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AC87-A-54 



Volume 1 

GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERIES 



Part 54 

Virgin Islands of 
the United States 

Area Data 






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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 



This report was prepared in the Agriculture Division. Many 
divisions participated in the various activities of the 1 987 Agricul- 
ture Census of the Virgin Islands: Economic Programming pre- 
pared the computer programs, designed the computer system, 
and installed the hardware; Field performed the clerical process- 
ing; Geography developed the field maps; Data Preparation 
assisted with the preparation of enumeration materials; Adminis- 
trative Services provided the forms design and other administra- 
tive services; Publication Services contributed in publication, 
planning and design, editorial reviews, composition, and printing 
procurement; data collection was under the direction of 
Eric Dawson, Commissioner of Economic Development and 



Agriculture of the Virgin Islands, under a special agreement with 
the Census Bureau. The data collection activity was conducted 
by census enumerators under the supervision of Godfrey Gor- 
don, Project Leader. 

Representatives of the Government of the Virgin Islands made 
significant recommendations which helped establish data con- 
tent and provided valuable advice during the planning stages of 
the census. 

Special tribute is paid to the many farm and ranch operators 
who furnished the information requested. Only through their 
cooperation was it possible to collect and publish the data in this 
report. 



If there are any questions concerning the statistics in this report call: 

(301) 763-8555 Division Chief 

(301) 763-8509 Outlying Areas Branch 

(301) 763-1113 General Information 



1987 

Census of 
Agriculture 



AC87-A-54 



Volume 1 
GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERIES 

Part 54 

Virgin Islands of 
the United States 

Area Data 



Issued May 1989 







U.S. Department of Commerce 
Robert A. Mosbacher, Secretary 

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 




BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 
C. L. Kincannon, Deputy Director 



Charles A. Waite, Associate Director for 

Economic Programs 

Roger H. Bugenhagen, Assistant Director for 

Economic and Agriculture Censuses 

Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Chief, 
Economic Census Staff 

AGRICULTURE DIVISION 
Charles P. Pautler, Jr., Chief 



Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 

Census of agriculture (1987). Geographic area series. 
1 987 census of agriculture. Geographic area series. 

Includes indexes. 

Supt. of Docs, no.: C 3.31/4:987/v.1 

1. Agriculture— Economic aspects— United States- 
Statistics. 2. Agriculture— Economic aspects— United 
States — States— Statistics. 3. Agriculture — Economic 
aspects — United States — Territories and possessions 
—Statistics. I. United States. Bureau of the Census. 
II. Title. 
HD1769.C46 1987 338.1 '0973'021 88-600103 



For sale by Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government 
Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 



CONTENTS 



Page 

Introduction V 

Islands Map VII 



TABLES 

AREA DATA 

1. Farms, Land in Farms, and Land Use: 1987 and 1982 1 

2. Farms and Land in Farms by Size of Farm: 1987 and 1982 1 

3. Tenure and Characteristics of Operators: 1987 and 1982 1 

4. Farm Characteristics: 1987 and 1982 2 

5. Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 and 1982 2 

6. Selected Farm Production Expenses: 1987 and 1982 2 

7. Forage, Field, and Vegetable Crops: 1987 and 1982 3 

8. Fruits, Nuts, and Ornamental Plants and Other Nursery Products: 1987 and 1982 4 

9. Livestock, Poultry, and Their Products: 1987 and 1982 5 

ISLAND DATA 

10. Farms, Land in Farms, and Land Use, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 6 

11. Size of Farm by Islands: 1987 and 1982 6 

12. Type of Organization, Labor Status, and Type of Holdings, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 7 

13. Farms, Land in Farms, and Tenure of Operator, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 7 

14. Forage, Field, and Vegetable Crops, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 8 

15. Fruits, Nuts, and Ornamental Plants and Other Nursery Products, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 10 

16. Livestock, Poultry, and Their Products, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 11 

17. Selected Equipment and Specified Facilities by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 1987 and 1982 12 

18. Selected Farm Production Expenses by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 1987 and 1982 13 

19. Off-Farm Work by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 1987 and 1982 13 

20. Operator Characteristics by Islands: 1987 and 1982 14 

21. Type of Land Ownership and Value of Agricultural Products Sold by Islands: 1987 and 1982 14 

SUMMARY DATA 

22. Summary by Tenure of Operator: 1987 15 

23. Summary by Age of Operator: 1987 19 

24. Summary by Size of Farm: 1987 23 

25. Summary by Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 27 

APPENDIXES 

A. General Explanation A-1 

B. Selected Data by Current and Prior Farm Definitions: 1987 and 1982 B-1 

C. Report Form C-1 

Index Index 1 

Publication Program Inside back cover 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE CONTENTS III 



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INTRODUCTION 



Page 

HISTORY V 

USES OF THE CENSUS V 

AUTHORITY AND AREA COVERED V 

FARM DEFINITION V 

COMPARABILITY OF DATA V 

TABULAR PRESENTATION V 

CENSUS DISCLOSURE RULES VI 

DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS VI 

DOLLAR VALUES VI 

INVENTORIES, PRODUCTION, AND SALES DATA VI 

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS VI 

HISTORY 

The 1987 census is the 1 1th census of agriculture of the 
Virgin Islands. The first, taken in 1917, was a special 
census authorized by the Secretary of Commerce. The 
next agriculture census was taken in 1930 in conjunction 
with the decennial census, a practice that continued every 
10 years through 1960. The 1964 Census of Agriculture 
was the first quinquennial (5-year) census to be taken in 
the Virgin Islands. For the quinquennial census of 1969, 
the data were collected in 1970 in conjunction with the 
1970 Censuses of Population and Housing. The 1974 
census was taken independently of any other censuses. In 
1 976, Congress authorized the census of agriculture to be 
taken for 1 978 and 1 982 to adjust the data reference year 
to coincide with the 1982 Economic Censuses covering 
manufacturing, mining, construction, retail trade, whole- 
sale trade, service industries, and selected transportation 
activities. After 1 982, the agriculture census reverted to a 
5-year cycle to be taken covering years ending in "2" and 
"7." 



AUTHORITY AND AREA COVERED 

The 1987 Census of Agriculture was taken in accor- 
dance with the provisions of Title 13, United States Code. 
Sections 142(a) and 191 provide for a census of agricul- 
ture every 5 years in each State, the District of Columbia, 
Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United 
States. The census data for the Virgin Islands may be 
collected by the Governor or a representative from his/her 
staff to act as census supervisor, in accordance with a 
Memorandum of Agreement prescribed or approved by the 
Director of the Bureau of the Census. 



FARM DEFINITION 

The data presented in this report relate to places 
qualifying as farms for census purposes. For the 1987 
Census of Agriculture in the Virgin Islands, a farm was 
defined as any place from which $100 or more of agricul- 
tural products were sold or normally would have been sold 
during the census year. This is a definitional change from 
1 982. For 1 982, a farm was defined as a "place" of 3 acres 
or more on which any field or forage crops were harvested 
or vegetables were harvested for sale during the 1 2-month 
period between July 1, 1982, and June 30, 1983, or on 
which there was a combined total of 1 or more fruit or nut 
trees or plants, any livestock, or 1 or more poultry at the 
time of enumeration. Places of less than 3 acres were 
counted as farms if their sales of agricultural products 
between July 1, 1982, and June 30, 1983, amounted to at 
least $100, or if they could normally be expected to 
produce agricultural products in sufficient quantity to pro- 
vide sales amounting to at least $100. 

COMPARABILITY OF DATA 



USES OF THE CENSUS 

The census of agriculture is the recognized source of 
statistics about the Virgin Island's agricultural production 
and the only source of consistent, comparable data at the 
island level. Census statistics are used to measure agri- 
cultural production and to identify trends in an ever chang- 
ing agricultural sector. Many local programs use census 
data as a benchmark for designing and evaluating surveys. 
Private industry uses census statistics to provide a more 
effective production and distribution system for the agricul- 
tural community. 



Comparability of data from the 1 987 Census of Agricul- 
ture in the Virgin Islands has been slightly affected by 
improvements in the coverage of the operators' list and 
improved techniques of training enumerators. In general, 
data from the 1 987 census are comparable with those of 
previous censuses. 

TABULAR PRESENTATION 

The detailed tables in this report give totals for St. Croix, 
St. John, St. Thomas, and for the Virgin Islands, as a 
whole. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



INTRODUCTION V 



CENSUS DISCLOSURE RULES 

In keeping with the provisions of Title 13, United States 
Code, no data are published that would disclose the 
operations of an individual farm. However, the number of 
farms in a given size category or other classification is not 
considered a disclosure, so this information may be given 
even though other information is withheld. 

DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 

Appendix A includes definitions and explanations of 
selected terms used in the tables. Appendix B displays a 
bridge table of selected items with the 1987 census data 
by the new definition, and the 1 982 data by both the 1 987 
definition and the 1982 definition. The 1987 report form is 
shown in appendix C. 

DOLLAR VALUES 

All dollar values presented in this report are expressed 
in current dollars, i.e., 1987 data are expressed in 1987 
dollars and 1982 data in 1982 dollars. The dollar values 
have not been adjusted for changes in price levels between 
census years. 



INVENTORIES, PRODUCTION, AND SALES 
DATA 



Inventories of livestock, poultry, and machinery and 
equipment are the number on hand at the time of enumer- 
ation. Crop production, crop and livestock sales, and 
expense data are for the 12-month period between July 1, 
1987, and June 30, 1988. 



ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS 



The following abbreviations and symbols are used through- 
out the tables: 



Represents zero. 

(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual 

farms. 

(X) Not applicable. 

(Z) Less than half of the unit shown. 

(NA) Not available. 



VI INTRODUCTION 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



ISLAND MAP 



THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES 




BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 
(U.K.) 



LEGEND 

* Capital underlined 

All political boundaries are as of January I, 1980 
International boundary representation is not 
necessarily authoritative. 



16 Kilometers 




U.S. Department of Comn 



BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



INTRODUCTION VII 



Table 1. Farms, Land in Farms, and Land Use: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, 


see appendix A 


and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 








Farms 


1987 


1982 


Farms 


1987 


1982 


Farms 






267 

17 785 

66.6 

85 120 
20.9 

206 

1 899 

200 

608 


259 

17 778 

68.6 

85 120 
20.9 

201 

1 569 

196 

690 


Total cropland— Con. 
Other 

Pasture or grazing land - - 

Woodland 


farms.. 

acres.. 
farms.. 

acres.. 
farms 


49 

1 291 

154 

13 390 

49 

1 836 

192 

660 










48 


Average size of farm 






879 






148 












38 






acres 1 .. 




acres__ 
farms 


199 


acres.. 


acres.. 


1 237 



1 Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



Table 2. Farms and Land in Farms by Size of Farm: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendi> 


A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 
















Farms 


Total 


Less 
than 3 
acres 


3 to 9 
acres 


10 to 19 
acres 


20 to 49 
acres 


50 to 99 
acres 


100 to 

174 

acres 


175 to 
259 

acres 


260 to 
499 

acres 


500 to 

999 

acres 


1,000 

acres or 
more 




number.1987.. 

1982.. 
1987.. 


267 

259 

100.0 

100.0 

17 785 
17 778 
100.0 
100.0 
66.6 
68.6 


80 

75 

30.0 

29.0 

112 
(D) 
.6 
(D) 
1.4 
(D) 


61 
90 

30.3 
34.7 

457 
470 
2.6 
2.6 
5.6 
5.2 


32 

24 

12.0 

9.3 

408 
317 
2.3 
1.8 
12.8 
13.2 


37 

28 

13.9 

10.8 

1 115 
840 
6.3 
4.7 
30.1 
30.0 


16 
16 
6.0 
6.2 

1 198 
1 044 
67 
5.9 
74.9 
65.3 


6 
10 
2.2 
3.9 

740 

1 207 

4.2 

6.8 

123.3 

120.7 


4 

4 

1.5 

1.5 

865 
873 
4.9 
4.9 
216.3 
218.3 


5 
6 

1.9 
2.3 

1 811 

2 318 
10.2 
13.0 

362.2 
386.3 


3 
4 

1.1 
1.5 

2 036 

3 060 
11.4 
17.2 

678.7 
765.0 


3 

2 

1.1 




1982- 


.8 
9 045 


Average size of farm 


1982- 
1987.. 

1982-. 
_.. acres, 1987 _ 

1982- 


(D) 
50.9 
(D) 
3 015.0 
(D) 



1 Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



Table 3. Tenure and Characteristics of Operators: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendi> 


A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text ] 






Item 


1987 


1982 


Item 


1987 


1982 


TENURE OF OPERATOR 


.farms.. 

acres 1 .. 

farms.. 

acres 1 -_ 

--_ farms.. 

acres.. 
farms 

acres. _ 

farms.. 

acres. . 
farms - 

acres. _ 


267 

17 785 

206 

1 899 

201 

6 478 

156 

820 

36 

9 962 

27 

623 

7 

291 

5 

19 

23 

1 054 

18 

438 


259 

17 778 

201 

1 569 

207 
7 219 

168 
1 250 

27 

9 793 

20 

269 

1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

24 
(D) 

12 
(D) 


OPERATOR CHARACTERISTICS 

Operators by place of residence: 


189 

78 

25 
27 
50 
165 

166 
11 
90 

1 
19 
34 
63 
65 
85 
57 

159 

14 542 

108 

3 243 

94 
173 

13 
8 

15 

18 
119 


209 






50 


Operators _ - 

Total cropland _ 


Operators by years on present farm: 


25 
44 
42 
148 




Operators by place of birth: 


168 
22 


Total cropland 


Operators by age group: 
25 to 34 years 


69 

6 
12 
49 
56 


Total cropland 




76 
60 

54 




Operators by main occupation: 
Agricultural number- 
acres— 

acres -. 
Operators by days of work off farm: 


115 
15 259 




acres. _ 


2 519 




acres., 
acres. . 


94 
165 
13 






3 






4 






27 




acres.. 




118 









■Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 



Table 4. Farm Characteristics: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for 


meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 








Item 


1987 


1982 


Item 


1987 


1982 


LABOR STATUS 








FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES-Con. 










_ number 


266 


259 


Wells 


farms.. 


111 


141 






660 


643 




number. _ 


202 


221 


Unpaid labor _ 


__ .farms 


247 


239 


Reporting no wells 


farms 


156 


118 




workers. _ 


14 
19 
43 
66 
212 


5 
(D) 
29 
(D) 
225 


FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 




44 

223 

31 

3 






workers. _ 

_ farms 

workers.. 

farms 




25 to 149 days _ __ - 












150 days or more 






7 




workers. _ 


106 
226 


76 
214 






43 

6 

100 






Dairy 

Livestock _. 




5 




workers.. 


109 


Less than 25 days 


_ _. farms. 


21 


2 


Poultry 




3 


5 




workers.. 




(D) 


Nursery 




8 


3 


25 to 149 days 


farms . 


42 


32 


Mixed 




29 


10 




workers 


62 


65 


Other . 






2 




farms 


51 


49 












workers _ 


136 


(D) 


FARMS BY TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 








Not reported 


_ _ farms 


1 




individual 




224 


211 


SELECTED EQUIPMENT 




44 
76 
145 


47 
111 
160 


Partnership 




15 
16 
12 


31 




Other 

TYPE OF LAND OWNERSHIP 




10 


Motortrucks 


number., 
farms.. 






number. _ 


174 


219 






267 


259 


Automobiles 


.farms.. 


136 


126 






17 785 


17 778 




number. _ 


160 


161 


Owned __ ._ . 


farms.. 
acres __ 


237 
8 764 


234 

9 879 


FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES 








Rented from others 


farms. _ 
acres.. 


59 
9 940 


51 
8 439 


Electricity _ — 




228 


224 


Managed for others 


farms 


7 


3 






39 


35 






291 


8 


Piped running water 

No piped running water 


215 
52 


223 

36 






12 
1 210 


5 


acres. . 


547 



Table 5. Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 





Farms 


Value 
(dollars) 


Item 


Farms 


Value 
(dollars) 




1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 




267 
(X) 

85 
53 
40 
33 

13 
8 
35 


259 
(X) 

68 
69 

54 
27 

8 
4 
29 


2 685 351 
10 057 

18 885 
40 081 
69 383 
111 346 

74 772 

67 699 
2 303 185 


2 391 506 
9 234 

16 676 
55 106 

91 383 

92 571 

46 961 

35 365 

2 053 444 


Sales by commodity group or product: 
Forage, field, and vegetable crops 


93 
56 
140 
60 

19 

12 
150 

98 
6 
6 

30 
8 


68 
28 
127 
69 

9 
7 
165 
119 
10 
7 
21 
8 


399 221 
390 907 
146 817 
132 515 

241 230 
239 950 
838 554 
826 306 
1 042 698 
1 042 698 
16 831 
13 427 




Average per farm 


(D) 

204 972 


Farms by value of sales: 




<D) 




133 741 




Ornamental plants and other nursery 






89 700 






89 200 






705 629 






695 819 






922 830 






922 475 






315 586 






312 245 









Table 6. Selected Farm Production Expenses: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Item 


Farms 


Expenses 
(dollars) 


Item 


Farms 


Expenses 
(dollars) 




1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 




94 
87 
106 
105 

148 
140 


98 
84 
75 
74 

173 
164 


120 640 

120 220 

896 660 

(D) 

742 512 
742 018 


123 015 

122 236 

887 029 

(D) 

(D) 
978 756 


Insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides __ 
Expenses of $100 or more 

Fertilizers and manure purchased 

Expenses of $100 or more - 


115 
71 

66 
46 
43 
40 


59 
29 

63 

44 
54 
44 


46 436 
44 506 

34 989 
34 057 
66 495 
66 340 


74 467 


Expenses of $100 or more 


73 196 


Expenses of $100 or more 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry ... 
Expenses of $100 or more 


IP) 

65 536 

(D) 




70 459 







2 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



Table 7. Forage, Field, and Vegetable Crops: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A 


and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 








Crop 


1987 


1982 


Crop 


1987 


1982 


FORAGE CROPS 








FIELD CROPS-Con. 












12 

5 


10 
3 


Other field crops 


farms-. 

acres.. 


7 
181 


5 






3 


For cutting 

For grazing 

For cutting and grazing _ _ — 




3 


3 




pounds harvested— 


683 116 


1 820 




1 


_ 


Sales 


pounds 


89 135 


670 


acres 


1 


- 




dollars.. 


3 107 


385 










VEGETABLE CROPS 












2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


3 
403 
103 
300 


Cabbages 

Sales 


farms— 

acres— 
dollars . 


13 

3 

1 849 
























acres.. 


(D) 


1 






15 

2 

1 767 


6 




Sales 


acres. _ 
dollars.. 








1 815 


FIELD CROPS 


farms.. 


43 
(D) 


42 
17 


Celery 




20 

3 

8 475 






S 


acres. _ 


4 




acres.. 










pounds harvested.. 


15 264 


14 733 


Cucumbers 


. _ farms 


14 


20 




pounds . 


9 845 


11 803 




acres. 


6 


7 




dollars.. 


5 120 


5 761 


Sales 


_ dollars— 


29 771 


20 975 






15 

5 

2 527 


20 

3 

1 455 


Eggplant — _ 
Sales - - 


farms— 

acres.. 
dollars.. 


33 

6 

14 741 


24 




acres.. 
pounds harvested.. 


8 513 






1 065 
765 


699 


Green beans - - 


farms- 
acres . 


10 
1 






dollars.. 


2 














2 342 


4 810 


Dry com 




3 
2 238 


5 
3 788 






13 
8 


7 
2 




acres., 
pounds harvested.. 




acres.. 






1 560 
989 


1 246 
573 


Sales _ . 

