The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 56
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
IN TEXAS COUNTIES
ESTIMATES OF TOTAL
BASED On 1927
SCHOLASTIC POPULlo O
(SEE LAST COLUMN IN TABLE
"POPULATION OF TEXAS
COUNTIES" O ANOTHER
PAGE tIN THI SECTION
OF THE. TEXAS
MORE "THAM 55 INHABITANTS PER SQ. MILE.
4o0 T o ...
25 To 40 -
1o TO 25 - -
FEWER. THA~ 10
Statistics of Population-Urban and Rural, Race and Nativity,
Foreign White Stock, Population by Counties, Postoffice Guide.
Texas had a population of 5,397,000 in June, 1927, according to estimate of the Bu-
reau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce. This estimate is
733,772 above the figure of 4,663,228 derived from the actual count taken in 1920, and
is based upon the growth of population in Texas during the interval between the cen-
sus of 1910 and that of 1920, which was 19.7 per cent. Probably this estimate does full
justice to the growth of Texas since 1920. In the absence of an actual count since that
year, the best indication of increase or decrease of population may be found in the
scholastic population. This is particularly
true in Texas, where the scholastic popu- mile, however, Texas ranked only thirty-
lation is carefully taken because of the fifth among the States.
fact that an average of about $14 per While some portions of Texas will never
capita is apportioned to counties out of sustain a dense population, yet there are
State funds on this census. In 1920 the many great territories in the State that
scholastic population of Texas was 1,271,- have the natural resources of the older
284. The census of 1927 showed something and thickly populated portions of the
more than 1,369,000, an increase of ap- United States, and yet which now have
proximately 8 per cent. less than ten persons per square mile.
Ranks Fifth and Thirty-Fifth. Less than half of the cultivable land of
In 1920 Texas ranked-undoubtedly still Texas is now under the plow. Only about
ranks-fifth among the States on basis of 30,000,000 of the total of approximately
total population. With an average den- 167,000,000 acres of the State are devoted
sity of population of only 17.8 per square to crop growing. Just how much popu-
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The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1928~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123786/m1/59/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.