16,181 FARM OPERATORS RESIDING ON FARM OPERATED 1978 19,415 FARM OPERATORS RESIDING ON FARM OPERATED 1982 19,663 FARM OPERATORS RESIDING ON FARM OPERATED 1987 19,874 FARM OPERATORS RESIDING ON FARM OPERATED 1992 19,874 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 100 TO 149 DAYS OFF FARM 1978 1,042 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 100 TO 149 DAYS OFF FARM 1982 989 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 100 TO 149 DAYS OFF FARM 1987 1,062 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 100 TO 149 DAYS OFF FARM 1992 1,051 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 150 TO 199 DAYS OFF FARM 1978 1,420 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 150 TO 199 DAYS OFF FARM 1982 1,523 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 150 TO 199 DAYS OFF FARM 1987 1,623 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 150 TO 199 DAYS OFF FARM 1992 1,666 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 200 DAYS OR MORE OFF FARM 1978 7,617 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 200 DAYS OR MORE OFF FARM 1982 8,396 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 200 DAYS OR MORE OFF FARM 1987 8,311 FARM OPERATORS WORKING 200 DAYS OR MORE OFF FARM 1992 8,353 AVERAGE AGE OF FARM OPERATORS 1978 49.9 AVERAGE AGE OF FARM OPERATORS 1982 50.4 AVERAGE AGE OF FARM OPERATORS 1987 51.8 AVERAGE AGE OF FARM OPERATORS 1992 53 FARMS BY SIZE - UNDER 10 ACRES 1978 2,163 FARMS BY SIZE - UNDER 10 ACRES 1982 2,677 FARMS BY SIZE - UNDER 10 ACRES 1987 2,725 FARMS BY SIZE - UNDER 10 ACRES 1992 2,424 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 10 TO 49 ACRES 1978 3,448 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 10 TO 49 ACRES 1982 4,278 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 10 TO 49 ACRES 1987 4,352 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 10 TO 49 ACRES 1992 4,867 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 5O TO 69 ACRES 1978 775 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 5O TO 69 ACRES 1982 838 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 5O TO 69 ACRES 1987 897 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 5O TO 69 ACRES 1992 938 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 70 TO 99 ACRES 1978 1,416 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 70 TO 99 ACRES 1982 1,459 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 70 TO 99 ACRES 1987 1,476 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 70 TO 99 ACRES 1992 1,521 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 100 TO 139 ACRES 1978 1,062 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 100 TO 139 ACRES 1982 1,116 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 100 TO 139 ACRES 1987 1,176 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 100 TO 139 ACRES 1992 1,241 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 140 TO 179 ACRES 1978 1,898 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 140 TO 179 ACRES 1982 1,749 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 140 TO 179 ACRES 1987 1,562 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 140 TO 179 ACRES 1992 1,671 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 500 TO 999 ACRES 1978 3,494 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 500 TO 999 ACRES 1982 3,337 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 500 TO 999 ACRES 1987 3,355 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 500 TO 999 ACRES 1992 3,188 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 1,000 TO 1,999 ACRES 1978 3,214 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 1,000 TO 1,999 ACRES 1982 2,914 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 1,000 TO 1,999 ACRES 1987 2,918 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 1,000 TO 1,999 ACRES 1992 2,740 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 2,000 ACRES OR MORE 1978 4,006 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 2,000 ACRES OR MORE 1982 3,847 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 2,000 ACRES OR MORE 1987 3,961 FARMS BY SIZE - WITH 2,000 ACRES OR MORE 1992 3,968 LAND IN FARMS 1978 (ACRES) 35,253,411 LAND IN FARMS 1982 (ACRES) 33,537,998 LAND IN FARMS 1987 (ACRES) 34,048,433 LAND IN FARMS 1992 (ACRES) 33,983,029 LAND IN FARMS AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL LAND 1982 50.6 LAND IN FARMS AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL LAND 1987 51.4 LAND IN FARMS AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL LAND 1992 51 IRRIGATED LAND - TOTAL 1978 (ACRES) 3,430,860 IRRIGATED LAND - TOTAL 1982 (ACRES) 3,200,942 IRRIGATED LAND - TOTAL 1987 (ACRES) 3,013,773 IRRIGATED LAND - TOTAL 1992 (ACRES) 3,169,839 CROPLAND - TOTAL 1978 (ACRES) 10,607,070 CROPLAND - TOTAL 1982 (ACRES) 10,552,383 CROPLAND - TOTAL 1987 (ACRES) 10,988,853 CROPLAND - TOTAL 1992 (ACRES) 10,933,484 CROPLAND - HARVESTED 1978 (ACRES) 5,844,805 CROPLAND - HARVESTED 1982 (ACRES) 6,036,679 CROPLAND - HARVESTED 1987 (ACRES) 5,522,216 CROPLAND - HARVESTED 1992 (ACRES) 5,532,964 IRRIGATED LAND - HARVESTED CROPLAND 1978 (ACRES) 2,726,221 IRRIGATED LAND - HARVESTED CROPLAND 1982 (ACRES) 2,656,328 IRRIGATED LAND - HARVESTED CROPLAND 1987 (ACRES) 2,442,358 IRRIGATED LAND - HARVESTED CROPLAND 1992 (ACRES) 2,649,111 AVERAGE SIZE OF FARM 1978 (ACRES) 1,310 AVERAGE SIZE OF FARM 1982 (ACRES) 1,237 AVERAGE SIZE OF FARM 1987 (ACRES) 1,248 AVERAGE SIZE OF FARM 1992 (ACRES) 1,252 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER FARM 1978 416,988 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER FARM 1982 562,479 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER FARM 1987 458,906 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER FARM 1992 536,510 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER ACRE 1978 317 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER ACRE 1982 454 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER ACRE 1987 369 AVERAGE VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS PER ACRE 