Okra— 


dollars 

farms.. 


36 






dollars. . 


26 


Sorghum for grain 


farms., 
acres- 


1 
(D) 


: 


Sales 


acres. . 
dollars 


11 
5 470 


7 
2 870 




pounds harvested.. 


(D) 


- 


Onions 


farms— 


25 


5 




pounds. 


(D) 






acres— 








dollars.. 


(D) 


- 


Sales - 


dollars 


16 288 


51 450 


Sweetpotatoes 


...farms- 
acres., 
pounds harvested.. 


36 

8 

7 918 


35 

9 

10 035 


Peppers ..... 
Sales 


farms— 

acres— 
dollars 


38 

8 

5 203 


22 

5 

2 554 


Sales . 


pounds,. 


3 676 


6 960 


Spinach . ._ . 


farms- 


15 


5 




dollars- 


2 388 


3 310 




acres 


3 


2 














25 056 


4 398 




















acres _. 


2 


2 


Squash 


farms— 








pounds harvested . 


1 610 


1 720 




acres— 






Sales - 


_ pounds.. 


452 


1 110 


Sales 


dollars 








dollars.. 


226 


542 


Tomatoes 


farms— 


24 


23 


Yams 


farms 

acres 


17 
3 


22 
5 


Sales - 


acres— 
dollars . 


16 
113 664 


8 
33 710 




pounds harvested.. 


3 582 


7 165 


Other vegetables 


farms.. 


20 


7 


Sales . 


_ pounds- 


1 385 


4 614 




acres. . 








dollars. _ 


827 


2 935 


Sales 


dollars 


68 836 


40 261 



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Table 8. Fruits, Nuts, and Ornamental Plants and Other Nursery Products: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text ] 



Crop 



Crop 



Land in bearing and nonhealing fruit trees and 

plants farms. 

acres . 

Avocados farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age_ 
number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Bananas farms. 

hills not of bearing age- 
hills of bearing age 
bunches harvested. 

Sales bunches. 

dollars. 

Coconuts farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age. 
number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Grapefruit farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

pounds harvested. 

Sales pounds. 

dollars. 

Limes and lemons farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age. 
pounds harvested. 
Sales pounds- 
dollars. 



807 


1 008 


1 449 


1 104 


41 206 


31 284 


32 494 


25 203 


23 914 


14 793 


120 


149 


6 348 


7 317 


6 708 


(D) 


5 881 


(D) 


4 666 


(D) 


38 891 


(D) 


123 


128 


3 193 


2 685 


2 011 


2 091 


19 977 


(D) 


13 070 


(D) 


11 979 


(D) 


49 


53 


250 


243 


166 


250 


3 419 


4 278 


2 009 


2 490 


1 484 


1 247 


116 


123 


387 


382 


905 


987 


11 359 


7 666 


7 209 


3 935 


5 311 


2 183 



Mangoes farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Oranges farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

pounds harvested. 

Sales pounds. 

dollars. 

Papayas farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age- 
pounds harvested. 
Sates pounds- 
dollars. 

Pineapples farms. 

plants not of bearing age_. 

plants of bearing age. 

boxes harvested. 

Sales boxes. 

dollars. 

Plantains farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 
trees of bearing age. 
bunches harvested. 

Sales bunches. 

dollars. 

Other fruits, nuts, and tree crops farms. 

plants and trees not of bearing age. 
plants and trees of bearing age- 
number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms. 

sq ft under cover- 
acres. 
Sales dollars. 



971 


1 960 


2 881 


2 790 


171 104 


205 041 


128 640 


(D) 


44 007 


(D) 


57 


75 


516 


354 


488 


378 


7 331 


5 419 


3 620 


2 340 


1 668 


1 115 


76 


77 


350 


388 


937 


1 035 


9 588 


4 175 


7 466 


2 066 


5 430 


1 127 



148 


422 


97 


1 405 


111 


919 


84 


849 


668 


6 860 


83 


41 


287 


81 


2 078 


420 


26 974 


1 814 


21 962 


756 


11 723 


483 


19 


10 


54 650 


28 390 


12 


2 


241 230 


89 700 



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Table g. Livestock, Poultry, and Their Products: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendi) 


A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbol 


, see introductory text ] 








Item 


1987 


1982 


Item 


1987 


1982 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK 










LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK 








PRODUCTS 










PRODUCTS- Con. 

Cattle and calves . _ 

Sales 


farms., 
number.. 

farms- 
number 


95 
5 078 

70 
1 555 


90 
5 578 

51 
1 287 


Horses, colts, and ponies _ _ 


farms 


28 
224 




24 
125 




dollars. _ 


613 392 


488 633 






3 




3 


Cows . 


farms 
number. _ 


2 499 


79 






3 031 




dollars.. 


2 050 




5 750 


Sales _ . 

Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older 


number.. 

dollars.. 

... farms. 


451 

186 219 

65 


235 
114 150 

53 






1 




2 




number.. 


1 130 


1 249 






(0) 




(D) 


Sales _ .. 


number.. 


312 


282 












Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year 


dollars.. 


127 773 


100 755 




number.. 






dollars- - 








old or older 

Sales 


farms 
number., 
number. _ 


66 
488 
479 


68 
845 
498 


Sheep and lambs 


farms _ 


54 




60 




dollars. . 


266 147 


244 228 


Sales 


number. _ 
farms.. 


3 134 
28 




2 814 
46 


Calves under 1 year old . ._ 


farms. 


57 


54 




number. _ 


















dollars.. 








Livestock sales 


dollars.. 
... farms. 


33 253 
150 


29 500 

165 


Goats and kids 


. farms . 


93 




112 




dollars.. 


838 554 


705 629 




number.. 


3 315 




3 633 


Milk sales ... _ _ 


... farms.. 


6 


10 






64 
928 




74 
914 




quarts.. 
dollars.. 


2 097 423 
1 042 698 






number. _ 


922 830 




dollars.. 


47 150 




45 263 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 
Chickens 




65 


55 


Hogs and pigs 


farms.. 


62 




87 






5 326 


(D) 




number.. 


2 536 




(D) 








12 






44 
1 424 




62 
1 513 




number.. 


1 666 

2 276 


20 071 
15 216 




number.. 




dollars. . 


125 226 




129 973 


5 months old or older __ 


farms 
number. _ 


49 
2 690 


51 
(D) 






56 
1 378 




71 
(D) 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 


farms . 
number. _ 


21 
727 


17 
366 




number.. 


Sales 


__ number.. 


645 




822 












dollars. _ 


42 456 




62 085 


Chicken egg sales. _ 


dollars. _ 
__ farms. . 


1 013 
22 


995 

15 


8 months old or older 


farms . 
number. 


58 
1 158 




77 
(□) 




dozens.. 
dollars-, 


11 279 
13 542 


284 107 
299 375 


Sales 


_ number- 


779 




691 


Poultry and egg sales 


...farms.. 


30 


21 




dollars.. 


82 770 




67 888 




dollars.. 


16 831 


315 586 



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VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 



Table 10. Farms, Land in Farms, and Land Use, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 







Virgin 


slands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


Farms 






























1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


Farms 


number.. 


267 


259 


168 


181 


99 


78 


Land in farms 1 . 


acres.. 


17 785 


17 778 


16 132 


15 689 


1 654 


2 089 


Cropland _ -_- - 


farms.. 


206 


201 


127 


147 


79 


54 




acres. . 


1 899 


1 569 


1 619 


1 223 


280 


346 


Harvested 


farms- 


200 


196 


122 


144 


78 


52 




acres.. 


608 


690 


453 


527 


156 


163 


Other _ 


. farms.. 


49 


48 


36 


41 


13 


7 




acres.. 


1 291 


879 


1 167 


696 


125 


183 


Pasture or grazing land 


farms.. 


154 


148 


106 


104 


48 


44 




acres.. 


13 390 


13 368 


12 289 


12 117 


1 101 


1 251 


Woodland — 


farms.. 


49 


38 


20 


23 


29 


15 




acres. 


1 836 


1 604 


1 654 


1 278 


182 


326 


Other land — _-_ 


. _ farms.. 


192 


199 


127 


143 


65 


56 




acres. _ 


660 


1 237 


570 


1 071 


90 


167 



Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



Table 11. Size of Farm by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Saint John and Saint Thomas 



Farms number.. 

acres 1 .. 

Farms by size: 

Less than 3 acres number.. 

acres.. 

3 to 9 acres... number.. 

acres.. 

10 to 19 acres number.. 

acres.. 

20 to 49 acres number- 
acres — 

50 to 99 acres number.. 

acres— 

100 to 174 acres number- 
acres— 

175 to 259 acres __ number- 
acres. _ 

260 to 499 acres number- 
acres. _ 

500 to 999 acres number.. 

acres. . 
1,000 acres or more number.. 

acres.. 

'Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



408 

37 

1 115 



(D) 
35 
170 



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Table 12. Type of Organization, Labor Status, and Type of Holdings, by Islands: 1987 and 
1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 







Virgin Islands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 






















1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


FARMS BY TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 




















224 
15 


211 
31 


134 

11 


143 
23 


90 
4 


68 






8 


































LABOR STATUS 








number.. 


266 


259 


168 


181 


98 


78 




workers.. 


660 


643 


454 


526 


206 


117 




. farms 


247 


239 


154 


162 


93 


77 




workers 


434 


429 


296 


329 


138 


100 






14 


5 


9 


4 


5 






workers. . 


19 


(D) 








(D) 






43 


29 


17 


25 


26 


4 




workers 


66 


(D) 








(D) 






212 


225 


138 


152 


74 


73 




workers.. 


349 


373 


254 


284 


95 








106 


76 


62 


65 


44 


11 




workers 


226 


214 


158 


197 


68 




Less than 25 days 


farms 


21 


2 


15 


2 


6 


- 




workers.. 


28 


(D) 




(D) 






25 to 149 days 


farms.. 


42 


32 


20 


29 


22 


3 




workers. _ 


62 


65 


29 












51 


49 


33 


41 


18 


8 




workers.. 


136 


(D) 


109 


(D) 


27 


13 






1 












FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 




















44 


48 


30 


42 


14 


6 




223 


211 


138 


139 


85 


72 






31 


14 


15 


14 


16 


- 




3 


7 


2 






- 






43 












Dairy - - 




6 


5 


5 


4 


1 


1 


Livestock __ - 




100 


109 


68 


69 


32 


40 


Poultjy .. 




3 


5 


3 


4 


- 








8 


3 


5 












29 


10 


15 








Other 




" 


2 


" 


2 


" 


" 



Table 13. Farms, Land in Farms, and Tenure of Operator, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 





Virgin Islands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


Farms 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


Farms number.. 

Land in farms 1 acres. 

Harvested cropland 1 acres 


267 

17 785 

608 


259 

17 778 

690 


168 

16 132 

453 


181 

15 689 

527 


99 

1 654 

156 


78 

2 089 

163 


Tenure of operator: 

Operators 

Full owners 

Part owners _ _ . 


267 
201 
36 

7 
23 


259 
207 
27 

1 
24 


168 
125 

25 
5 

13 


181 
144 
22 

1 
14 


99 
76 
11 
2 
10 


78 
63 
5 




10 


Land in farms (acres): 

Full owners . __ 

Part owners . — 

Managers _ 

Tenants _ 


6 478 

9 962 

291 

1 054 


7 219 

9 793 
(D) 
(D) 


5 374 

9 806 
(D) 

(D) 


5 255 

9 709 

(D) 

(D) 


1 104 
157 
(D) 
(D) 


1 964 

84 

42 


Harvested cropland (acres): 

Full owners - 

Part owners 

Managers .... _ 

Tenants . . 


370 
195 

19 
24 


513 
138 
(D) 
(D) 


252 
173 
(D) 
(D) 


374 
128 
(D) 
(D) 


118 
23 
(D) 
(D) 


139 
10 

14 



1 Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 

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VIRGIN ISLANDS 7 



Table u. Forage, Field, and Vegetable Crops, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Saint John and Saint Thomas 



FORAGE CROPS 

Sugarcane farms. 

Planted acres. 

For cutting acres. 

For grazing acres. 

For cutting and grazing acres. 

Sales dollars. 

Sorghum farms. 

Planted acres. 

For cutting acres. 

For grazing acres. 

For cutting and grazing acres. 

Sales dollars. 

FIELD CROPS 

Cassava _ farms. 

acres. 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds. 
dollars. 

Dry beans farms. 

acres. 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds. 

dollars. 

Dry corn farms. 

pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds, 
dollars. 

Sorghum for grain farms. 

acres, 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds. 
dollars. 

Sweetpotatoes farms. 

acres, 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds. 
dollars. 

Taniers farms. 

acres. 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds. 
dollars. 

Yams _ farms. 

acres. 
pounds harvested. 

Sales __ _ farms. 

pounds, 
dollars- 
Other field crops farms. 

acres. 
pounds harvested. 

Sales farms. 

pounds, 
dollars. 

VEGETABLE CROPS 

Cabbage farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Carrots farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Celery farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 
Cucumbers farms. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Eggplant __ farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Green beans farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Lettuce __ _ ___ farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 

Okra ___ farms. 

acres. 

Sales farms. 

dollars. 



(D) 


17 


15 264 


14 733 


30 


23 


9 845 


11 803 


5 120 


5 761 



(D) 


(D) 


<U| 


10 584 


a? 


19 


(L» 


8 635 


(U) 


4 494 


19 


9 


(D) 


3 


(U) 


1 638 



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Table 14. Forage, Field, and Vegetable Crops, by Islands: 1987 and 1982-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A: and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Crop 




Virgin 


slands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


















1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


VEGETABLE CROPS-Con 
















Onions 


_ farms 

acres __ 


25 

3 

25 

16 288 


5 

8 

5 

51 450 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


5 

8 

5 

51 450 


24 
(D) 
24 

(D) 


: 




dollars.. 


- 


Peppers 


farms 

acres. _ 


38 

8 

38 

5 203 


22 

5 

22 

2 554 


6 

3 

6 

2 264 


20 
(D) 
20 
(D) 


32 

5 

32 

2 939 


2 
(D) 




dollars.. 


(D) 


Spinach 


farms.. 

acres. . 


15 

3 

15 

25 056 


5 
2 

5 
4 398 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


3 
(D) 

3 
(D) 


14 
(D) 
14 
(D) 


2 
(D) 




dollars.. 


(D) 


Squash - 

Sales 


farms.. 

acres. . 

farms 

dollars.. 


20 

8 

20 

11 999 


10 

2 

10 

2 770 


6 

7 

6 

10 815 


7 

2 

7 

2 370 


14 

2 

14 

1 184 


3 

1 

3 

400 


Tomatoes 

Sales. __ . 


farms.. 

farms.. 

dollars.. 


24 

16 

24 

113 664 


23 

8 

23 

33 710 


9 

12 

9 

77 515 


22 
(D) 
22 
(D) 


15 

5 

15 

36 149 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


Other vegetables .. _ 


farms.. 

acres. . 


20 
4 
20 

68 836 


7 
6 

7 
40 261 


13 

3 

13 

61 222 


7 

8 

7 

40 261 


7 

1 

7 

7 614 


: 


dollars. _ 


- 



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VIRGIN ISLANDS 9 



Table 15. Fruits, Nuts, and Ornamental Plants and Other Nursery Products, by Islands: 1987 
and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Saint John and Saint Thomas 



Land in beanng and nonbearing fruit trees and plants farms. 

acres. 

Avocados farms- 

trees not of bearing age_ 

trees of bearing age_ 

number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Bananas farms. 

hills not of bearing age- 
hills of bearing age_ 
bunches harvested- 

Sales bunches. 

dollars. 

Coconuts farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age. 
number harvested. 
Sales number- 
dollars. 

Grapefruit farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

pounds harvested- 

Sales pounds. 

dollars. 

Limes and lemons farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 
trees of bearing age- 
pounds harvested. 

Sales pounds. 

dollars. 

Mangoes farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age- 
number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Oranges farms, 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

pounds harvested. 

Sales pounds- 

dollars- 

Papayas _ farms. 

trees not of bearing age- 
trees of bearing age- 
pounds harvested. 

Sales pounds. 

dollars. 

Pineapples ___ farms. 

plants not of bearing age- 
plants of bearing age- 
boxes harvested. 

Sales boxes. 

dollars., 

Plantains farms. 

hills not of bearing age. 
hills of bearing age- 
bunches harvested- 

Sales bunches. 

dollars. 

Other fruits, nuts, and tree crops farms. 

plants and trees not of bearing age- 
plants and trees of bearing age- 
number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars- 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms. 

sq ft under cover. 

acres. 

Sales dollars. 



137 
807 
1 449 
41 206 
32 494 
23 914 



120 
6 348 
6 708 
5 881 
4 666 
38 891 



123 
3 193 
2 011 
19 977 
13 070 
11 979 



3 


419 


? 


009 


1 


484 




116 




387 




905 


11 


359 


7 


209 


5 


311 




14B 




971 


2 881 


171 


104 


1?fl 


640 


44 


007 



7 331 
3 620 
1 668 



350 

937 

9 588 



83 
287 

2 078 
26 974 
21 962 
11 723 



1 008 


1 104 


31 284 


25 203 


14 793 


149 


7 317 


(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


128 


2 685 


2 091 


(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


53 


243 


250 


4 278 


2 490 


1 247 


123 


382 


987 


7 666 


3 935 


2 183 


163 


1 960 


2 790 


205 041 


(D) 
(D) 


75 


354 


378 


5 419 


2 340 


1 115 


77 


388 


1 035 


4 175 


2 066 


1 127 


24 


789 


1 405 



422 

1 405 

919 

849 



420 

1 814 

756 

483 





:iriH 


1 


002 


18 


995 


12 923 


7 


618 




BO 


3 


084 


3 


770 


a 


251 


? 


4«h 


18 


744 




69 


? 


BOO 


1 


315 


6 


186 


1 


310 


1 


009 



? 


B59 


1 


679 


1 


319 




68 




184 




inn 


7 


420 




?80 


2 


993 




84 




541 


? 


;s, 


90 


h;>h 


67 


565 


24 


102 




43 




469 




446 


6 


631 


3 


OHh 


1 


350 



5 170 
4 043 
2 643 



11 983 
9 366 
5 192 



678 
20 529 
16 628 
8 855 

100 

5 728 

(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 

93 
1 575 

1 245 
10 641 

6 124 

2 816 



3 778 


? 


290 


1 


1/2 




98 




347 




776 


S 


456 


3 


040 


1 


859 




115 


1 


300 


? 


140 


161 


651 


128 


865 


39 


381 



5 194 
2 240 
1 050 



300 

233 

1 650 



28 390 
(D) 
(D) 



447 
22 211 

19 571 
16 296 

60 
3 264 
2 938 
2 630 
2 201 

20 147 



13 791 
11 760 
10 970 



497 
3 939 
2 929 
2 318 

62 

430 

615 

80 478 

61 075 

19 905 



546 
4 418 
3 423 
2 787 



972 
14 991 
12 596 
6 531 



10 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



Table 16. Livestock, Poultry, and Their Products, by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Item 


Virgin 


slands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS 
















Horses, colts, and ponies.. . _ _ 

Sales . .. 


. farms., 
number. _ 

farms 

number., 
dollars.. 


28 

224 

3 

7 
2 050 


24 

125 

3 

13 

5 750 


25 
213 
1 
(D) 
(D) 


23 

(D) 

3 

13 

5 750 


3 
11 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 






1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 


; 


: 


1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 




number.. 




number., 
dollars.. 


