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U.S. Statistics on Women and Minorities on Farms and in Rural Areas


Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

Revised September 2009

1. Farms and Farm Operators: Tables, Maps and Reports from the USDA 2007 Census of Agriculture.
2007 Census or Agriculture. United States Summary and State Data. [PDF, 6.58 MB]
Vol. 1, Geographic Area Series, Part 51. AC2009-A51. Issued February 2009.
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Full Report: http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Full_Report/usv1.pdf
Data include number of farms and acreage owned or rented; market value of products sold and government payments; farms owned by size, farms owned by commodity produced, and more.

Volume 1 Chapter 1:  U.S. National Level Data
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Full_Report/Volume_1,_Chapter_1_US/
index.asp

See the following selected tables:

  • Table 47. Institutional, Research, Experimental, and American Indian Reservation Farms: 2007 [66 KB]
  • Table 50. Women Principal Operators - Selected Farm Characteristics: 2007 and 2002 [72 KB]
  • Table 51. Women Operators - Selected Operator Characteristics: 2007 and 2002 [62 KB]
  • Table 52. Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin Principal Operators - Selected Farm Characteristics: 2007 and 2002 [72 KB]
  • Table 53. Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin Operators - Selected Operator Characteristics: 2007 and 2002 [65 KB]
  • Table 54. Selected Farm Characteristics by Race of Principal Operator: 2007 and 2002 [92 KB]
  • Table 55. Selected Farm Characteristics by Race: 2007 [77 KB]
  • Table 56. Selected Principal Operator Characteristics by Race: 2007 and 2002 [77 KB]
  • Table 57. Selected Operator Characteristics by Race: 2007 [67 KB]
  • Table 62. Summary by North American Industry Classification System: 2007 [305 KB]

Volume 1 Chapter 2:  U.S. State Level Data
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Full_Report/
Volume_1,_Chapter_2_US_State_Level/index.asp

See the following selected tables:

  • Table 46. Selected Operation and Operator Characteristics: 2007 and 2002 [207 KB]
  • Table 47. Women Principal Operators - Selected Farm Characteristics: 2007 [69 KB]
  • Table 48. Women Operators: 2007 [65 KB]
  • Table 49. Women Principal Operators - Tenure: 2007 [68 KB]
  • Table 50. Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin Operators: 2007 [65 KB]
  • Table 51. American Indian or Alaska Native Operators: 2007 [66 KB]
  • Table 52. Asian Operators: 2007 [64 KB]
  • Table 53. Black or African American Operators: 2007 [ KB]
  • Table 54. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Operators: 2007 [65 KB]
  • Table 55. White Operators: 2007 [66 KB]
  • Table 56. Operators Reporting More Than One Race: 2007 [66 KB]

Agricultural Atlas of the United States: 2007 Census of Agriculture, Maps and Cartographic Resources
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Online_Highlights/Ag_Atlas_Maps/Operators/
index.asp

Characteristics of Farm Operators Maps

  • Average Age of Principal Farm Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [395 KB])
  • Percent of Principal Farm Operators 65 Years Old and Over: 2007 (GIF | PDF [394 KB])
  • Percent of Farms with Female Principal Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [394 KB])
  • Number of Farms with American Indian or Alaska Native Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [461 KB])
  • Number of Farms with Asian Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [293 KB])
  • Number of Farms with Black or African American Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [400 KB])
  • Number of Farms with Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [220 KB])
  • Number of Farms with White Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [860 KB])
  • Number of Farms with Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin Operators: 2007 (GIF | PDF [598 KB])

2007 Census of Agriculture Fact Sheets
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Fact sheets combine narrative and data to illustrate current trends among U.S. farmers and agricultural operations.

2. Racial and Ethnic Diversity Increases in Rural America
USDA. Economic Research Service.
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Population/Diversity.htm
From the ERS Rural Population and Migration Briefing Room; features reports and data about rural-urban migration by race including maps and charts in the Rural Gallery.

3. Minority Links
U.S. Census Bureau.
http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/hotlinks.html
Provides demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau for African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

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