1992 426 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - NUMBER 1978 22,273 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - NUMBER 1982 22,589 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - NUMBER 1987 22,586 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - NUMBER 1992 22,359 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - LAND IN FARMS 1978 (ACRES) 21,924,770 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - LAND IN FARMS 1982 (ACRES) 20,559,116 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - LAND IN FARMS 1987 (ACRES) 21,410,862 INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY FARMS - LAND IN FARMS 1992 (ACRES) 21,271,311 FARMS WITH SALES OF $2,500 TO $4,999 1978 2,920 FARMS WITH SALES OF $2,500 TO $4,999 1982 2,733 FARMS WITH SALES OF $2,500 TO $4,999 1987 2,582 FARMS WITH SALES OF $2,500 TO $4,999 1992 2,637 FARMS WITH SALES OF $5,000 TO $9,999 1978 3,166 FARMS WITH SALES OF $5,000 TO $9,999 1982 3,042 FARMS WITH SALES OF $5,000 TO $9,999 1987 3,008 FARMS WITH SALES OF $5,000 TO $9,999 1992 3,005 FARMS WITH SALES OF $10,000 TO $19,999 1978 3,715 FARMS WITH SALES OF $10,000 TO $19,999 1982 3,102 FARMS WITH SALES OF $10,000 TO $19,999 1987 3,125 FARMS WITH SALES OF $10,000 TO $19,999 1992 3,243 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $39,999 1978 3,932 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $39,999 1982 3,278 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $39,999 1987 3,341 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $39,999 1992 3,093 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $24,999 1982 1,041 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $24,999 1987 1,120 FARMS WITH SALES OF $20,000 TO $24,999 1992 1,006 FARMS WITH SALES OF $25,000 TO $39,999 1982 2,237 FARMS WITH SALES OF $25,000 TO $39,999 1987 2,221 FARMS WITH SALES OF $25,000 TO $39,999 1992 2,087 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $99,999 1978 4,470 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $99,999 1982 4,274 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $99,999 1987 4,212 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $99,999 1992 3,914 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $49,999 1982 1,097 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $49,999 1987 1,095 FARMS WITH SALES OF $40,000 TO $49,999 1992 1,048 FARMS WITH SALES OF $50,000 TO $99,999 1982 3,177 FARMS WITH SALES OF $50,000 TO $99,999 1987 3,117 FARMS WITH SALES OF $50,000 TO $99,999 1992 2,866 FARMS WITH SALES OF $100,000 TO $249,999 1978 2,353 FARMS WITH SALES OF $100,000 TO $249,999 1982 2,773 FARMS WITH SALES OF $100,000 TO $249,999 1987 2,722 FARMS WITH SALES OF $100,000 TO $249,999 1992 2,871 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 OR MORE 1978 1,197 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 OR MORE 1982 1,602 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 OR MORE 1987 1,687 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 OR MORE 1992 2,024 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 TO $499,999 1982 921 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 TO $499,999 1987 999 FARMS WITH SALES OF $250,000 TO $499,999 1992 1,115 FARMS WITH SALES OF $500,000 OR MORE 1982 681 FARMS WITH SALES OF $500,000 OR MORE 1987 688 FARMS WITH SALES OF $500,000 OR MORE 1992 909 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - TOTAL 1978 2,589,989 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - TOTAL 1982 2,940,897 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - TOTAL 1987 3,143,131 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - TOTAL 1992 4,115,552 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - CROPS 1978 573,567 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - CROPS 1982 847,323 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - CROPS 1987 781,934 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - CROPS 1992 1,036,174 LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND THEIR PRODUCTS 1978 2,016,422 LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND THEIR PRODUCTS 1982 2,093,574 LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND THEIR PRODUCTS 1987 2,361,197 LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND THEIR PRODUCTS 1992 3,079,378 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - DAIRY 1978 82,351 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - DAIRY 1982 121,136 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - DAIRY 1987 136,818 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - DAIRY 1992 166,166 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 1978 58,349 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 1982 74,255 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 1987 89,126 VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS SOLD - POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 1992 115,073 RURAL FARM POPULATION 1980 59,152 RURAL FARM POPULATION 1990 45,118 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1989 (ACRES) 535,139 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1990 (ACRES) 539,871 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1991 (ACRES) 584,455 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1992 (ACRES) 585,161 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1993 (ACRES) 642,682 AGRICULTURAL LANDHOLDINGS OF FOREIGN OWNERS DEC. 31, 1994 (ACRES) 642,309


Note: Average Age is in years. Average Value is in dollars. Value of farm products sold is in thousands of dollars. Other data is in absolute numbers.

Source: USA Counties 1996 on CD-ROM U.S. Census Bureau. Additional notes on the data sources are available.

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The Census of Agriculture: 1987-1997 is also searchable on a county level via the Web. Data included in 39 tables : market value, production expenses, irrigation, selected crops and livestock, characteristics of farm ownership, and other information.

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