" 


Sheep and lambs - 

Sales 


farms . 
number.. 

farms 

number. _ 
dollars. _ 


54 

3 134 

28 

910 

50 736 


60 

2 814 

46 

629 

36 010 


31 
2 477 
13 
645 
(D) 


42 

2 158 

30 

484 

25 495 


23 
657 

15 
265 
(D) 


18 
656 
16 
145 
10 515 


Goats and kids 

Sales 


farms 
number.. 

farms . 

number., 
dollars.. 


93 

3 315 

64 

928 

47 150 


112 

3 633 

74 

914 

45 263 


57 

2 322 

38 

608 

28 300 


80 

2 692 

54 

673 

28 018 


36 
993 

26 

320 

18 850 


32 
941 
20 
241 
17 245 


Hogs and pigs — 

Sales 


farms.. 

number.. 
. . farms. _ 

number., 
dollars. _ 


62 
2 536 

44 

1 424 

125 226 


87 

(D) 

62 

1 513 

129 973 


33 

1 020 

20 

479 

35 270 


53 
(D) 
34 
532 
35 603 


29 

1 516 

24 

945 

89 956 


34 

1 389 

28 

981 

94 370 


Under 8 months old . _ 

Sales .. 


. farms.. 
number.. 

dollars.. 


56 

1 378 

645 

42 456 


71 

(D) 

822 

62 085 


31 

595 

399 

28 075 


40 

(D) 

398 

25 095 


25 

783 

246 

14 381 


31 

811 

424 

36 990 


8 months old or older 

Sales 


farms 
number. _ 
number 
dollars.. 


58 

1 158 

779 

82 770 


77 

(D) 

691 

67 888 


30 

425 

80 

7 195 


45 

(D) 

134 

10 508 


28 

733 

699 

75 575 


32 

578 

557 

57 380 


Cattle and calves _ . _ 

Sales _ 


farms. 
number. _ 

farms 

number. _ 
dollars. _ 


95 
5 078 

70 

1 555 

613 392 


90 
5 578 

51 

1 287 

488 633 


62 

4 740 

51 

1 361 

538 959 


63 
5 150 

36 

1 142 

427 913 


33 
338 

19 

194 

74 433 


27 
428 
15 
145 
60 720 


Cows 

Sales. _ 


. _ farms- 
number. _ 

dollars. _ 


77 

2 499 

451 

186 219 


79 

3 031 

235 

114 150 


57 

2 350 

397 

160 253 


56 

2 785 

186 

90 950 


20 

149 

54 

25 966 


23 

246 

49 

23 200 


Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older 

Sales.. 


farms 

number.. 

dollars. _ 


65 

1 130 

312 

127 773 


53 

1 249 

282 

100 755 


43 

1 046 

275 

114 263 


38 

1 190 

265 

95 185 


22 

84 

37 

13 510 


15 

59 

17 

5 570 


Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year old or 
older 

Sales _ 


number., 
dollars.. 


66 

488 

479 

266 147 


68 

845 

498 

244 228 


47 

448 

429 

239 120 


51 

801 

459 

220 678 


19 

40 

50 

27 027 


17 
44 

23 550 


Sales 


number., 
dollars.. 


57 

961 

313 

33 253 


54 
453 
272 

29 500 


38 

896 

260 

25 323 


42 

374 

232 

21 100 


19 

65 

53 

7 930 


12 

79 

40 

8 400 


Livestock sales 


dollars.. 


150 
838 554 


165 
705 629 


96 
640 981 


110 
522 779 


54 
197 573 


55 
182 850 


Milk sales 


quarts.- 
dollars.. 


6 
2 097 423 
1 042 698 


10 

1 858 145 

922 830 


5 
(D) 
(D) 


7 

1 680 825 

789 825 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


3 
177 320 
133 005 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 
















Sales 


number. _ 


65 

5 326 

14 

1 666 

2 276 

49 
2 690 


55 
(D) 
12 
20 071 
15 216 
51 
(D) 


40 

3 762 

9 

1 455 

(D) 

25 

1 600 


50 
17 628 
11 
(D) 
(D) 
46 
9 158 


25 

1 564 

5 

211 

(D) 

24 

1 090 


5 
(D) 




number 

dollars.. 

number. _ 


(D) 

(D) 

5 

(D) 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 

Sales 


... farms.- 
number.. 

number. _ 
dollars. _ 


21 

727 

5 

345 

1 013 


17 
366 
3 
655 
995 


16 
464 
4 
(D) 
(D) 


16 
(D> 
2 
(D) 
(D) 


5 
263 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


Chicken egg sales 


dozens. . 
dollars. . 


22 
11 279 
13 542 


15 
284 107 
299 375 


14 
10 169 
12 132 


12 
283 407 
298 450 


8 
1 110 
1 410 


3 
700 

925 


Poultry and egg sales 


dollars.. 


30 
16 831 


21 
315 586 


20 
14 309 


18 
314 316 


10 
2 522 


3 
1 270 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 11 



Table 17. Selected Equipment and Specified Facilities by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 
1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A 


and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 










Item 


Virgin Islands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


SELECTED EQUIPMENT 
















Tractors of all kinds 


„ farms-. 


44 


47 


42 


46 


2 


1 




number,. 


76 


111 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


Full owners 


farms . 


27 


31 


26 


31 


1 






number. . 


43 


81 


(D) 


81 


(D) 




Part owners 


„ - _ - farms - 


11 


12 


10 


11 


1 


1 




number.- 


(D) 


(D) 


24 


25 


(D) 


(D) 


Managers 


farms 


4 


1 


4 


1 








number.. 


4 


(D) 


4 


(D) 






Tenants 


farms 


2 


3 


2 


3 








number.. 


(D) 


3 


(D) 


3 


" 


" 






145 
174 


160 
219 


90 
113 


114 
155 


55 
61 






number 


64 


Full owners 


._ _ - _ farms 


104 


126 


63 


91 


41 


35 




number 


119 


159 


73 


121 


46 


38 


Part owners. 


farms 


23 


21 


16 


16 


7 


5 




number 


34 


44 


26 


24 


8 


20 






4 
5 


1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 


1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 






number.. 


- 


Tenants, ... _- 


farms 


14 


12 


9 


6 


5 


6 




number.. 


16 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


6 






136 
160 


126 
161 


84 
99 


97 
128 


52 
61 


29 




number 


33 


Full owners - 


farms.. 


98 


104 


58 


79 


40 


25 




number.. 


117 


135 


69 


107 


48 


28 


Part owners _-_ 


farms.. 


27 


14 


19 


12 


8 


2 




number 


30 


18 


21 


(D) 


9 


(D) 


Managers 


farms 


4 


- 


3 




1 






number. _ 


6 




(D) 




(D) 




Tenants 


farms 


7 


8 


4 


6 


3 


2 




number.. 


7 


8 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


SPECIFIED FACILITIES 
















Electricity 


. _ farms. 


228 


224 


148 


164 


80 


60 


Full owners 


farms 


184 


190 


114 


135 


70 


55 


Part owners 


farms 


28 


24 


22 


21 


6 


3 


Managers 


farms 


7 


- 


5 


- 


2 


- 


Tenants 


farms. . 


9 


10 


7 


8 


2 


2 


No electricity 


farms. . 


39 


35 


20 


17 


19 


18 


Full owners 


farms.. 


17 


17 


11 


9 


6 


8 


Part owners 


farms.. 


8 


3 


3 


1 


5 


2 


Managers - 


. farms 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


Tenants.-^ 


farms 


14 


14 


6 


6 


8 


8 


Piped running water 


_ farms _ 


215 


223 


140 


155 


75 


68 


Full owners -- 


_ _ _ farms _ 


164 


185 


104 


128 


60 


57 


Part owners . -- 


. farms . 


30 


24 


22 


20 


8 


4 


Managers - _ _-_ 


. farms - 


7 


1 


5 


1 


2 


- 






14 
52 


13 
36 


9 
28 


6 
26 


5 
24 


7 


No piped running water- _ 


-- farms 


10 






37 
6 


22 
3 


21 
3 


16 
2 


16 
3 


6 


Part owners 


farms.. 


1 






9 

111 


11 
141 


4 
87 


8 
83 


5 
24 








3 


Wells 


farms.. 


58 




number.. 


202 


221 


146 


143 


56 


78 


Full owners . -_ _ 


farms.. 


82 


110 


64 


63 


18 


47 




number.. 


139 


163 


99 


98 


40 


65 


Part owners ._ 


farms.. 


19 


15 


15 


12 


4 


3 




number 


41 


34 


(D) 


29 


(D) 


5 


Managers -_ 


farms 


3 


1 


2 


1 


1 


- 




number 


8 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 


(D) 








7 
14 


15 
(D) 


6 
(D) 


7 
(D) 


1 
(D) 


8 




number.. 


8 


Reporting no wells _ 


farms.. 


156 


118 


81 


98 


75 


20 


Full owners _ _ 


farms.. 


119 


97 


61 


81 


58 


16 


Part owners 


farms.. 


17 


12 


10 


10 


7 


2 






4 
16 


9 


3 

7 


7 


1 
9 








2 







12 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



Table 18. Selected Farm Production Expenses by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 1987 and 
1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 





Virgin Islands 


Saint Croix 


Saint Joh 


and Saint Thomas 


Item 


Farms 


Expenses 
(dollars) 


Farms 


Expenses 
(dollars) 


Farms 


Expenses 
(dollars) 




1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 




94 
63 
18 
2 
11 

106 
66 
25 
5 
10 

148 
98 
30 
4 

16 

115 
77 
21 
4 
13 

66 
49 
9 
3 
5 

43 
23 
7 
4 
9 


98 
72 
18 

8 

75 
56 
13 

6 

173 
134 

21 

1 
17 

59 
50 
6 

3 

63 
52 
8 

3 

54 
39 
7 

8 


120 640 

71 866 

(D) 

(D) 

18 442 

896 660 
432 061 
304 096 
56 043 
104 460 

742 512 
138 383 
365 939 
15 200 
222 990 

46 436 
20 132 
12 087 
7 850 

6 367 

34 989 
25 038 

7 640 
1 644 

667 

66 495 
33 520 
5 125 
5 025 
22 825 


123 015 

73 361 
39 374 

10 280 

887 029 
565 259 
294 320 

27 450 

(D) 

355 562 

521 497 

(D) 

101 436 

74 467 
72 598 

1 738 

131 

(D) 

51 472 

(D) 

317 

(D) 

31 566 

(D) 

34 525 


79 
55 
16 
1 

7 

62 
37 
18 
3 

4 

90 
59 
22 
2 

7 

67 
41 
16 
4 
6 

27 
19 
4 
3 
1 

20 
10 
5 
2 
3 


87 
66 
15 

6 

63 
47 
12 

4 

121 
94 
18 
1 
8 

41 
33 
5 

3 

37 
29 
6 

2 

31 
21 
6 

4 


86 590 

51 816 

(D) 

(D) 

11 642 

748 895 

348 421 

262 496 

(D) 

(D) 

549 337 
(D) 

257 389 
(D) 

208 454 

31 076 

11 407 
7 587 

7 850 
4 232 

17 657 

12 073 

(D) 

1 644 

(D) 

19 960 

8 785 

(D) 

(D) 

3 425 


88 865 

50 861 

(D) 

(D) 

826 929 

526 959 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 
260 142 
442 497 

(D) 
82 426 

70 047 
(D) 

(D) 

131 

(D) 
45 602 
13 876 

(D) 

53 355 
17 761 
4 819 

30 775 


15 
8 
2 
1 
4 

44 
29 
7 
2 
6 

58 
39 
8 
2 
9 

48 
36 
5 

7 

39 
30 

5 

4 

23 
13 
2 
2 
6 


11 
6 
3 

2 

12 
9 

1 

2 

52 
40 
3 

9 

18 
17 
1 

26 
23 
2 

1 

23 
18 
1 

4 


34 050 

20 050 

(D) 

(D) 

6 800 

147 765 

83 640 

41 600 

(D) 

(D) 

193 175 
(D) 

108 550 
(D) 

14 536 

15 360 
8 725 
4 500 

2 135 

17 332 

12 965 

(D) 

(D) 

46 535 

24 735 

(D) 

IP) 

19 400 


34 150 


Full owners _- 


22 500 
(D) 

(D) 

60 100 


Tenants 


38 300 
(D) 

(D) 

193 430 




95 420 




79 000 








19 010 




(D) 
(D) 


Tenants 

Fertilizers and manure purchased .. 

Full owners 

Part owners , 


6 490 

5 870 
(D) 




(D) 

(D) 


Full owners 

Part owners 

Managers 

Tenants 


13 805 
(D) 

3 750 



Table 19. Off-Farm Work by Tenure of Operator and Islands: 1987 and 1982 



[For enumeration penods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text ] 










Item 


Virgin Islands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


1987 


19B2 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


Operators by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 


94 
173 

13 
8 

15 

18 
119 

74 
127 
12 
8 
10 
15 
82 

10 
26 

3 
23 

2 
5 

1 
4 

8 
15 
1 

2 
2 
10 


94 
165 
13 
3 
4 
27 
118 

79 
128 
6 
3 
3 
24 
92 

12 
15 
2 

1 
1 

11 

1 

1 

3 
21 
5 

2 
14 


83 
85 
3 
6 
6 
7 
63 

63 
62 
3 
6 
4 
6 
43 

10 
15 

1 
14 

2 
3 

3 

8 
5 

1 
1 
3 


78 
103 
11 
1 
3 
21 
67 

65 
79 
4 

1 
2 
19 
53 

11 
11 
2 

1 
1 
7 

1 

1 

2 
12 
5 

1 
6 


11 
88 
10 
2 
9 
11 
56 

11 
65 
9 
2 
6 
9 
39 

11 

2 
9 

2 

1 
1 

10 
1 

1 
1 

7 


16 
62 
2 




2 




1 




6 




51 


Full owners by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 

1 to 49 days 


14 
49 
2 
2 


100 to 149 days 


1 
5 




39 


Part owners by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 


1 
4 
















4 


Managers by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 


: 














200 days or more ,_ 

Tenants by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 


1 

9 












1 




8 







1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 13 



Table 20. Operator Characteristics by Islands: 1987 and 1982 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Saint John and Saint Thomas 



Operators by place of residence: 

On farm operated 

Not on farm operated 

Operators by years on present farm: 

Less than 2 years 

2 to 4 years 

5 to 9 years 

10 years or more 

Operators by place of birth: 

Virgin Islands __ ___ 

Puerto Rico 

Elsewhere 

Operators by age group: 

Under 25 years 

25 to 34 years 

35 to 44 years 

45 to 54 years 

55 to 64 years 

65 years and over 

Average age 

Operators by main occupation: 

Agricultural 

Nonagricultural 



Table 21. Type of Land Ownership and Value of Agricultural Products Sold by Islands: 1987 
and 1982 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text ] 







Virgin 


slands 


Saint Croix 


Saint John and Saint Thomas 


Item 


















1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


1987 


1982 


FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 
















Farms 


_ number. 


267 


259 


168 


181 


99 


78 


Land in farms 1 




17 785 


17 778 


16 132 


15 689 


1 654 


2 089 


Owned 


farms.. 


237 


234 


150 


166 


87 


68 




acres.. 


8 764 


9 879 


7 627 


7 903 


1 137 


1 976 


Rented from others 


farms 


59 


51 


38 


36 


21 


15 




acres. 


9 940 


8 439 


9 627 


8 325 


313 


114 




.- farms . 


7 


3 


5 


3 


2 


- 




acres.. 


291 


8 


(D) 


8 


(D) 




Rented to others _ 


farms.. 


12 


5 


8 


5 


4 






acres.. 


1 210 


547 


(D) 


547 


(D) 


~ 


VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD 




















267 


259 


168 


181 


99 


78 




dollars.. 


2 685 351 


2 391 506 


2 083 821 


2 011 878 


601 530 


379 628 






10 057 
93 


9 234 
68 


12 404 
45 


11 115 
59 


6 076 
48 




Forage, field, and vegetable crops 


. farms.. 


9 




dollars. 


399 221 


(D) 


(D) 


209 307 


(D) 


(D) 






140 


127 


76 


80 


64 


47 




dollars.. 


146 817 


(D) 


65 638 


86 651 


81 179 


(D) 


Ornamental plants and other nursery products 


farms 


19 


9 


14 


8 


5 


1 




dollars. 


241 230 


89 700 


198 780 


(D) 


42 450 


(D) 






150 


165 


96 


110 


54 


55 




dollars.. 


838 554 


705 629 


640 981 


522 779 


197 573 


182 850 


Milk 




6 


10 


5 


7 


1 


3 




dollars.. 


1 042 698 


922 830 


(D) 


789 825 


(D) 


133 005 






30 


21 


20 


18 


10 


3 




dollars.. 


16 831 


315 586 


14 309 


(D) 


2 522 


(D) 



1 Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



14 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



Table 22. Summary by Tenure of Operator: 1987 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 

Farms — - number. 

Percent of farms 

Land in farms 1 acres. 

Percent distribution __ 

i of farm acres. 



LAND USE 

Total cropland _ _ — farms- 

Harvested— — — — farms- 
acres. 
Other — - - farms. 

Pasture or grazing land 

Woodland 

Ottier land __ 

TENURE OF OPERATOR 

All operators farms.. 

Full owners farms— 

acres- 
Part owners farms.. 

acres.. 
Managers farms,, 

acres.. 
Tenants - --- farms.. 

acres. . 



FARMS BY SIZE 



Farms 

Less than 3 acres ... 

3 to 9 acres 

10 to 19 acres 

20 to 49 acres 

50 to 99 acres 

100 to 174 acres __.. 
175 to 259 acres .... 

260 to 499 acres 

500 to 999 acres ... 
1,000 acres or more 



FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 
Home consumption holding 



Sale holdings 

Vegetable 

Field and forage crop 

Fruit and nut 

Dairy 

Livestock 

Poultry— 

Nursery 

Mixed 

Other 



OPERATOR CHARACTERISTICS 

Operators by place of residence: 

On farm operated 

Not on farm operated 

Operators by years on present farm: 

Less than 2 years 

2 to 4 years _ 

5 to 9 years 

10 years or more 

Operators by place of birth: 

Virgin Islands 

Puerto Rico 

Elsewhere 

Operators by age group: 

Under 25 years 

25 to 34 years. — 

35 to 44 years _ _ 

45 to 54 years 

55 to 64 years 

65 years or more 

Average age 

Operators by main occupation: 
Agricultural _ number 

acres 
Nonagricultural number 

acres 

Operators by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 

1 to 49 days 

50 to 99 days 

100 to 149 days _ _ 

150 to 199 days _ _ _ _ 

200 days or more 

See footnotes at end of table. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



267 

100.0 

17 785 

100.0 

66.6 



75.3 

6 478 

36.4 

32.2 



13.5 
9 962 

56.0 
276.7 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 15 



Table 22. Summary by Tenure of Operator: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



LABOR STATUS 



Farms number. _ 

workers.. 

Unpaid labor ._ farms.. 

workers.. 

Less than 25 days farms.. 

workers.. 

25 to 149 days farms.. 

workers.. 

150 days or more farms.. 

workers.. 

Hired farm labor farms.. 

workers.. 

Less than 25 days _ farms.. 

workers.. 

25 to 149 days farms.. 

workers.. 

150 days or more farms.. 

workers. _ 
Not reported 



SELECTED EQUIPMENT 



Tractors of all kinds farms. 

number. 
Motortrucks farms. 

number- 
Automobiles farms. 

number. 



FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES 



Electricity 

No electricity 

Piped running water 

No piped running water. 
Wells 



VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD 

Total sales farms. 

dollars. 
Average per farm dollars. 

Farms by value of sales: 

$100 to $499 farms- 
dollars. 

$500 to $1,199 farms. 

dollars. 

