The population of cities in the state was greatly increasing by this year. While there were 550,310 people in the state, 55.5% of them were living in urban settings. That's a total of 305,493 individuals in the state's cities.
Of the total 507,847 people in the entire state, the bulk of them were considered to live in urban or urban farm areas. Just 241,583 of the, 47.6 percent, lived in rural situations, both farm and non-farm areas.
Many farms in this state were free from the burden of a mortgage by this time. There were a reported 22,579 farms in the state, and 10,756 of those were mortgage free. The country as a whole, though, reported more than half of the farms in the land were also mortgage-free.
As the population continued to increase, so did the representation in Washington for this state. The survey found 373,351 people in the state as a whole, and that allowed their total number of House seats to increase from just one to two. It would not increase again until much later in the decade.
Sizes of farms continued to increase as time went by. The average size was now up to 212.4, nearly doubling the size from the decade before, which sat at 125.9. The average cash value of the buildings involved also continued to increase, now sitting at $2,619.
With official statehood still half a decade away, Utah census records indicate the population of the state finally got a voice in the House of Representatives thanks to this count. A total of 210,779 individuals were counted, and that led to a single seat in the House during this year.
The number of acres per farm was on the rise by the time this survey was taken. There was an average size of 69.4 acres, almost double the size from the previous decade. There was also an average value of $463 in domestic animals on each farm.
The cash value of farms in the state was on the rise. Valued at a total of $2,297,922, more and more people were moving to the territory to grab a rural life. Ranching seemed to be the primary occupation, with a total value of livestock set at $172,382 during that year.
Because it still had not been admitted as a state, the grounds and boundaries for this survey were a bit uncertain. The overall count included the population of what we know as the state today, as well as parts of the Cache Valley, which is now in Idaho, and parts of Green River, which is considered to be Wyoming these days.
Still very much a rough territory at the time, Utah census records indicate there were just 11,330 whites residing in the area. Twenty-four African-Americans were counted as part of this territorial survey as well. The bulk of the individuals, in both races, were male.
The Utah State Archives and Records service can provide historical Utah census information from censuses taken prior to 1930. The site provides links to search the archives, as well as the online library. The same webpage also details other genealogical information and public records, such as court records and immigration records.
Utahís State Data Center is part of the Governorís Office of Planning and Budget. Its webpage allows users to view demographic information from the 2000 census, as well as information about the current 2010 one. This Utah census information resource also includes links to the data sources for persons interested in conducting their own research.