$1,200 to $2,499 __ farms- 

dollars- 

$2,500 to $4,999 farms. 

dollars. 
$5,000 to $7,499 farms. 

dollars. 
$7,500 to $9,999 farms. 

dollars. 
$10,000 or more farms. 

dollars- 

SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP OR PRODUCT 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops farms- 
dollars. 

Fruits and nuts farms- 
dollars. 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms. 

dollars. 
Livestock farms. 

dollars. 



dollars. 
Poultry and eggs farms- 
dollars. 

SELECTED FARM PRODUCTION EXPENSES 

Machine hire and customwork farms. 

dollars- 

Hired farm labor farms- 
dollars. 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry farms. 

dollars. 
Insecticides, fungicides.and herbicides farms. 

dollars- 

Fertilizers and manure purchased farms- 
dollars, 

Livestock and poultry purchased farms- 
dollars. 

See footnotes at end of table. 



267 

2 685 351 

10 057 



1 042 698 

30 

16 831 



120 640 

106 

896 660 



742 512 

115 

46 436 



72 
15 901 

42 
31 454 

29 
49 877 

22 

75 547 

9 

51 660 

8 

67 699 

19 

671 336 



255 815 

109 

120 427 



203 880 

103 

370 153 



71 866 

66 

432 061 



365 939 

21 

12 087 



7 640 

7 

5 125 



16 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



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Table 22. Summary by Tenure of Operator: 1987-Con. 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text ] 








Item 


Total 


Full owners 


Part owners 


Managers 


Tenants 


SELECTED FRUITS, NUTS, AND TREE CROPS 












Land in bearing and nonbearing fruit trees and plants _ . farms 

acres.. 


181 
347 


140 
253 


24 
73 


4 
6 


13 
15 


Avocados farms- 
trees not of bearing age., 
trees of bearing age., 
number harvested.. 

dollars.- 


137 
807 
1 449 
41 206 
32 494 
23 914 


109 
612 
1 243 
35 815 
29 285 
21 513 


19 

108 

195 

4 957 

2 778 

1 895 


1 
(D) 


8 
(D) 
11 
434 
431 
506 


Bananas _-_ - - farms.- 

hills not of bearing age.. 
hills of bearing age., 
bunches harvested. _ 

dollars.. 


120 
6 348 
6 708 
5 881 
4 666 
38 891 


91 
4 936 
4 385 
4 338 
3 386 
28 415 


18 

1 072 

1 151 

821 

793 

6 588 


4 
108 
604 
285 
180 
1 051 


7 
232 
568 
437 
307 
2 837 


Coconuts - farms 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age_. 

number harvested.. 

dollars.. 


123 
3 193 
2 011 
19 977 
13 070 
11 979 


103 
923 
1 798 
18 252 
12 339 
11 256 


15 

2 247 

200 

1 293 

726 

718 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


3 

(D) 

(D) 

(D) 

5 

5 


Grapefruit farms 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

dollars.. 


49 

250 

166 

3 419 

2 009 

1 484 


39 

178 

123 

3 247 

1 984 

1 464 


7 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
25 
20 


2 
(D) 


1 

(D) 

(D) 


Limes and lemons farms . 

trees not of bearing age__ 

trees of bearing age__ 

pounds harvested-. 

Sales pounds 

dollars.. 


116 

387 

905 

11 359 

7 209 

5 311 


92 

289 

756 

9 553 

6 679 

4 898 


17 
20 
112 
1 366 
415 
338 


2 
(D) 

(D) 


5 
(D) 
(D) 
440 
115 
75 


Mangoes - . farms.. 

trees not of bearing age__ 

trees of bearing age__ 

number harvested.. 

dollars. . 


146 

971 

2 881 

171 104 

128 640 

44 007 


117 

672 

2 294 

148 120 

110 610 

36 397 


19 

185 

496 

20 586 

16 110 

7 000 


3 

91 

6 

100 


7 

23 

85 

2 298 

1 920 

610 


Oranges - farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.- 

Sales pounds 

dollars.- 


57 

516 

488 

7 331 

3 620 

1 668 


49 

365 

465 

7 041 

3 620 

1 668 


7 
(D) 
23 
290 


1 
(D) 


: 


Papayas -_ farms.. 

trees not of bearing age__ 
trees of bearing age__ 
pounds harvested-. 
Sales pounds- 
dollars. _ 


76 

350 

937 

9 588 

7 466 

5 430 


59 

258 

736 

7 308 

6 143 

4 872 


10 
63 
122 
1 690 
1 223 
478 


1 

(D) 
(D) 


6 
29 
(D) 
(D) 
100 
80 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS 












Horses, colts, and ponies . . farms.. 

number.. 

Sales - farms.. 

number. _ 
dollars.. 


28 

224 

3 

7 

2 050 


17 

154 

3 

7 

2 050 


8 
64 


; 


3 

6 


Mules, asses, and burros farms _ 

number. _ 

Sales farms.- 

number.. 
dollars.. 


1 
(D) 


1 
(D) 


: 


\ 


: 


Sheep and lambs farms- 
number. _ 

Sales farms 

number.- 
dollars.. 


54 

3 134 

28 

910 

50 736 


37 

2 242 

18 

644 

38 316 


7 
305 

5 
(D) 
(D) 


2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


8 

(D) 

4 

202 

8 736 


Goats and kids farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms 

number.- 
dollars.. 


93 

3 315 

64 

928 

47 150 


70 

2 471 

51 

650 

31 830 


14 
515 
8 
(D) 
(D) 


3 

108 

1 

(D) 

(D) 


6 
221 

4 
122 

6 140 


Hogs and pigs farms.. 

number. _ 

Sales _ farms 

number.. 
dollars. _ 


62 
2 536 

44 

1 424 

125 226 


37 

1 286 

27 

694 

49 011 


12 

587 

7 

239 

20 590 


3 
316 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


10 
347 
8 
(D) 
(D) 


Under 8 months old farms 

number. _ 

Sales _ _ .. _ ______ number.. 

dollars.. 


56 

1 378 

645 

42 456 


34 

724 

404 

28 616 


11 

377 

97 

6 415 


3 
(D) 

3 
115 


8 

(D) 

141 

7 310 


8 months old or older farms 

number. _ 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 


58 

1 158 

779 

82 770 


35 

562 

290 

20 395 


12 
210 
142 

14 175 


1 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


10 
(D) 
<D) 
(D) 



See footnotes at end of table. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 17 



Table 22. Summary by Tenure of Operator: 1987-Con. 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and lor meaning 


of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 








Item 


Total 


Full owners 


Part owners 


Managers 


Tenants 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS- 

Con. 














Cattle and calves -__ . _ 
Sales - _ 


-- farms. . 

number.. 

farms.. 

number.. 

dollars.. 


95 
5 078 

70 

1 555 

613 392 


53 

1 846 

37 

578 

248 946 


26 

2 576 

21 

849 

316 491 


4 
21 
3 
5 
1 855 


12 

635 

9 

123 

46 100 


Cows - 

Sales 


.. farms 
number.. 
number 
dollars.. 


77 

2 499 

451 

186 219 


45 
822 

279 
110 115 


19 

1 330 

130 

59 709 


4 

10 

4 

1 745 


9 

337 

38 

14 650 


Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older 

Sales 


._ farms 

number., 
number _ 
dollars.. 


65 

1 130 

312 

127 773 


38 

443 

84 

35 910 


15 
552 
204 

82 763 


1 
(D) 


11 

(D) 

24 

9 100 


Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year old or 
older _ 

Sales 


farms- 
number. _ 
number.. 
dollars. _ 


66 

488 

479 

266 147 


36 

209 

132 

89 473 


20 

230 

308 

158 524 


2 
(D) 


8 
(D) 

39 
18 150 


Calves under 1 year old _ 

Sales 


farms.. 

number. _ 

_ _ _ number _ 

dollars. . 


57 

961 

313 

33 253 


30 

372 

83 

13 448 


17 

464 

207 

15 495 


3 

4 

1 

110 


7 

121 

22 

4 200 


Livestock sales 


_ farms 
dollars.. 


150 
838 554 


103 
370 153 


28 
346 831 


4 

50 084 


15 
71 486 


Milk sales 


.- farms 
quarts.. 
dollars.. 


6 
2 097 423 
1 042 698 


: 


4 
(D) 
(D) 


; 


2 
(D) 
(D) 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 














Chickens 

Sales 

5 months old or older _ 


farms 
number,. 

._ farms.. 

number.. 

dollars.. 

farms 

number.. 


65 

5 326 

14 

1 666 

2 276 

49 
2 690 


46 
3 819 

10 
1 236 

(D) 

37 
1 680 


10 
(D) 

3 
(D) 
345 

5 
(D) 


2 
(D) 

2 

(D) 


7 
871 

1 
(D) 
(D) 

5 
590 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 

Sales 


_ ___ farms., 
number.. 

number. _ 
dollars. _ 


21 

727 

5 

345 

1 013 


12 
507 
2 
(D) 
(D) 


6 
162 

3 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 


Chicken egg sales . _ 


farms. 

dozens. . 
dollars. . 


22 
11 279 
13 542 


18 
8 785 
10 738 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


2 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 

(D) 


Poultry and egg sales 


farms.. 

dollars.. 


30 
16 831 


22 
13 199 


4 
734 


2 
(D) 


2 
(D) 



'Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



18 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



Table 23. Summary by Age of Operator: 1987 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Under 25 

years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 



Item 



Total 



65 years and 
over 



FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 

Farms __ number. 

Percent of farms 

Land in farms 1 — - — acres. 

Percent distribution 

) size of farm acres. 



LAND USE 

Total cropland _ 
Harvested.-- 
Other 



Pasture or grazing land _ 

Woodland 

Other land 



_ farms. 
acres 1 . 

_ f arms- 
acres _ 

_ farms, 
acres.. 

farms. 



TENURE OF OPERATOR 

All operators 

Full owners 

Part owners 

Managers .- 

Tenants 



._ farms.. 
acres 1 . 
._ farms. 

acres. . 
._ farms. 

acres. 
. farms. 

acres. 
._ farms. 

acres. 



FARMS BY SIZE 



Farms 

Less than 3 acres ... 
3 to 9 acres 

10 to 19 acres 

20 to 49 acres 

50 to 99 acres 

100 to 174 acres 

175 to 259 acres .__. 
260 to 499 acres .... 
500 to 999 acres .... 
1,000 acres or more 



FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 
Home consumption holding 



Sale holdings 

Vegetable 

Field and forage crop 

Fruit and nut 

Dairy 

Livestock 

Poultry 

Nursery 

Mixed.. 

Other 



OPERATOR CHARACTERISTICS 

Operators by place of residence: 

On farm operated 

Not on farm operated 



Operators by years on present farm: 

Less than 2 years 

2 to 4 years 

5 to 9 years 

10 years or more 

Operators by place of birth: 

Virgin Islands 

Puerto Rico 

Elsewhere 



Operators by age group: 

Under 25 years 

25 to 34 years 

35 to 44 years 

45 to 54 years 

55 to 64 years 

65 years or more 



Operators by main occupation: 
Agricultural number.. 

acres. 
Nonagricultural - number. 

acres. 

Operators by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 

1 to 49 days 

50 to 99 days _ 

100 to 149 days 

150 to 199 days 

200 days or more 



See footnotes at end of table. 



100.0 

17 785 

100.0 

66.6 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



23.6 

2 323 

13.1 

36.9 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 19 



Table 23. Summary by Age of Operator: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Under 25 

years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 



LABOR STATUS 

Farms number. 

workers- 
Unpaid labor farms. 

workers. 

Less than 25 days _ farms. 

workers. 

25 to 149 days _ farms. 

workers. 

150 days or more farms. 

workers. 

Hired farm labor farms. 

workers. 

Less than 25 days farms. 

workers. 

25 to 149 days _ farms. 

workers. 

150 days or more ._. farms. 

workers. 
Not reported 

SELECTED EQUIPMENT 

Tractors of all kinds farms. 

number. 
Motortrucks farms. 

number- 
Automobiles farms. 

number. 



FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES 



Electricity 

No electricity 

Piped running water 

No piped running water 

Wells farms.. 

number. _ 
Reporting no wells farms.. 

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD 

Total sales farms.. 

dollars. _ 
Average per farm dollars.. 

Farms by value of sales: 

$100 to $499 farms.. 

dollars. . 

$500 to $1,199 farms- 
dollars. _ 

$1,200 to $2,499 farms.. 

dollars. _ 

$2,500 to $4,999 farms.. 

dollars. . 
$5,000 to $7,499 __ farms.. 

dollars.. 
$7,500 to $9,999 farms.. 

dollars.. 
$10,000 or more farms.. 

dollars.. 

SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP OR PRODUCT 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops __ farms.. 

dollars.. 
Fruits and nuts farms.. 

dollars. . 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms.. 

dollars.. 
Livestock farms.. 

dollars.. 

Milk farms.- 

dollars^.. 

Poultry and eggs farms.. 

dollars.. 

SELECTED FARM PRODUCTION EXPENSES 

Machine hire and customwork farms.. 

dollars.. 
Hired farm labor farms.. 

dollars.. 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry farms.. 

dollars.. 
Insecticides, fungicides.and herbicides farms.. 

dollars.. 

Fertilizers and manure purchased farms... 

dollars.. 
Livestock and poultry purchased farms.. 

dollars.. 

See footnotes at end of table. 

20 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



267 

2 685 361 

10 057 



33 

111 346 

13 

74 772 

8 

67 699 

35 

2 303 185 



399 221 

140 

146 817 



241 230 

150 

838 554 



1 042 698 

30 

16 831 



34 989 

43 

66 495 



9 100 

8 

(D) 



(D) 

8 

2 738 



1 560 
4 

3 110 

9 

14 450 

6 

(D) 

2 

(D) 



32 377 

12 

151 618 



220 660 

16 

12 384 



6 419 

9 

18 835 



53 190 

36 

62 456 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



Table 23. Summary by Age of Operator: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



SELECTED FRUITS, NUTS, AND TREE CROPS 

Land in bearing and nonbearing fruit trees and plants farms.. 

Avocados farms.. 

trees not of bearing age_. 

trees of bearing age_. 

number harvested.. 

Sales number. _ 

dollars. _ 

Bananas farms. _ 

hills not of bearing age., 
hills of bearing age., 
bunches harvested.. 

Sales bunches.. 

dollars. . 

Coconuts farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 

Grapefruit farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars.. 

Limes and lemons farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars.. 

Mangoes farms. . 

trees not of bearing age._ 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.- 

Oranges farms. . 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars. - 

Papayas ___ _ farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars. . 

LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS 

Horses, colts, and ponies farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms_- 

number.. 
dollars. _ 

Mules, asses, and burros farms.. 

number.. 

Sales _ _ farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 

Sheep and lambs farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.- 

number__ 
dollars.. 

Goats and kids farms.. 

number.. 

Sales _ farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 

Hogs and pigs farms.. 

number. - 

Sales farms.. 

number., 
dollars. . 

Under 8 months old farms.. 

number.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars. . 

8 months old or older __ farms.. 

number.. 
Sales __ _ number.. 

dollars. _ 

See footnotes at end of table. 



137 

807 
1 449 
41 206 
32 494 
23 914 



120 
6 348 
6 708 
5 881 



2 011 


19 977 


13 070 


11 979 


49 


250 


166 


3 419 


2 009 


1 484 


116 


387 


905 


11 359 


7 209 


5 311 


146 


971 


2 881 


171 104 


128 640 


44 007 



7 331 
3 620 
1 668 



350 

937 

9 588 



1 158 

779 

82 770 



(D) 

(D) 
3 300 



1 202 
625 
442 

4 425 



1 215 

1 030 

775 



2 795 
1 850 
1 310 



20 110 
17 060 
5 440 



1 170 
900 
675 



1 000 
503 
340 



388 

6 

99 

8 255 



219 

45 

4 279 



2 567 
1 505 
1 480 



19 
2 392 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 



24 425 
17 425 
3 847 



1 936 

1 398 

839 



695 

299 

23 015 



590 

518 

63 495 



39 

243 

323 

15 861 

13 211 

9 038 



32 

2 478 
2 249 
2 404 
2 215 
21 160 



34 

230 

650 

8 721 

7 559 

7 329 

11 



1 260 
530 
515 



48 268 
36 675 
13 635 



286 
4 102 
3 605 
2 643 



329 

229 

12 260 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 21 



Table 23. Summary by Age of Operator: 1987-Con. 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning 


of abbreviations and symbols, see 


ntroductory text ' 












item 


Total 


Under 25 
years 


25 to 34 years 


35 to 44 years 


45 to 54 years 


55 to 64 years 


65 years and 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS- 

Con. 


















Cattle and calves _.. 

Sales 


farms.. 

number.. 

number., 
dollars.. 


95 
5 078 

70 

1 555 

613 392 


" 


5 
13 
3 
3 
1 260 


17 
788 
13 
193 
35 728 


26 
778 
18 
271 
96 450 


20 
898 
16 
300 
122 078 


27 

2 601 

20 

788 

357 876 


Sales 


number. _ 

number 

dollars.. 


2 499 

451 

186 219 


'- 


5 


530 

37 

14 641 


371 
139 

55 550 


438 
59 

28 838 


1 155 

216 

87 190 


Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older 

Sales — 


- - farms . 
number. _ 

number.. 

dollars. _ 


65 

1 130 

312 

127 773 




1 
(D) 
(0) 
(D) 


10 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


20 

200 

29 

11 100 


14 

186 

91 

38 300 


20 

649 

182 

74 563 


Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year old or 
older 

Sales . 


farms. _ 
number., 
number 
dollars. . 


66 
488 
479 

266 147 


\ 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


11 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


20 

67 

49 

21 800 


12 

77 

95 

48 640 


21 

298 

312 

184 290 


Calves under 1 year old 

Sales _ 


- farms 
number. _ 

number.. 

dollars.. 


57 
961 
313 

33 253 


\ 


1 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


11 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


17 
140 

8 000 


12 

197 

55 

6 300 


16 

499 

78 

11 833 


Livestock sales _„__- 


.. farms., 
dollars.. 


150 
838 554 


1 
(D) 


9 
22 670 


25 
(D) 


36 
221 130 


35 
(D) 


44 
382 367 


Milk sales 


farms . 
quarts. . 
dollars. . 


6 
2 097 423 
1 042 698 




1 


2 
(D) 

(D) 


1 


2 
(D) 
(D) 


2 

(D) 
(D) 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 


















Chickens 

Sales 

5 months old or older 


farms.. 

number.. 

. _ farms.. 

number.. 

dollars.. 

farms.. 

number. . 


65 

5 326 

14 

1 666 

2 276 

49 
2 690 


; 


7 
404 

1 
(D) 

(5) 

6 
322 


10 
721 

5 
410 
596 

7 
270 


10 
947 
2 
(0) 
(D) 
8 
425 


16 

1 688 

2 

(D) 

(D) 

14 

1 015 


22 
1 566 
4 
574 
660 
14 
658 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 

Sales 


farms.- 

number.. 

farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 


21 
727 

5 

345 

1 013 


; 


3 

9 


4 
184 


4 
92 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


5 
345 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


5 
97 

3 
(D) 
(D) 


Chicken egg sales 


farms.. 

dozens. _ 
dollars. . 


22 
11 279 
13 542 


-_ 


3 

2 210 

(D) 


4 
424 

591 


4 

4 787 

5 026 


4 

850 

1 250 


7 

3 008 

(D) 


Poultry and egg sales 


farms.- 

dollars. . 


30 
16 831 


Z 


3 
2 358 


6 
1 187 


5 
5 734 


6 
2 420 


10 
5 132 



'Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



22 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



Table 24. Summary by Size of Farm: 1987 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A 


and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 
















Item 


Total 


Less 
than 3 


3 to 

9 

acres 


10 to 

19 

acres 


20 to 

49 

acres 


50 to 

99 

acres 


100 to 

174 

acres 


175 to 

259 

acres 


260 to 

499 

acres 


500 to 

999 

acres 


1,000 

acres or 

more 


FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 
Farms _ - _ 


number 


267 

100.0 

17 785 

100.0 

66.6 

206 

1 899 

200 

608 

49 

1 291 

154 

13 390 

49 

1 836 

192 

660 

267 

17 785 

201 

6 478 

36 

9 962 

7 

291 

23 

1 054 

267 
80 
81 
32 
37 
16 
6 
4 
5 
3 
3 

44 

223 

31 
3 

43 
6 
100 
3 
8 

29 

189 
78 

25 
27 
50 
165 

166 
11 
90 

1 
19 
34 
63 
65 
85 
57 

159 

14 542 
108 

3 243 

94 
173 

13 
8 

15 

18 
119 


80 

30.0 

112 

.6 

64 
60 
64 
56 
5 
4 

21 
21 
3 
3 
53 
28 

80 
112 
65 
89 
6 
12 

9 
11 

80 
80 

24 

56 
13 
1 
15 

18 

2 

7 

57 
23 

9 
8 
14 
49 

41 
4 
35 

5 
8 
19 
22 
26 
57 

49 
68 
31 
44 

29 
51 
6 
4 
4 
6 
31 


81 
30.3 
457 

2.6 

5.6 

72 
177 

71 
111 

25 

67 

46 
155 
17 
42 
60 
82 

81 
457 

65 
374 

7 
36 

3 
17 

6 
30 

81 
81 

12 

69 
11 
2 
10 

23 
3 
4 

16 

64 
17 

4 
9 
15 
53 

50 
5 
26 

6 
11 
13 
26 
25 
57 

46 
280 

35 
177 

25 
56 
3 
1 
6 
4 
42 


32 
12.0 
408 

2.3 
12.8 

26 
97 
26 
(D) 
2 
(D) 

25 
210 

11 
55 
24 
46 

32 
408 

28 

365 

4 

42 

32 
32 

3 

29 
2 

8 

16 

2 
1 

23 
9 

1 
2 
7 
22 

22 
1 
9 

1 
3 
3 
9 
5 
11 
56 

18 
232 

14 
175 

12 
20 
3 

1 
5 
11 


37 

13.9 

1 115 

6.3 

30.1 

24 
174 
23 

114 
7 
60 

30 
761 
9 
110 
28 
70 

37 

1 115 

24 

706 

8 

270 

3 

(D) 

2 

(D) 

37 

37 

5 

32 
4 

7 

18 

3 

22 

15 

7 
2 
7 
21 

27 
10 

4 
7 
12 
2 
12 
53 

23 
653 

14 
462 

13 
24 
1 
2 
4 
2 
15 


16 

6.0 

1 198 

6.7 

74.9 

7 
238 

7 
32 

4 
206 

13 

826 

2 

(D) 

11 
(D) 

16 

1 198 

8 

590 

4 

335 

4 
273 

16 
16 

16 
1 

2 
2 

10 

1 

10 
6 

3 
2 
3 
8 

11 
5 

1 
4 
7 
4 
58 

11 

806 

5 

392 

6 
10 

10 


6 

2.2 

740 

4.2 

123.3 

2 
(D) 

2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

5 
482 

1 
(D) 

6 
127 

6 
740 

3 
348 

3 
392 

6 
6 

6 
6 

3 
3 

3 
1 
2 

4 
2 

1 

1 
2 
2 

50 

2 
(D) 

4 
(D) 

2 

4 

4 


4 

1.5 

865 

4.9 

216.3 

1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

4 
810 

2 
(D) 

2 
(D) 

4 

865 

3 

(D) 

1 
(D) 

4 
4 

4 

3 
1 

1 
3 

1 
3 

3 
1 

3 

1 

56 

1 
(D) 

3 
(D) 

1 
3 

1 
2 


5 

1.9 

1 811 

10.2 

362.2 

5 
416 

2 
(D) 

3 
(D) 

4 
1 381 

3 

14 

5 
1 811 

2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

2 

(D) 

5 
5 

5 

1 
3 

1 

4 

1 

1 

1 
3 

4 
1 

1 
1 

3 
62 

3 
(D) 

2 
(D) 

2 
3 

1 
2 


3 

1.1 

2 036 

11.4 

678.7 

2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

3 

1 775 

1 
(D) 

2 
(D) 

3 

2 036 

2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

3 

3 

3 

1 
2 

2 
1 

2 
1 

3 

2 

1 
47 

3 
2 036 

2 

1 

1 


3 


Land in farms 1 


acres.- 


9 045 


Average size of farm 

LAND USE 


acres.- 


3 015.0 




acres 1 .. 


425 
3 




acres__ 


(D) 
1 




acres.. 


(D) 




acres__ 


6 970 
3 


Other land 

TENURE OF OPERATOR 


acres__ 

farms 

acres -. 


1 500 
3 

150 

3 




acres 1 -- 


9 045 




acres-- 


(D) 

2 




acres-. 


(D) 




acres.. 


" 


FARMS BY SIZE 

Farms 


acres.- 


3 


3 to 9 acres 


" 






50 to 99 acres 

100 to 174 acres 

1 75 to 259 acres - 

260 to 499 acres 

500 to 999 acres - — 


3 


FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 






3 














Dairy 

Livestock.- - . _ . 

Poultry 

Nursery 

Mixed 


3 


OPERATOR CHARACTERISTICS 

Operators by place of residence: 


3 






Operators by years on present farm: 
Less than 2 years 


- 


5 to 9 years 


3 


Operators by place of birth: 
Virgin Islands 


1 
1 


Elsewhere 

Operators by age group: 
Under 25 years 


1 


35 to 44 years -__ - 

45 to 54 years 

55 to 64 years 


1 
2 




75 


Operators by main occupation: 
Agricultural 

Operators by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 


number-. 

acres__ 

acres_- 


3 
9 045 

2 
1 


50 to 99 days _ 


- 








1 



See footnotes at end of table. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 23 



Table 24. Summary by Size of Farm: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Less 
than 3 
acres 



175 to 

259 

acres 



260 to 

499 

acres 



1,000 

acres or 

more 



LABOR STATUS 

Farms number.. 

workers. . 

Unpaid labor farms.. 

workers.. 

Less than 25 days farms.. 

workers.. 

25 to 149 days __ farms.. 

workers.. 

150 days or more _ farms.. 

workers.. 

Hired farm labor _ farms.. 

workers.. 

Less than 25 days ..farms.. 

workers.. 

25 to 149 days farms.. 

workers.. 

150 days or more farms.. 

workers.. 
Not reported 

SELECTED EQUIPMENT 

Tractors of all kinds farms.. 

number.. 
Motortrucks farms.. 

number.. 
Automobiles farms.. 

number.. 

FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES 

Electricity 

No electricity 

Piped running water 

No piped running water 

Wells farms-. 

number.. 
Reporting no wells farms.. 

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS 
SOLD 

Total sales ...farms.. 

dollars.. 
Average per farm dollars.. 

Farms by value of sales: 

$100 to $499 _ farms.- 

dollars.- 

$500 to $1,199 farms- 
dollars.. 

$1,200 to $2,499 farms.. 

dollars.- 

$2,500 to $4,999 _ farms.. 

dollars.. 
$5,000 to $7,499 farms.. 

dollars.. 
$7,500 to $9,999 farms.. 

dollars.. 
$10,000 or more farms.. 

dollars.. 

SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP OR 
PRODUCT 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops farms.. 

dollars.. 
Fruits and nuts farms.. 

dollars.. 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms.. 

dollars.. 
Livestock farms.. 

dollars.. 

Milk _ _ _ farms.. 

dollars.. 
Poultry and eggs _ farms.. 

dollars.. 

SELECTED FARM PRODUCTION 
EXPENSES 

Machine hire and customwork farms.. 

dollars. 
Hired farm labor farms. 

dollars. 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry farms.. 

dollars. 
Insecticides, fungicides.and herbicides farms.. 

dollars- 
Fertilizers and manure purchased farms. 

dollars- 
Livestock and poultry purchased farms. 

dollars. 

See footnotes at enL of table. 

24 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



267 

2 685 351 

10 057 



5 852 
8 

19 945 



(D) 

6 

5 341 

5 

7 151 

3 

11 353 



24 427 
9 

3 150 

5 

4 650 

9 

5 445 



(D) 

6 

349 798 



258 984 

2 

(D) 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



Table 24. Summary by Size of Farm: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Less 
than 3 
acres 



260 to 

499 

acres 



1,000 

acres or 

more 



SELECTED FRUITS, NUTS, AND TREE 
CROPS 

Land in bearing and nonhealing fruit trees and 
plants farms. 

acres. 

Avocados farms. 

trees not of bearing age. 

trees of bearing age. 

number harvested. 

Sales number. 

dollars. 

Bananas farms. 

hills not of bearing age. 
hills of bearing age. 
bunches harvested. 

Sales bunches. 

dollars.. 

Coconuts farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 

Grapefruit farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars. . 

Limes and lemons farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars.. 

Mangoes farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 

Oranges farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars,. 

Papayas farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

Sales pounds.. 

dollars.. 

LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK 
PRODUCTS 

Horses, colts, and ponies farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.. 

number. _ 
dollars.. 

Mules, asses, and burros farms.. 

number.. 
Sales farms.. 

number.. 
dollars.. 

Sheep and lambs farms.. 

number.. 
Sales _ _ farms- 
number. _ 
dollars.. 

Goats and kids ___ _ farms.. 

number.. 

Sales _ farms.- 

number.. 
dollars. _ 

Hogs and pigs farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.. 

number. _ 
dollars.. 

Under 8 months old farms.. 

number. _ 

Sales __ number.. 

dollars.. 

8 months old or older ...farms.. 

number.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 

See footnotes at end of table. 



137 
807 

1 449 
41 206 
32 494 
23 914 

120 
6 348 
6 708 
5 881 
4 666 
38 891 

123 
3 193 

2 011 
19 977 
13 070 
11 979 

49 



1 484 

116 

387 

905 

11 359 

7 209 

5 311 

146 
971 

2 881 
171 104 
128 640 

44 007 



9 588 
7 466 
5 430 



1 378 

645 

42 456 



240 
273 

12 917 
10 166 



306 
5 672 
3 705 
3 705 



269 
4 715 
3 013 



42 774 
26 955 
9 122 



290 
3 936 
3 393 
2 592 



579 

333 

23 560 



49 

348 

482 

11 079 

9 078 

6 133 

50 
2 489 
2 829 
2 420 



4 337 
2 450 
2 142 



222 
2 529 
1 661 
1 673 



37 605 
25 535 
9 205 



272 
2 332 
1 303 
1 058 



339 
5 935 
4 125 
3 262 

15 

1 312 

1 044 

948 

875 

9 420 

19 



540 
28 250 
22 350 
5 650 



5 500 
4 685 
2 852 



(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 

15 
2 058 
477 
4 178 
2 865 
2 162 



26 675 
23 150 
7 590 



390 

345 

3 130 



382 
25 100 
22 550 
8 265 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 25 



Table 24. Summary by Size of Farm: 1987-Con. 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for 


meaning of abbreviations anc 


symbols, see introductory text ] 
















Item 


Total 


Less 
than 3 


3 to 

9 

acres 


10 to 

19 

acres 


20 to 

49 

acres 


50 to 

99 
acres 


100 to 

174 
acres 


175 to 

259 

acres 


260 to 

499 

acres 


500 to 

999 

acres 


1,000 

acres or 

more 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK 
PRODUCTS-Con. 


























Cattle and calves .__ 


. farms 
number- 


95 
5 078 

70 

1 555 

613 392 


8 
28 
4 
6 
2 690 


25 
173 
13 
28 
11 765 


12 

115 

8 

37 

18 538 


20 
284 
15 
97 
29 367 


12 
445 

13 

194 

61 824 


4 

173 

4 

22 

10 093 


4 

381 

3 

83 

30 750 


4 

747 

4 

64 

21 510 


3 
748 

3 

384 

146 427 


3 
1 984 




number. _ 
dollars.. 


640 
280 428 


Cows ... 

Sales . 


_ ..farms _ 
number. _ 
number. 
dollars.. 


77 

2 499 

451 

186 219 


3 

6 

1 

400 


20 

80 

14 

7 245 


7 

45 

9 

5 000 


17 

106 

22 

10 072 


12 

226 

56 

23 408 


4 

96 

8 

3 093 


4 

181 

78 

27 750 


4 

395 

23 

9 700 


3 

444 

62 

35 430 


3 

920 

178 

64 121 


Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older _ 
Sales 


farms.. 
number.. 
number.. 
dollars.. 


65 

1 130 

312 

127 773 


6 

14 

3 

1 200 


11 

31 

8 

2 100 


6 

19 

12 

3 650 


15 

91 

20 

8 250 


10 

128 

22 

8 300 


3 

23 

3 

1 500 


4 
101 


4 
213 


3 

87 

54 

26 460 


3 

423 

190 

76 313 


Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year 
old or older 

Sales . 


farms 
number.. 
number., 
dollars.. 


66 

488 

479 

266 147 


4 

(D) 

2 

1 090 


10 

22 

4 

2 200 


8 

21 

15 

9 780 


15 

31 

23 

7 245 


11 

40 

39 

19 616 


4 

(D) 

11 

5 500 


4 

27 

5 

3 000 


4 

36 

16 

9 935 


3 

53 

97 

68 327 


3 
246 
267 

139 454 


Calves under 1 year old _ _. 

Sales 


. farms., 
number., 
number 
dollars.. 


57 

961 

313 

33 253 


2 
(D) 


12 

40 

2 

220 


7 

30 

1 

108 


12 

56 

32 

3 800 


7 

51 

77 

10 500 


4 
(D) 


4 
72 


3 

103 

25 

1 875 


3 

164 

171 

16 210 


3 
395 

5 
540 


Livestock sales 


...farms _ 

dollars. _ 


150 
838 554 


27 
58 360 


43 
35 597 


20 
42 478 


26 
48 281 


15 
101 124 


6 
19 103 


3 
(D) 


4 
(D) 


3 
(D) 


3 
(D) 


Milk sales 


farms 

quarts.. 

dollars.. 


6 
2 097 423 
1 042 698 


" 


1 


1 


" 


2 
(D) 

(D) 


: 


1 


3 

1 288 210 

601 916 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


1 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 


























Chickens 

Sales 

5 months old or older . 


farms.. 

number- 
number. _ 
dollars.. 

farms.. 

number.. 


65 

5 326 

14 

1 666 

2 276 

49 
2 690 


20 
1 260 
3 
315 
472 
17 
849 


30 

2 554 

5 

834 

(D) 

21 

1 025 


5 

307 
3 

107 

(D) 
4 

212 


7 
595 

3 
410 
615 

4 
449 


1 

(D) 

1 
(D) 


: 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


; 


: 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 

Sales .. ___ 


farms.. 

number.. 

farms . 

number., 

dollars.. 


21 

727 

5 

345 

1 013 


6 
319 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


10 
326 
1 
(D) 
(D) 


\ 


3 
(D) 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


\ 


; 


1 
(D) 


1 

(D) 


j 


1 


Chicken egg sales . _ 


farms.. 

dozens. _ 
dollars. . 


22 
11 279 
13 542 


9 
2 510 
2 994 


9 

5 224 

6 839 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


2 
(D) 
(D) 


- 


; 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


z 


- 


" 


Poultry and egg sales 


farms.. 

dollars.. 


30 
16 831 


10 
(D) 


11 
7 919 


3 
339 


5 
2 672 


z 


; 


1 
(D) 


: 


: 


: 



'Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



26 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



Table 25. Summary by Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A 


and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 












Item 


Total 


$100 to 
$499 


$500 to 
$1,199 


$1,200 to 
$2,499 


$2,500 to 
$4,999 


$5,000 to 
$7,499 


$7,500 to 
$9,999 


$10,000 or 
more 


FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 




















Farms 


number.. 


267 

100.0 

17 785 

100.0 

66.6 


85 
31.8 
765 

4.3 
9.0 


53 
19.9 
712 

4.0 
13.4 


40 
15.0 
737 

4.1 
18.4 


33 

12.4 

1 226 

6.9 

37.2 


13 
4.9 

368 
2.1 

28.3 


8 
3.0 

271 
1.5 

33.9 


35 


Land in farms 1 


... acres 


13 707 


Average size of farm 


acres.. 


391.6 


LAND USE 




















Total cropland 

Harvested 

Other 


_ farms 

acres 1 __ 
farms.. 

acres__ 
farms 

acres __ 


206 

1 899 

200 

608 

49 

1 291 


64 
128 
64 
67 
14 
61 


44 
220 
43 
65 
12 
155 


32 
64 
32 
(D) 
7 
(D) 


25 
144 
25 
60 
4 
84 


8 
33 

7 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


5 
13 

5 
(D) 

1 
(D) 


28 
1 299 

24 
324 

10 
975 


Pasture or grazing land - _ 

Woodland . _______ 


farms.. 

acres.. 
farms.. 


154 
13 390 
49 
1 836 
192 
660 


46 
480 
15 
73 
63 
84 


25 
413 
4 
(D) 
40 
(D) 


26 
584 
7 
35 
26 
55 


20 
944 

5 
41 
24 
96 


11 
196 
4 
28 
9 
111 


6 
239 

1 
(D) 

6 
(D) 


20 

10 534 

13 

1 623 




acres.. 


251 


TENURE OF OPERATOR 




















All operators 

Full owners 

Part owners 

Managers 

Tenants 


farms __ 

acres 1 __ 

. farms _ 

acres. _ 
farms. 

acres.. 
farms.. 

acres.. 
_ farms 

acres.. 


267 

17 785 

201 

6 478 

36 

9 962 

7 

291 

23 

1 054 


85 
765 
72 
652 

6 
71 

1 
(D) 

6 
(D) 


53 

712 

42 

510 

3 

(D) 

1 

(D) 

7 

88 


40 
737 
29 
516 

5 
124 

2 
(D) 

4 
(D) 


33 
1 226 
22 
819 
9 
(D) 

2 

(D) 


13 
368 

9 
159 

4 
209 


8 
271 

8 
271 


35 

13 707 

19 

3 550 

9 

9 094 

3 

227 

4 

836 


FARMS BY SIZE 




















Farms 

Less than 3 acres 

3 to 9 acres 

10 to 19 acres 

20 to 49 acres 

50 to 99 acres 

1 00 to 1 74 acres 

175 to 259 acres _ 

260 to 499 acres 

500 to 999 acres 

1,000 acres or more 




267 
80 
81 
32 
37 
16 
6 
4 
5 
3 
3 


85 
36 
31 
9 

7 

2 


53 
21 
14 
6 
9 
2 
1 


40 
7 

20 
5 
5 
2 

1 


33 
8 

7 
3 
7 
5 
1 
2 


13 
1 
3 
3 

5 

1 


8 
2 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 


35 
5 
5 
4 
3 
6 

2 
4 
3 
3 


FARMS BY TYPE OF HOLDING 








































Sale holdings 


223 
31 
3 
43 
6 
100 
3 
8 
29 


54 
5 
2 

15 

21 
1 
2 
8 


44 
5 
1 

10 

19 
9 


37 
5 

6 

20 
1 
1 
4 


32 
7 

5 

15 
1 

4 


13 

4 
8 

1 


8 
1 

2 

5 


35 


Field and forage crop 




Poultry 

Mixed 

Other ._ _ 




6 
12 

5 
3 


OPERATOR CHARACTERISTICS 




















Operators by place of residence: 




189 


63 


38 


25 


25 


7 


6 








Operators by years on present farm: 

Less than 2 years 

2 to 4 years 

5 to 9 years 


25 
27 
50 


8 

7 
11 


9 
4 
5 


2 
4 

11 


1 
4 
6 


1 
1 
4 


2 
2 


4 
5 
11 


Operators by place of birth: 
Virgin Islands. 


166 
11 
90 

19 
34 
63 
65 
85 
57 


52 
5 
28 

6 
7 
16 
20 
36 
60 


36 
2 
15 

1 
5 
4 
12 
12 
19 


27 
13 

2 

9 
10 

8 
11 


26 
1 
6 

1 
6 
8 
9 
9 


8 
1 
4 

3 
2 
3 
4 

1 


4 
4 

2 

1 
2 
3 


13 


Elsewhere 




Operators by age group: 

Under 25 years __ . 

25 to 34 years 




45 to 54 years 


13 










Operators by main occupation: 
Agricultural __ 

Nonagricultural _ 


acres.. 
acres. _ 


159 

14 542 

108 

3 243 


46 
360 
39 

405 


30 
356 

23 
357 


18 
551 
22 

186 


24 

792 

9 

434 


8 
156 

5 
212 


5 

74 

3 

197 


28 

12 254 

7 

1 453 


Operators by days of work off farm: 

None 

Any 

1 to 49 days 

50 to 99 days 

100 to 149 days 

150 to 199 days 




94 
173 

13 
8 

15 

18 
119 


35 
50 
4 
2 
5 
8 
31 


20 
33 
3 

3 
8 
19 


10 
30 
3 

4 
1 
22 


9 
24 
2 
1 
2 

19 


1 
12 

2 
10 


2 
6 

1 
1 

4 


17 
18 

2 

1 




14 



See footnotes at end of table 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE -AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 27 



Table 25. Summary by Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 -Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



$100 to 



LABOR STATUS 

Farms number.. 

workers. _ 

Unpaid labor farms— 

workers— 

Less than 25 days farms.. 

workers.. 

25 to 149 days farms.. 

workers.. 

150 days or more farms.. 

workers.. 

Hired farm labor — farms.. 

workers.. 

Less than 25 days — farms. . 

workers. _ 

25 to 149 days - farms__ 

workers. . 

150 days or more farms.. 

workers.. 
Not reported 

SELECTED EQUIPMENT 

Tractors of all kinds farms.. 

number. _ 
Motortrucks — — - farms.. 

number.. 
Automobiles farms.. 

number.. 

FARMS BY SPECIFIED FACILITIES 

Electricity 

No electricity 

Piped running water 

No piped running water 

Wells-- farms- 

number.. 
Reporting no wells farms.. 

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD 

Total sales — farms__ 

dollars.. 
Average per farm dollars. _ 

Farms by value of sales: 

$100 to $499 _ — farms- 
dollars— 

$500 to $1,199 — farms- 
dollars-. 

$1,200 to $2,499 — - farms.. 

dollars— 

$2,500 to $4.999 farms.. 

dollars.. 

$5,000 to $7,499 farms- 
dollars.. 

$7,500 to $9,999 farms.. 

dollars.. 

$10,000 or more farms.. 

dollars.. 

SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP OR PRODUCT 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops farms.. 

dollars.. 
Fruits and nuts farms.. 

dollars.. 

Ornamental plants and other nursery products farms.. 

dollars.. 
Livestock farms.. 

dollars. 

Milk farms- 
dollars. 
Poultry and eggs farms. 

dollars. 

SELECTED FARM PRODUCTION EXPENSES 

Machine hire and customwork farms. 

dollars. 
Hired farm labor farms. 

dollars. 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry farms. 

dollars. 
Insecticides, fungicides,and herbicides farms. 

dollars. 

Fertilizers and manure purchased farms. 

dollars- 
Livestock and poultry purchased farms. 

dollars- 

See footnotes at end of table. 

28 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



267 

2 685 351 

10 057 



33 

111 346 

13 

74 772 

8 

67 699 

35 

2 303 185 



399 221 

140 

146 817 



241 230 

150 

838 554 



1 042 698 

30 

16 831 



13 565 

18 

27 767 



27 639 

27 

2 618 





16 




(D) 




23 


31 


275 




28 


18 


392 




20 


1 


440 




9 


1 


182 


5 


000 



3 410 

8 

7 375 



8 693 

15 

44 186 



39 143 

20 

4 263 



3 045 

7 

23 695 



11 458 
5 

10 800 



19 184 

6 

1 941 



1 150 

5 

(D) 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



Table 25. Summary by Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987 -Con. 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 












Item 


Total 


$100 to 
$499 


$500 to 
$1,199 


$1,200 to 
$2,499 


$2,500 to 
$4,999 


$5,000 to 
$7,499 


$7,500 to 
$9,999 


$10,000 or 
more 


SELECTED FRUITS, NUTS, AND TREE CROPS 


















Land in bearing and nonbearing fruit trees and plants farms.- 

acres.. 


181 
347 


55 
63 


41 
54 


31 
48 


23 

50 


7 
30 


4 
10 


20 
92 




137 
807 
1 449 
41 206 
32 494 
23 914 


42 

182 

363 

4 035 

1 593 

1 163 


32 

210 

346 

5 256 

3 411 

2 243 


23 

161 

123 

2 950 

2 100 

1 628 


21 

130 

168 

4 215 

3 140 

2 345 


5 

30 

98 

7 650 

7 450 

4 200 


3 

99 
9 500 
9 200 
7 360 


11 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested. . 

dollars. . 


94 

252 

7 600 

5 600 

4 975 


hills not of bearing age 
hills of bearing age., 
bunches harvested.. 

Sales bunches.. 

dollars.. 


120 
6 348 
6 708 
5 881 
4 666 
38 891 


35 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


24 
607 

1 208 
509 
252 

1 570 


21 
864 
685 
567 
224 
1 647 


19 
1 473 
1 380 
1 489 
1 349 
7 098 


4 
764 
506 
560 
510 
5 600 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


15 

1 206 

2 267 
2 381 
2 157 

21 851 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

dollars. . 


123 
3 193 
2 011 
19 977 
13 070 
11 979 


39 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


31 

178 

445 

3 634 

1 220 

1 055 


17 

413 

206 

3 325 

2 550 

2 160 


18 
234 
246 
1 370 
980 
980 


4 

45 

104 

1 700 

1 500 

1 200 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


12 
2 137 
755 
7 400 
6 400 
6 220 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

dollars.. 


49 

250 

166 

3 419 

2 009 

1 484 


17 
112 

37 
154 


14 
37 
25 

540 
184 

114 


8 

24 

63 

1 240 

1 000 

700 


4 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


: 


4 
68 
18 
1 020 
500 
500 


Limes and lemons farms.. 

trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

dollars.- 


116 

387 

905 

11 359 

7 209 

5 311 


38 
85 
173 
2 460 
360 
213 


23 
59 
179 
1 381 
635 
570 


17 
85 
72 
712 
383 
284 


16 
30 
182 
1 676 
1 066 
943 


5 
20 
66 

415 
410 
400 


4 

2 

101 

1 135 

955 

790 


13 
106 

132 
3 580 
3 400 
2 111 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

number harvested.. 

dollars.. 


146 

971 

2 881 

171 104 

128 640 

44 007 


45 
172 

452 
17 906 
7 335 
2 585 


33 

93 

331 

24 543 

15 850 

4 882 


25 
181 

358 
24 255 
17 905 
5 930 


20 

152 

750 

28 100 

23 950 

7 690 


6 

37 

107 

17 300 

17 000 

6 320 


4 

67 
19 500 
16 200 
5 300 


13 

336 

816 

39 500 

30 400 

11 300 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested __ 

dollars.. 


57 

516 

468 

7 331 

3 620 

1 668 


24 
287 
107 
997 
310 
230 


13 
48 
41 
670 
135 
125 


7 

9 

248 

4 890 

2 750 

1 100 


6 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


- 


6 

159 
60 

264 
25 
20 


trees not of bearing age.. 

trees of bearing age.. 

pounds harvested.. 

dollars.. 


76 

350 

937 

9 588 

7 466 

5 430 


23 
121 
120 
816 
310 
163 


16 
14 
223 
1 250 
755 
443 


10 
36 
114 
740 
420 
401 


12 

100 

139 

1 385 

1 136 

973 


4 

20 

120 

1 750 

1 700 

950 


3 
4 
46 
600 
550 
600 


8 

55 

175 

3 045 

2 595 

1 900 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS 


















Horses, colts, and ponies farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.. 

number. _ 
dollars. . 


28 

224 

3 

7 

2 050 


12 
143 
1 
(D) 
(D) 


1 
(D) 


2 
(D) 


4 
19 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

(D) 


1 
(D) 

1 
(D) 

(D) 


7 
44 


Mules, asses, and burros farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 


1 
(0) 


| 


; 


; 


1 
(D) 


: 


; 


; 


Sheep and lambs farms- 
number. . 

Sales farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 


54 

3 134 

28 

910 

50 736 


16 

446 

4 

12 

(D) 


6 
(D) 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


12 

360 

7 

66 

3 913 


7 

345 

3 

82 

3 636 


4 

550 

4 

123 

9 425 


2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


7 
759 

7 

466 

24 906 


Goats and kids farms . 

number. - 

Sales farms.. 

number.. 
dollars.. 


93 

3 315 

64 

928 

47 150 


34 
929 
22 
84 
3 930 


12 

335 

9 

71 

3 600 


15 

350 

9 

69 

5 235 


14 

715 

9 

236 

11 110 


6 
(D) 

6 
(D) 
(D) 


2 
(D) 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


10 

498 

7 

161 

10 000 


Hogs and pigs farms.. 

number.. 

Sales farms.- 

number.- 
dollars.. 


62 
2 536 

44 

1 424 

125 226 


14 
327 

8 

25 

1 911 


14 
(D) 

10 
(D) 
(D) 


10 

325 

8 

106 

7 185 


8 

320 

4 

75 

5 150 


6 
271 

6 

217 

15 960 


2 
(D) 

2 
(D) 
(D) 


8 

860 

6 

715 

79 460 


Under 8 months old farms.. 

number.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 


56 

1 378 

645 

42 456 


12 

156 

8 

536 


13 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


9 

200 

56 

3 160 


6 

162 

44 

2 050 


6 

141 

109 

7 830 


2 
(D) 

(D) 
(D) 


8 

452 

260 

20 460 


8 months old or older farms.- 

number.. 

Sales number.. 

dollars.. 


58 

1 158 

779 

82 770 


14 

171 

17 

1 375 


12 
(Dj 

(D) 
(D) 


10 

125 

50 

4 025 


8 

158 

31 

3 100 


5 

130 

108 

8 130 


2 

(D) 

(D) 

I (D) 


7 

408 

455 

59 000 



See footnotes at end of table. 

1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



VIRGIN ISLANDS 29 



Table 25. Summary by Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1987-Con. 

[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Item 


Total 


$100 to 
$499 


$500 to 
$1,199 


$1,200 to 
$2,499 


$2,500 to 
$4,999 


$5,000 to 
$7,499 


$7,500 to 
$9,999 


$10,000 or 
more 


LIVESTOCK AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS- 

Con. 




















Cattle and calves 

Sales 


. _ farms 
number.. 

number., 
dollars.. 


95 
5 078 

70 

1 555 

613 392 


14 

(D) 

5 

5 

1 493 


16 
233 
11 
19 
7 917 


17 
217 
14 
35 
15 768 


21 
405 

16 

119 

35 833 


7 
90 

5 

27 

13 100 


2 
(D) 

3 
38 

20 266 


18 
3 966 

16 

1 312 

519 015 


Sales 


number.. 
dollars.. 


77 

2 499 

451 

186 219 


12 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


13 

110 

8 

2 617 


16 

102 

15 

7 608 


13 

147 

31 

12 000 


4 

47 

9 

5 350 


2 
(0) 

(D) 
(D) 


17 

2 016 

373 

151 401 


Heifers and heifer calves 1 year old or older . ... _ ._ . 
Sales 


_. .. farms.. 
number. _ 
number 
dollars.. 


65 

1 130 

312 

127 773 


4 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


10 

45 

3 

1 200 


13 

61 

2 

500 


16 

131 

25 

9 800 


4 

6 

5 

1 250 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


16 

853 

266 

111 073 


Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer caives 1 year old or 
older 


farms . 

number. . 

dollars. . 


66 

488 

479 

266 147 


6 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


13 

38 

8 

4 100 


12 

23 

17 

7 550 


13 

39 

21 

8 525 


3 

8 

13 

6 500 


2 
(D) 
(D) 
(D) 


17 

360 

404 

229 016 


Calves under 1 year old . 

Sales. _ 


... farms., 
number., 
number- 
dollars. . 


57 

961 

313 

33 253 


8 

36 

1 

110 


9 
40 


7 

31 

1 

110 


12 

88 

42 

5 508 


4 
29 


j 


17 

737 

269 

27 525 


Livestock sales _ _ — 


farms 

dollars.. 


150 
838 554 


38 
8 398 


27 
16 319 


26 
32 101 


21 
55 729 


13 
48 860 


6 
43 766 


19 
633 381 


Milk sales .. 


farms.. 

quarts., 
dollars.. 


6 
2 097 423 
1 042 698 


; 


" 


: 


: 


1 


: 


6 

2 097 423 
1 042 698 


POULTRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS 




















Chickens- - - 

Sales 

5 months old or older 


farms. 

number.. 

farms.. 

number., 
dollars.. 
_ . farms 
number.. 


65 

5 326 

14 

1 666 

2 276 

49 
2 690 


20 
986 
1 
(D) 
(D) 
14 
218 


10 
813 
1 
(D) 
(D) 
8 
582 


12 
1 117 
4 
520 
(D) 
10 
562 


10 

2 085 

5 

825 

(D) 

9 

1 154 


6 
(D) 

1 
(D) 
(D) 

3 
(D) 


2 
(D 

1 
(D) 
(D) 

2 
(D) 


5 
154 

1 
(D) 
(D) 

3 
85 


Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry 

Sales 


farms . 

number. _ 

number., 
dollars. . 


21 

727 

5 

345 

1 013 


7 
190 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


\ 


6 
273 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


5 
222 

2 
(D) 

(D) 


1 
(D) 


: 


2 
(D) 

1 
(D) 
(D) 


Chicken egg sales 


. farms 
dozens. . 
dollars.. 


22 
11 279 
13 542 


2 
(D) 
(D) 


5 
708 
(D) 


7 

4 874 

5 689 


6 

5 285 

6 374 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


- 


1 
(D) 
(D) 


Poultry and egg sales 


. farms 

dollars. . 


30 
16 831 


4 
157 


5 
867 


8 
6 499 


8 
8 226 


2 
(D) 


1 

(D) 


2 
(D) 



'Detail may not add to total due to rounding. 



30 VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE- AREA DATA 



APPENDIX A. 
General Explanation 



Page 

TAKING THE CENSUS A-1 

OFFICE PROCESSING A-1 

DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS A-1 

FARM CLASSIFICATIONS A-4 

RELIABILITY OF DATA A-5 

TAKING THE CENSUS 
Report Form 

The report form for the 1 987 Census of Agriculture was 
prepared by the Outlying Areas Branch of the Agriculture 
Division, Bureau of the Census, in cooperation with the 
Department of Economic Development and Agriculture of 
the Virgin Islands. The questions were based on current 
requirements for agricultural information and, to some 
extent, on the desire for comparability with earlier cen- 
suses. 

The only modification made to the 1 987 census report 
form was the elimination of the question concerning whether 
or not the farm was located on a hard surface road. 

Training Program 

The project manager, crew leader, and enumerators 
employed for the census in the Virgin Islands received 
special training in accordance with instructions prepared 
by the Bureau of the Census. The training included prac- 
tice in interviewing, filling out the report form, and detailed 
discussion of the enumerator's instructions. 

Method of Enumeration 

As in the previous censuses of the Virgin Islands, the 
direct enumeration procedure was used in the 1 987 Cen- 
sus of Agriculture. The statistics in this report are data 
collected from farm operators during the period from July 
to the middle of August 1988. For the enumeration, the 
Virgin Islands were divided into six Enumeration Districts 
(ED's) and each district was clearly delineated on special 
ED maps prepared for the census. 

Each enumerator was assigned an ED and given a map 
of the area to be enumerated. The enumerators were also 
given a list of the persons from whom a report form had 
been obtained in the 1 982 Census of Agriculture as well as 
other persons known to be conducting farm operations. 
The enumerators were required to check all persons on 
their list. 



Enumerators were also instructed to ask enough ques- 
tions about tracts of land on which no one lived to 
determine whether agricultural data should be collected 
from the person in charge of the land. This procedure was 
designed to assure the complete coverage of all land used 
for agriculture, whether by an individual, a corporation, or 
an institution. 

To avoid enumeration of the same place more than 
once, rules were established whereby enumerators could 
determine who was responsible for completing a report 
form for a given place. If the person in charge of an 
agricultural operation lived outside of the ED in which the 
land under his/her control was located, the enumerator 
assigned to the ED in which the operator resided was 
responsible for completing his/her report form. If a place 
was partly in one ED and partly in another, the enumerator 
for the ED in which the operator lived was responsible for 
completing the report form to include all the land the 
person operated in the Virgin Islands, regardless of the ED. 

OFFICE PROCESSING 

The office processing was done in the Agriculture 
Division at the Bureau of the Census. Each report form was 
edited and coded prior to being data keyed. Report forms 
obtained for places not meeting the census farm definition 
criteria were voided. The remaining report forms were 
examined for accuracy, consistency, and completeness. 
Enumerators' errors in computations and in units of mea- 
sures, inconsistencies, and misplaced entries were cor- 
rected. Missing information was derived and entered on 
incomplete reports on the basis of related information on 
the same report form or from report forms for nearby farms 
of similar type and size. 

After all the forms had been edited and coded, the data 
were keyed and subjected to a thorough computer edit 
analysis. Any inconsistencies were reviewed, corrected, 
and keyed to a correction file. The corrected data were 
then tabulated by the computer and printed out for review. 

Subject matter specialists reviewed the computer tabu- 
lations for reasonableness and consistency. Corrections 
were made on the basis of a reexamination of the original 
report forms. The data were then retabulated and a 
printout was provided so that the data tables could be 
prepared for final publication. 

DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 

The following definitions and explanations relate to 
items that are considered to be inadequately described in 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



APPENDIX A A-1 



the tables. Most of the definitions are from the instructions 
given to enumerators. For an exact wording of the ques- 
tions and instructions on the report form, see the report 
form in appendix C. 

Farm operator — The term "operator" designates a 
person who operates a farm, either by doing the work 
himself/herself or by directly supervising the work. The 
operator may be the owner, a member of the owner's 
household, a hired manager, or a tenant, renter, or share- 
cropper. If the operator rents land to others or has land 
worked on shares by others, he/she is considered the 
operator only of the land retained for his/her own opera- 
tion. In the case of partnership, only one partner is counted 
as an operator. By definition, the number of operators is 
the same as the number of farms. 

Farm or operators reporting— Figures for "farms report- 
ing" or "operators reporting" represent the number of 
farms, or operators reporting the specified item. The 
difference between the total number of farms and the 
number of farms reporting a particular item represents the 
number of farms not having that item, provided a correct 
report was received for all farms. 

Land in farms— All data relating to land tenure and land 
in farms refer only to land located in the Virgin Islands and 
the situation existing at the time of enumeration. The land 
included in each farm was determined from the answers to 
questions 1 through 5 in section 2 of the report form which 
relate to land tenure (see app. C). The acres reported as 
owned, rented from others, or worked on shares for others, 
were added together, and then the acres rented to others 
or worked on shares by others were subtracted from that 
sum. The results represent "Land in farms." If acres are 
operated by a hired or salaried manager, they become the 
total acres in the place and represent "Land in farms." 
(See "Land managed" below). 

Although the area designated land in farms consists 
primarily of agricultural land— i.e., land used for crops, 
pasture, or grazing — it also includes land not actually 
under cultivation nor used for pasture or grazing. For 
example, woodland and wasteland owned or rented from 
others was included as land in farms unless reports 
indicated it was being held for nonagricultural purposes, 
such as recreational or for timber. 

Land owned— This includes all land that the operator 
or his/her spouse held under title, purchase contract, 
homestead law, or as heir or trustee of an undivided 
estate at the time of enumeration. 

Land rented from others — This includes not only land 
the operator rented or leased from others, but also land 
worked on shares for others or land occupied rent free. 

Land managed— -This includes all tracts of land man- 
aged for an employer by a person paid a salary or 
wages. A hired manager is the operator of the managed 



land, since he/she is responsible for the agricultural 
operations and frequently supervises others in perform- 
ing those operations. If a hired manager also had 
agricultural operations of his/her own, he/she was 
asked to report it on a separate report form from the 
managed operations. 

Land rented to others— -This includes all land that the 
operator rented to others and all land assigned to others 
on shares or rent free. For the most part, land rented to 
others represents agricultural land, but it also includes 
land rented for residential or other purposes. The tenant 
is considered to be the operator of land leased, rented, 
or worked on shares, even though his/her landlord may 
supervise the operations. The landlord is considered to 
be the operator of only that portion of the land not 
assigned to tenants. 

Land use— Land in farms at the time of enumeration is 
categorized according to the way it was used during the 
1 2-month period between July 1 , 1 987, and June 30, 1 988. 
The land uses described are mutually exclusive in that 
each acre of land is counted only once even though it may 
have had more than one use during the year. 

Harvested cropland— -This refers to all land from 
which any crop was harvested during the 12-month 
period, whether for home use or sale. It also includes 
land in field crops that were grazed when mature or 
almost mature, and land in nonbearing fruit or nut trees 
and plants. Land from which two or more crops were 
harvested was to be counted only once. Land from 
which crops were harvested and which was also used 
for other purposes, either before or after the crops were 
harvested, was to be reported as cropland harvested 
without regard to the other uses. 

Other cropland— -This includes cropland from which 
no crop was harvested between July 1 , 1 987, and June 
30, 1988, but which was occupied by growing crops, 
except fruit or nut trees, intended for harvest in 1 988 or 
later. It also includes cropland intended for harvest, but 
not actually harvested because of complete crop failure, 
low prices, labor shortage, or other reasons; land that 
had been plowed and could be plowed again without 
first being cleared of brush, but that lay idle throughout 
July 1, 1987, to June 30, 1988; and land used for 
soil-improvement crops. Other cropland also includes 
land which was used only for pasture or grazing which 
the operator could have used for crops without addi- 
tional clearing or irrigating. Enumerators were instructed 
to exclude any land pastured after a crop was har- 
vested. 

Pasture or grazing land— This refers to all land used 
for pasture or grazing between July 1 , 1 987, to June 30, 
1988, except cropland. It includes all woodland where 
livestock pastured or grazed. 



A 2 APPENDIX A 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



Woodland not pastured— -This includes all woodland 
that was not used for pasture or grazing between July 1 , 
1987, to June 30, 1988. In the enumerator's reference 
book, "woodland" was defined as "all farm wood lots or 
timber tracts, natural or planted; and...cutover land with 
young growth which has or will have value as wood or 
timber." 

Other land— -This refers to all land not included in the 
other land use classifications, such as house and other 
building lots, lanes, roads, ditches, and land area of 
ponds and wasteland. 

Type of holding— Holdings are classified according to 
whether they were producing mainly for home consump- 
tion or mainly for sale. Those from which more than 50 
percent of the agricultural output is consumed by the 
holder's household are classified as producing mainly for 
home consumption. Those from which 50 percent or more 
of the agricultural output is sold are classified as mainly for 
sale. Holdings producing mainly for sale are further clas- 
sified according to their most important activity. Each 
holding named means that 50 percent or more of the value 
of sales was from the item named. The holdings are: 
vegetable, field and forage crop, fruit and nut, dairy, 
livestock, poultry, or nursery. The remaining two categories 
of holdings are used when the above do not apply. 

Mixed holding— -This is one on which none of the 
above items accounts for 50 percent or more of the 
value of sales. 

Other holding— -This is one that does not belong to 
any of the previous groups. 

Crops harvested— The 1 987 report form was similar to 
the report forms used in previous censuses. It provided for 
the collection of data for specified field crops, vegetables, 
fruits, and nuts harvested on each farm. Inquiries were 
included for the most commonly grown crops in the Virgin 
Islands and space was provided to write in those less 
frequently produced. 

The units of measure for reporting quantities of some 
crops have varied from one census to another. The aim 
has been to permit reporting in the units of measure 
currently in use. The quantities harvested for each crop are 
expressed in the units of measure given on the 1987 report 
form. 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops — The area for 
individual crops harvested was obtained for forage, 
field, and vegetable crops in acres and 10th of acres. 
When two or more crops, or two or more plantings of the 
same crop, were harvested from the same land, the 
area was to be reported for each separate crop or 
planting. Total quantities of each forage and field crop 
harvested were to be reported, whether the crops were 



for home use or for sale. Also, total quantities of each 
crop sold were to be reported. The acreage reported for 
vegetables relates only to the acreage harvested. 

Fruits and nuts— The figures for acres and for num- 
ber of trees and plants relate to the time of enumeration. 

Value of products sold— Data for value of products 
sold were obtained for each type of crop, fruit, livestock, 
etc., sold from the farm. The gross value of quantities sold 
was to be reported regardless of who did the selling or 
shared in the receipts. Crops given to a landlord and crops 
produced on institutional farms for use by inmates of the 
institution were to be considered as sold. 

Livestock and poultry— Inventory data for livestock 
and poultry relate to the number on hand at the time of 
enumeration. All livestock and poultry were to be enumer- 
ated on the place where they were at the time of enumer- 
ation regardless of who owned them. Livestock on unfenced 
land were to be reported as being on the place identified as 
the headquarters of the person who had control over them. 

Sales data for livestock, milk, and poultry products 
relate to the 1 2-month period between July 1 , 1 987, and 
June 30, 1 988. Enumerators were instructed to report total 
quantities and gross value of sales regardless of who did 
the selling or shared in the receipts. Products given by a 
tenant to a landlord and products taken from an institu- 
tional farm for use by inmates of the institutional farm were 
to be considered as sold. 

Selected farm expenses— The 1 987 report form con- 
tained questions on six types of farm expenses incurred 
between July 1, 1987, and June 30, 1988, whether made 
by the farm operator, his/her landlord, or both. A farm 
operator who rented part of his/her land to others reported 
only the expenses on the land he/she operated. 

Machine hire and customwork— Expenses for machine 
hire and customwork relate to tractor hire, plowing, and 
spraying. Any amount spent for the labor involved is 
considered to be part of the expense. The costs of 
hauling, trucking, or of exchange work without pay are 
omitted. 

Hired farm labor— Expenses for hired farm labor 
include total cash payments made between July 1, 
1987, and June 30, 1988, to family members and others 
for farm labor. Payments to persons supplied by a 
contractor or a cooperative organization and paid directly 
by them or by the person in charge are also included. 
Payments are excluded for housework, contract con- 
struction work, customwork, and repair and installation 
work performed by persons specifically employed for 
the work. 

Purchases of feed— Expenses for feed for livestock 
and poultry include total cash payments made between 
July 1 , 1 987, to June 30, 1 988, for pasture used, salt, 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



APPENDIX A A-3 



concentrates, mineral supplements, grain, hay, mill- 
feeds, and any other items purchased for feeding live- 
stock and poultry on the place. Expenses made for the 
grinding and mixing of feed and the estimated cost of 
items furnished to the operator by a landlord or others 
are also included. Payments made by a tenant to a 
landlord for feed grown on the tenant's farm are excluded. 

Purchases of insecticides, fungicides, and herbi- 
cides— -This item relates to total cash expenses between 
July 1, 1987, and June 30, 1988, for all chemicals, 
sprays, dusts, etc., used to control weeds, pests, insects, 
or disease on crops and livestock. 

Purchases of fertilizers and manure— These expenses 
include the total amount spent between July 1, 1987, 
and June 30, 1 988, for manure and commercial fertiliz- 
ers of all kinds for use on the farm. 

Purchases of livestock and poultry— -This item includes 
all cash expenses for livestock and poultry purchased 
between July 1, 1987, to June 30, 1988, for the place. 
The cost of livestock and poultry bought and resold 
within 30 days is not included. 

Equipment and facilities— Operators were asked to 
report the number of tractors, motortrucks, and automo- 
biles on their farms at the time of enumeration, regardless 
of ownership. Items that were temporarily out of order were 
to be included, but not those that were worn out. Tractors 
include all wheel and tracklaying (crawlers), garden, and 
homemade. Motortrucks include pickup trucks, truck-trailer 
combinations, jeeps, and station wagons if they were used 
primarily as trucks. Automobiles include jeeps and station 
wagons if they were used primarily as passenger cars. 
Data obtained in the 1987 census for the number of 
tractors, motortrucks, and automobiles on farms are com- 
parable with those presented for earlier census years. 

Since the 1960 census, data were obtained on pres- 
ence or absence of electricity and piped running water on 
the farm. These facilities were considered to be on the 
farm if they were available anywhere on the place, whether 
or not in the operator's dwelling. "Piped running water" 
was defined as "water carried in pipelines by a pressure 
system or by gravity flow from a natural or an artificial 
source." 

Farm wells included all holes or pits made by excavation 
to reach a supply of water for irrigation, watering livestock, 
and other purposes. Farm ponds are not included. 

Operator characteristics — Data were obtained to clas- 
sify the operators according to six characteristics. 

1 . Residence of operator— Operators were classified 
by residence according to whether or not they lived 
on the farms operated. Some of those who did not 
live on the farms they operated lived on farms 
operated by others. Where all the land was rented 



from others or worked on shares for others, the 
operator was considered to live on the farm oper- 
ated provided the dwelling he/she occupied was 
included in the rental agreement. In such cases, the 
dwelling was not necessarily on the land being 
operated. Similarly, an operator who did not live on 
the land being cultivated or grazed, but who had 
some agricultural operations (other than a home 
garden) at his/her dwelling, was considered to be 
living on the farm operated. 

2. Years on present farm— Operators were classified 
by years on present farm into four groups. These 
data were based on the request for the first year the 
operator took continuous charge of the present 
farm or any part of it. 

3. Place of birth— Operators were classified by place 
of birth according to whether they were born in the 
Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or elsewhere. The pur- 
pose of this question was to obtain a measure of 
the native language abilities of operators as a guide 
to agricultural agents in preparing news releases for 
distribution to farmers. 

4. Age of operator— Operators were classified by age 
into six groups. The average age was obtained by 
dividing the sum of the ages of all operators report- 
ing by the number reporting. 

5. Main occupation— -This question was asked to deter- 
mine whether the principal occupation of the oper- 
ator was agricultural or nonagricultural. If the oper- 
ator devoted 50 percent or more of his/her work 
time to agricultural activities, his/her main occupa- 
tion was considered to be agriculture. 

6. Work off farm— The extent to which operators rely 
on nonfarm sources for part of their income is 
indicated by the number of days worked off the farm 
during the year. Work off the farm was defined to 
include work on someone else's farm for pay as 
well as all types of nonfarm jobs, businesses, and 
professions whether the work was done on the farm 
premises or elsewhere. Exchange work was not 
included. Data for the 1 987 census are comparable 
with those for the censuses since 1960. 



FARM CLASSIFICATIONS 

Farms by size — Farms were classified by size on the 
basis of the total land area established in each one. 
According to the census definition, a farm is essentially an 
operating unit, not an ownership tract. All land operated or 
managed by one person or partnership represents one 
farm. In the case of tenants, the land assigned to each 
tenant is considered a separate farm, even though the 
landlord may consider the entire landholding to be one unit 
rather than several separate units. 



A-4 APPENDIX A 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



Farms by tenure of operator— In the 1987 census, 
farms were classified by tenure of operator on the basis of 
data reported for land owned, rented from others, worked 
on shares for others, and managed for others. The same 
classification has been used since 1964. During the pro- 
cessing operations, each report form was coded to indi- 
cate whether the operator was a full owner, part owner, 
manager, or tenant. 

Full owners— These operate only land they own. 

Part owners— These operate land they own and also 
land they rent from others. 

Managers — These operate land for others and are 
paid a wage or salary for their services. Caretakers or 
hired laborers are not classified as managers. If an 
operator managed land for others and also operated 
his/her own farm, each operation was considered a 
farm. If a manager managed farms for two or more 
employers, each operation was considered a separate 
farm. 

Tenants— These rent from others or work the land 
they operate on shares for others. 

Farms by value of agricultural products sold— The 

farms were classified on the basis of the total value of 
agricultural products sold. The total was obtained by 
adding the reported values of all products sold from the 
farm. The value of livestock, milk, poultry and eggs, 
vegetables, fruits and nuts, all field crops, ornamental 
plants, and all other crops was obtained from the operator 
at the time of enumeration. The computer edit classified 



the value of agricultural products sold into one of the 
following groups: 



$100 to $499 
$500 to $1,199 
$1,200 to $2,499 
$2,500 to $4,999 



$5,000 to $7,499 
$7,500 to $9,999 
$10,000 or more 



Farms by age of operator— Enumerators entered the 
operator's age, as of his/her last birthday, on the report 
form. The computer edit classified the operator's age into 
one of the following age groups: 

Under 25 years 45 to 54 years 

25 to 34 years 55 to 64 years 

35 to 44 years 65 years and over 

RELIABILITY OF DATA 

All data compiled in this report originated from a com- 
plete enumeration and, therefore, are not subject to sam- 
pling variability. However, the data are subject to nonsam- 
pling errors. Nonsampling errors can be attributed to many 
sources: inability to identify all cases in the actual universe; 
inability or unwillingness on the part of respondents to 
provide correct information; definition and classification 
difficulties; differences in the interpretation of questions; 
errors in recording or coding the data obtained; and other 
errors of collection, response, coverage, and estimation 
for missing or misreported data. 

The accuracy of these tabulated data is determined by 
the joint effects of the various nonsampling errors. No 
direct measures of these effects have been obtained; 
however, precautionary steps were taken in all phases of 
data collection, processing, and tabulation of the data in an 
effort to minimize the effects of nonsampling errors. 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



APPENDIX A A-5 



APPENDIX B. 
Selected Data by Current and Prior Farm Definitions: 

and 1982 



1987 



[For enumeration periods, see appendix A; and for meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text] 



Selected data 



1987 data 
by 1987 
definition 



1987 data 
by 1987 
definition 



FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS 



Farms number. 

Land in farms 1 acres. 

} size of farms acres. 



LAND USE 

Total cropland 

Harvested 

Other 

Pasture or grazing land 

Woodland 

Other land 



farms, 
acres. 
farms, 
acres. 

farms. 
acres, 
farms., 
acres, 
farms. 



FARMS BY SIZE 



Less than 3 acres __ 

3 to 9 acres 

10 to 19 acres 

20 to 49 acres 

50 to 99 acres 

100 to 174 acres ... 
175 to 259 acres ... 
260 to 499 acres ... 
500 to 999 acres... 
1 ,000 acres or more 



VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL 
PRODUCTS SOLD 

Total sales farms.. 

dollars. _ 
Average per farm do~ 



267 

2 685 351 

10 057 



2 391 506 
9 234 



265 

2 391 916 

9 026 



VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL 
PRODUCTS SOLD-Con. 

Farms by value of sales: 

Less than $100 farms 2 . 

dollars. 

$100 or more farms. 

dollars. 

SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP OR 
PRODUCT 

Forage, field, and vegetable crops farms. 

dollars. 
Fruits and nuts farms. 

dollars. 
Ornamental plants and other nursery products., farms. 

dollars. 
Livestock farms. 

dollars. 
Milk farms. 

dollars. 
Poultry and eggs farms. 

dollars. 

SELECTED FARM PRODUCTION 
EXPENSES 

Machine hire and customwork dollars. 

Hired farm labor do. 

Feed purchased for livestock and poultry do. 

Insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides do. 

Fertilizers and manure purchased do. 

Livestock and poultry purchased do. 

LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY 
INVENTORY 

Horses, colts, and ponies 

Sheep and lambs 

Hogs and pigs 

Cattle and calves 

Chickens 

ACRES OF SELECTED CROPS 
HARVESTED 

Field crops 

Vegetables 

Fruits and nuts 



241 230 

150 

838 554 

6 

1 042 698 

30 

16 831 



742 512 
46 436 
34 989 
66 495 



224 
3 134 
2 536 
5 078 
5 326 



123 015 

887 029 

(D) 

74 467 

(D) 

(D) 



2 814 
(D) 

5 578 
(D) 



135 943 
905 657 
999 645 

74 977 
66 540 

75 170 



2 404 
5 672 
18 345 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE-AREA DATA 



APPENDIX B B-1 



APPENDIX C. 
Report Form 



3 APPROVAL WO. 0607-0680: EXPIRES Q9/B9 



■UJ.11M.1B OPERATOR 



B^BtBttsVIss 1 I AIMU IIM AGRICULTURE 



I.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 



\™\ 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 

VIRGIN ISLANDS 



1 . What is your (the operator's) name? 



2. What is your (the operator's) mailing address? . . . . 
(Give address whore correspondence is received.) 



NOTICE — Response to this inquiry ie required by lew (true 13. U.S. 
Code). Bv the seme law YOUR REPORT TO THE CENSUS BUREAU IS 
CONFIDENTIAL. It may be seen only by sworn Census employees and 
may be used only for statistical purposes. Your report CANNOT be used 
for purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation. 



FARM SERIAL NUMBER 

From A2 column (6) 



! /"First name, middle initials, last name) 



Complete mailing address 



1 . How many acres do you own? (If you own more than . — . 

one tract of land. Include all land in the Virgin Islands.) I — I 



2 . How many acres do you rent from others? 
(Include acres worked on shares.) 



3. How many acres do you operate for others as a hired or salaried manager? 

4 . How many acres do you rent to others? 

5. TOTAL ACRES IN THIS PLACE (Add items 1 and 2. subtract item 4; if managed, enter data from Ham 3 here.) 



How many unpaid and paid farmhands (Including the operator 
and his family) worked on this place the last 12 months? 



. Total farmhands 



a . Of the unpaid farmhands (Including the operator and unpaid 
family workers), how many worked — 



Of the paid farmhands (hired workers and paid 
members of operator's family), how many worked — 



1 50 days 
or more? 


25 to 149 
days? 


Less than 
25 days? 


0E4 


055 


OSS 


0B7 


OSS 





What type of operating organization does this place have? 
(If you are a manager, specify rf working for an individual, 
partnership, corporation, cooperative, estate, trust, etc.) 



Is this holding producing mainly for 
home consumption or sale? 



i 1 J Individual 

2 LJ Partnership 

3 LZ1 Corporation (Do not include cooperatives) 
* D Other (Cooperative, estate, trust, etc.) 



1 CH Home consumption — Go to section 3 

2 □ Sale — Ask item 9 



9. If producing mainly for sale, which of the following Is it? 



i □ Vegetable holding 

2 n Field and forage crop holding 

3 CD Fruit and nut holding 

4 ("l Dairy holding 

5 \ 1 Livestock holding 



6 Q Poultry holding 

7 □ Nursery holding 
s l_l Mixed holding 

9 □ Other — Specify -g 



■CTTSTrrfflcB LHUPS H ARVFSTEP IIM THE LAST 1 2 MONTHS 



Include all crops harvested from July 1 , 1 987 to June 3D, 1 988 from the land reported In section 2, Ham 5, whether harvested 
by you or by someone else. Be sure to Include the landlord's share. Do not Include crops which were a complete failure or 
which were not harvested because of drought, labor shortage, low prices, or destruction from any causa. Report tenths of an 
acre, such as 1/1 0, 3/1 0, 1 — 5/1 0, etc. 



Were any of these FORAGE crops 
cultivated on this place in the last 
12 months? 



1 . Sugarcane 
2. Sorghum 
3. TOTAL 



□ 
□ 



How many 

acres were 

planted? 



j: 



How many 

«res were for 

cutting? 



How many 

acres were for 

grazing? 



How many 



used for both 
purposes? 



What was the 
value of sates 
in the last 1 2 

months? 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



APPENDIX C C-1 



>HJ4iP.1.icM r-nnp«t mni/tQTcn iiu the ■ act i t mimitu. r- 



None 

4. Cassava d 

5. Dry beans LJ 

6- Dry corn LJ 

7. Sorghum for grain LJ 

8. Swsetpotatoes 1.1 

9. Taniara d 

10. Yams □ 

1 1 . Other field crops — Specify _ 
□ 



How many ACRES 

were harvested in the 

last 1 2 months? 



How many POUNDS 

ware harvested In the 

last 1 2 months? 



How many POUNDS 

were sold in the last 

12 months? 



What was the 

VALUE of sales in the 

last 1 2 months? 



Cabbage I I 

Carrots I~l 

Celery |~| 

Cucumbers I~~l 

Eggplant I I 

Green beans I 1 

Lettuce [~1 

Okra □ 

Onions □ 



Peppers . . 
Spinach . . 
Squash . . 
Tomatoes 



25. Other vegetable crops — Specify 



How many ACRES 

were harvested in 

the last 1 2 months? 

<o> 


What was the 

VALUE of sales in 

the last 1 2 months? 

(bl 


/10 


111 


/10 


113 


/10 


11B 


no 


117 


/10 


11» 


I no 


121 


no 


123 


no 


12B 


no 


127 


no 


129 


no 


131 


no 


133 


] no 


13S 


I no 


,37 



FRUITS AND NUTS 

Are there any fruit and nut trees or plants on 1 38 

this piece today or were any harvested hi the last 1 2 months? ... i LJ Yes 

How much land is in bearing and nonhealing fruit trees and plants today? . . 



2 □ No — Skip to item 39 



• Are any of the following kinds of 
FRUIT TREES, NUT TREES, OR 
PLANTS on this place? 



Avocados □ 

Bananas I I 

Coconuts I I 

Grapefruits I~l 

Limes and lemons LJ 

Mangoes □ 

Oranges I I 

Papayas □ 

Pineapples I~l 

Plantains 1 I 

Other fruits, nuts, and tree crops — Specify ^ 
□ 



How many trees 
or plants are not 
of bearing age? 



How many trees 
or plants are of 
bearing age? 



How much was 
harvested In the 
last 12 months? 



How many were 

sold In the last 

1 2 months? 



What was the 

value of sales in 

the last 12 

months? 



How many square feet under cover and/or acres 
did you have planted In ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 
or in any other NURSERY CROPS? 



C-2 APPENDIX C 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



gWBnWffEB LAND USE IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS 



PlWBWm I JVESTOCK AND POULTRY ON THIS PLACE NOW AND NUMBER SOLD IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS 



Land la to be reported In ONLY ONE CATEGORY. If two or more usee were mode of the same 
land, report in the FIRST category that applies. 

1 . How many acres were in crops harvested in the last 1 2 months? (Can be obtained by 
adding the acres of the various crops reported in section 3, items 1 through 39. However, 

if more than one crop was harvested from the same land, count this land only once for this Item.) . . . 

2 . How many acres were in other cropland? (Include cropland pasture, crop failure. 

Idle and fallow cropland, end cropland used for soil Improvement crops.) 



How many acres were in other pasture or grazing land? (Include woodland 
pasture: do not Include cropland pasture.) 



4. How many acres were in woodland? IDo not Include woodland pasture.) 



5 . How many acres were in other uses? {Include house Iota, bam Iota, lanes, roada. 
ditches, ponds, and wasteland.) 



g _ TOTAL LAN D (Add entries in items 1 through 6. This total should equal the entry in section 2, item S. I 



7. How many wells are on this place? 



None 

. □ 
. □ 
. □ 
. □ 

. □ 
□ 

None 

. □ 



_£10 



■ Do you or anyone else have any of the f ollowing livestock, 
regardless of ownership, on this place or ware any sold 
from this place In the last 1 2 months? 

1 . Horses and colts, including ponies 

2 . Mules, asses, and burros of all ages 

3. Sheep and lambs of all ages 

4. Goats and kids of all ages 



□ 

n 
□ 
□ 



5. Hogs and pigs of all ages, including sows and boars 

(Must equal sum of a and b below.) 



□ 

a. Pigs less than 8 months old LJ 

b. Hogs and pigs 8 months old or older CJ 

6 . Cattle and calvas of all ages (Must equal sum of a, b. c, and d below.) CD 



a. Cows, Including heifers that have calved 



lOo not Include heifers thai have calved.) 

c. Bulls, bull calves, steers, and steer calves 1 year old or older 

d. Calves less than 1 year old 



□ 

□ 
□ 
□ 



■ Do you or anyone else have any of the following poultry, 
regardless of ownership, on this place or were any sold 
from this place in the last 1 2 months? Nonc 

7. Chickens (hens, pullets, roosters, broilers, etc.) Ll 

a . How many are 5 months old or older? I — I 

8 . Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other poultry LJ 



How many are on 
this place now? 



How many are on 
this place now? 



How many were 

sold in the last 1 2 

months? 



What was the 

value of sales In the 

last 1 2 months? 



How many were 

sold In the last 12 

months? 



9. How many dozens of chicken eggs were sold from this place In the last 1 2 months? 
1 0. How many quarts of milk were sold from this place In the last 1 2 months? 



□ 
□ 



3| SELECTED EXPENDITURES IN TTfE"^sTl2™r3of3THS 



Number sold 



What was the 

value of sales in the 

last 1 2 months? 



What was the 

value of sales in the 

last 1 2 months? 



* How much did you spend for each of the following in the last 1 2 months? 
1 . Machine hire and customwork 



Feed purchased for livestock and poultry (Include coat of grain, food, concentrates, 
and roughages; also amount paid for grinding and mixing feed.) 



4. Insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides 

5 . Fertilizers and manure purchased .... 

6. Livestock and poultry purchased 



. □ 

. □ 

. □ 

. □ 

. □ 

. n 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



APPENDIX C C-3 



CEHrBBHl EQUIPMENT AMP FACII ITIES IISfD OBI THIS PI Af.g IM THP I a«T -I -y MOWTUg 



ESKfffffiH nPFRATOB PHARAr.TFBISTIFS 



1 . How many of the following are on this place? (Include all specified maulpm mnt on this 
place today, regardless of ownership, provided it Is in operating condition.! 

a. Tractors of all kinds 

b. Motortrucks , 

c. Automobiles 

2. Do you have the following on this place? 

a. Electricity 

b. Piped running water 



□ 

□ 
□ 



□ Yes 

□ Yes 



□ Nc 

□ Nc 



The following questions are about the FARM OPERATOR. 
1 . Do you live on this place (the acres entered in section 2, item 5JI 



. dye 



2 . Sn what year did you begin to operate this place? 

3 . Where were you born? 



4 . How old were you on your last birthday? 



5 . Is your main occupation agricultural or nonagricultural? 



6 . OFF FARM WORK — How many days did the operator work 4 hours or 
more off this place in the last 1 2 months? Include work at a nonfarm 
Job, business, or on someone else's farm. /Exclude exchange farm 

work.) 



C-EfSfBBHI pmiimfbhtiw-s PFr-r»nr» 



□ Virgin Islands 
: □ Puerto Rico 



□ Agricultural 



□ None 
i □ 1—49 days 
i nsO — 99 days 



i □ Nc 



i □ Elsewhere — Specify. 



□ Nonagricultural 



□ lOO- 149 days 

□ 160-199 days 

; □ 200 days or more 



1 . Who furnished the Information in this report? 



□ Operator 

□ Landlord 

i □ Wife or a member of 
the operator's family 



□ Hired laborer 

□ Neighbor 

. □ Other — Specify - 



2 . Remarks (Make any remarks needed in regard to this place, the owner or operator, the crops cultivated, or the livestock on this place.) 



b. Quarter or city 



c. ED number 



Enumerator's signature 



4. Certified by 



Supervisor's signature 



5. Checked by 



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1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



INDEX 



Item 



Area 
tables 



Island 
tables 



Sum- 
mary 
tables 



Item 



Area 
tables 



Island 
tables 



A 

Age of farm operator 

Agricultural products sold.. 

Automobiles 

Average size of farm 

Avocados 

B 

Bananas 

Beans: 

Dry 

Green 

C 

Cabbage 

Carrots 

Cassava 

Cattle and calves, number. 

Cows 

Other cattle and calves. . . 
Cattle and calves sales .... 

Celery 

Chemicals (see Expenses) 

Chickens 

Coconuts 

Corn, dry 

Cropland: 

Harvested 

Other 

Cucumbers 

Customwork and machine 

hire, expenses 

D 

Ducks, turkeys, geese, and 
other poultry 

E 

Eggplant 

Egg sales 

Electricity 

Equipment and specified 
facilities: 

Automobiles 

Electricity 

Motortrucks 

Tractors 

Water, piped running 

Wells 

Expenses: 

Feed for livestock and 
poultry 

Fertilizers and manure 
purchased 



3 
7-9 

4 
1, 2 

8 



20 

14-16, 21 

17 

15 



15 



14 
14 
14 
16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

16 
15 
14 

10, 13 

10 
14 

18 



16 



22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 
22-25 



22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



22-25 



22-25 
22-25 



22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



E— Con. 

Expenses-Con. 

Hired farm labor 

Insecticides, fungicides, and 
herbicides 

Livestock and poultry pur- 
chased 

Machine hire and 
customwork 

F 

Facilities, specified 

Farm labor, hired and 
unpaid 

Farm operators (see Opera- 
tors) 

Farms classified by age of 
operator 

Farms classified by size of 
farm 

Farms classified by tenure of 
operator 

Farms classified by type of 
holding 

Farms classified by value 
of agricultural products 
sold 

Farms, number 

Feed purchased 

Fertilizers and manure 

purchased 

Field crops, harvested and 

sold 

Forage crops, harvested and 

sold 

Fruits and nuts 

Fungicides (see Expenses) 

G 

Geese, ducks, turkeys, and 

other poultry 

Goats and kids 

Grapefruit 

H 

Herbicides (see Expenses) 

Hogs and pigs 

Holdings fa home consump- 
tion or sale 

Horses, colts, and ponies. . 

I 



6 
6 
6 
6 

4 
4 

3 
2 
3 
4 

5 
1, 2 

6 
6 

7 
7 



20 

11 

13,17-19 

12 



21 

10, 11, 13, 

21 

18 

18 

14 

14 
15 



16 



22-25 Insecticides (see Expenses) 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 



INDEX 1 



INDEX— Con. 



Item 



Area 
tables 



Island 
tables 



Sum- 
mary 
tables 



Item 



Area 
tables 



Island 
tables 



Labor expenses 

Labor status 

Land in farms 

Lettuce 

Limes and lemons 

Livestock and poultry: 

Feed purchased (dollars) 

Number on place and num- 
ber sold 

Products sold, value of.. 

Purchased (dollars) 

M 

Machine hire and 

customwork expenses .... 
Machinery (see Equipment 

and specified facilities) 

Mangoes 

Milk, amount and sales value 

Motortrucks 

Mules, asses, and burros.. 

N 

Nursery products, orna- 
mental plants and other . . 

O 

Occupation of farm operator 

Off-farm work 

Okra 

Onions 

Operator characteristics . . . 
Operators by — 

Age 

Occupation 

Off-farm work 

Residence 

Tenure 

Years on present farm. . . . 

Oranges 

Organization, type of 

Ornamental plants and 

other nursery products . . . 

P 

Papayas 

Pasture or grazing land .... 

Peppers 

Pineapples 

Plantains 

Poultry 



9 
5, 9 



18 
12 
10, 13, 21 
14 
15 

18 

16 
16 
18 



18 



15 



20 
19 
14 
14 
19,20 

20 
20 
19 
20 
13,17-19 
20 
15 
12 

15 



22-25 
22-25 
22-25 

22-25 

22-25 

22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



22-25 
22-25 



22-25 

22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



22-25 
22-25 



22-25 



P— Con. 

Poultry and livestock: 
Feed purchased 

(expenses) 

Number on place and num- 
ber sold 

Purchased, (expenses) . . 
Production expenses 

R 

Residence of farm operator 

S 

Sale of agricultural 

products 

Sheep and lambs 

Size of farm 

Sorghum for forage and 

grazing 

Sorghum for grain 

Spinach 

Squash 

Sugarcane 

Sweetpotatoes 

T 

Taniers 

Tenure of farm operator . . . 

Tomatoes 

Tractors 

Turkeys, ducks, geese, and 
other poultry 

V 

Value of agricultural 
products sold (also see 
individual products) 

Vegetables, harvested and 
sold 

W 

Water, piped running 

Wells 

Woodland 

Work off farm 

Y 

Yams 

Years on present farm, oper- 
ator 



5, 7-9 
9 
2 

7 
7 

7 
7 
7 
7 



20 



14-16, 21 
16 
11 

14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 



14 

13, 17-19 

14 

17 

16 



2 INDEX 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 

•Cr U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1989— 242-303 00016 



PUBLICATION PROGRAM 



1987 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 

Results of the 1 987 Census of Agriculture are being published 
in a series of reports which provide data for each county (or 
equivalent), each State, the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, 
the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and the 
Northern Mariana Islands. The publications include statistics on 
the number of farms; land in farms; farm and operator character- 
istics; livestock, poultry, and their products; crop production and 
value; operating expenditures; irrigation; and other characteris- 
tics of farms. 

Publication order forms may be obtained from Data User 
Services Division, Customer Services, Bureau of the Census, 
Washington, DC 20233, any U.S. Department of Commerce 
district office, or by calling (301) 763-1113. 

ADVANCE REPORTS (AC87-A-01 -000(A) TO 56-000(A) 

Advance Reports are published separately for each county (or 
equivalent) in the United States with 10 farms or more, for each 
State, and the United States. The reports contain data for all 
agricultural operations with $1 ,000 or more in actual or potential 
sales of agricultural products in the census year. The Advance 
Reports contain final data for major data items together with 
comparable data from the 1982 census. Included in the reports 
are data on number of farms, land in farms, size of farms, land 
use practices, farm operator characteristics, sales expenditures, 
machinery and equipment, livestock, poultry, dairy products sold, 
and major crops harvested (which vary by State). No advance 
reports are available for Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin 
Islands. 

VOLUME 1. GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERIES 
(AC87-A-1 TO 56) 

State and County Data (A-1 to 50) are published showing 
detailed data in national and State tables for the United States, 
and in county and State tables separately for each State. These 
reports include data on number and size of farms; crop produc- 
tion; livestock, poultry, and their products; tenure, age, and 
occupation of operators; types of organization; value of products 
sold; and standard industrial classification of farms. 

Summary and State Data (A-51 ) 

• Chapter 1 . National level data 

• Chapter 2. State level data 

Outlying Areas (A-52 to 56) provide detailed data for the 
regions and municipios of Puerto Rico; the election districts of 
Guam; the U.S. Virgin Islands; American Samoa; and Northern 
Mariana Islands. 

VOLUME 2. SUBJECT SERIES (AC87-S-1 TO 6) 

Agricultural Atlas of the United States (AC87-S-1), formerly 
the Graphic Summary, presents a profile of the Nation's agricul- 
ture in a series of dot and multicolor pattern maps. The maps 
provide displays on size and type of farm, land use, farm tenure, 
market value of products sold, crops harvested, livestock inven- 
tories, and other characteristics of farms. 

Coverage Evaluation (AC87-S-2) provides national and regional 
level estimates on the completeness of the census, in terms of 
both the number of farms missed and selected characteristics of 
those farms. 

Ranking of States and Counties (AC87-S-3) presents the 
ranking of the top 20 States and the top 100 counties of 
importance of selected items from the 1 987 census. Comparative 
data from the 1982 census are included in most tables. Tables 
also show cumulative totals for States and counties. 



History (AC87-S-4) is a concise description of the major 
census operations together with facsimiles of selected data 
tables. It explains the history of the agriculture census, farm 
definition, data collection and processing, and dissemination of 
census data. 

Government Payments and Market Value of Agricultural 
Products Sold (AC87-S-5) shows detailed data for farms cross- 
tabulated by combined market value of agricultural products sold 
and Government payments received, including detailed national 
data and selected data for each State. 

ZIP Code Tabulations of Selected Items From the 1987 
Census of Agriculture (AC87-S-6) provides tabulations by five- 
digit ZIP Code for selected items from the 1987 census. Data 
items include number of farms, land in farms, farms by size, 
market value of agricultural products sold by size of sale, 
livestock inventory, cropland harvested, and selected crops. 

VOLUME 3. RELATED SURVEYS (AC87-RS-1 AND 2) 

The Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (AC87-RS-1) pro- 
vides statistical data collected from a sample of farm operations 
from the 1987 Census of Agriculture. The publication offers 
information on acres irrigated, land use, yields of specified crops, 
methods of water distribution, quantity of water used by its 
source, and other irrigation practices. 

Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey (AC87- 
RS-2) provides data on indebtedness, expenditures, income and 
assets for both farm operators and landlords. This report also 
includes measures of credit used for purchases and expendi- 
tures, debt by type of lender, assets, off-farm income, and other 
land ownership data. 

VOLUME 4. CENSUS OF HORTICULTURAL 
SPECIALTIES (AC87-HOR-1) 

This report includes detailed information on the horticultural 
establishments with production and sales of $2,000 or more. It 
provides data on number of establishments, value of sales of 
horticultural products, type of horticultural products, and kinds of 
horticultural businesses, for the United States, States, and 
counties. 

ELECTRONIC MEDIA 

Flexible Diskette— The Advance Reports of the 1 987 Census 
of Agriculture are available on flexible diskettes. The files can be 
used with any compatible microcomputer employing the PC-DOS 
2.0 or higher operating system. Diskettes can be obtained by 
calling (301) 763-4100. 

Computer Tapes — Public-use computer tapes contain the 
same summary statistics that are found in the published reports. 
Two files are available for each State: data for counties and the 
aggregated State-level data. Order forms may be obtained from 
the Data User Services Division, Customer Services, Bureau of 
the Census, Washington, DC 20233 (or call (301) 763-4100). 

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM)— Data for the 
conterminous United States and Puerto Rico are available on 
CD-ROM. The CD-ROM can be obtained from the Data User 
Services Division, Customer Services, Bureau of the Census, 
Washington, DC 20233 (or call (301) 763-4100). 

Online Access— National and State level data from the 1 987 
Census of Agriculture are available on CENDATA through two 
information vendors — CompuServe and DIALOG. In addition, the 
advance reports, highlights of the Subject Series, and Related 
Surveys reports, are available online from AGRIDATA. For infor- 
mation on these services call (301) 763-4100. 



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