KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
The History of Johnson County, by Ed Blair




Table in Chapter IV:

COUNTY STATISTICS.

     The population of Johnson county from 1860 to 1910 is as follows: 1860, 4,364; 1870, 13,725; 1880, 16,958; 1890, 17,385; 1900, 16,890; 1910, 18,288. The population of Johnson county March 1, 1914, was 19,705, assessed valuation $40,318,845, as follows: 

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                 THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS SHOWING POPULATION AND VALUATION OF
                             CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS ARE GIVEN:
Townships
and cities     Population      Land     City lots     Personal    Railroads        Total
The county ... 19,705   $22,826,810   $4,883,445   $4,517,770   $8,090,820   $40,318,845
Aubury twp..... 1,060     1,871,955       50,680      245,805      590,328     2,758,768
Gardner .......   585                    222,025      262,930       36,477       521,432
Gardner twp.... 1,374     2,110,980                   274,275      553,481     2,938,736
De Soto........   390                    140,905       97,265       50,779     2,889,309
Lexington twp.. 1,760     2,187,435        6,555      353,005      562,974     3,109,989
Edgerton ......   420                     87,685       98,730       34,360       220,775
McCamish twp...   747     1,840,740       39,740      268,005      569,003     2,717,488
Mission twp.... 1,877     3,474,085      939,280      392,985      434,332     5,240,682
Monticello twp. 1,088     1,612,065       38,845      228,020    1,331,776     3,210,706
Olathe......... 3,626                  2,173,535      798,995      223,909     3,196,439
Olathe twp..... 1,288     2,929,885       68,975      323,385    1,522,551     4,844,796
Oxford twp..... 1,437     3,034,925       78,985      405,730      799,149     4,318,789
Lenexa.........   435                    218,370       57,155       67,974       343,499
Shawnee twp.... 2,444     2,370,885      547,945      241,260      984,235     4,144,325
Spring Hill....   556                    264,355      271,150       43,363       578,868
Spring Hill twp.  618     1,393,855        5,565      199,085      286,129     1,884,634


                    FARM AND CROP STATISTICS FOR 1914, JOHNSON COUNTY.


 Crops                                Acres               Products                 Value
Winter wheat ......................  51,659              1,136,498           $977,388.28
Corn ..............................  54,766              1,095,320            722,911.20
Oats ..............................  24,597                883,332            326,832.84
Rye ...............................     513                 10,260              7,695.00
Barley . . ........................      35                735,000                367.50
Irish potatoes ....................   2,030                150,220             90,132.00
Sweet potatoes ....................      16                  1,760              1,232.00
Castor beans ......................       2                     20                 22.00
Flax ..............................      25                    175                197.75
Millet, tons ......................     102                    204              1,020.00
Sugar beets, tons .................       2                     18                 90.00
Sorghum for syrup .................      25 (gallons 2,000)                       960.00
Sorghum for forage or grain, tons..     187                                     1,496.00
Milo, tons ........................     149                    596              2,384.00
Kafir, tons .......................     560                  2,240              8,960.00
Jerusalem corn, tons ..............      40                    160                640.00
Fetterita, tons ...................      12                     42                168.00
Timothy, tons .....................   7,833
Clover, tons . ....................   5,251
Blue grass, tons ..................  20,158
Alfalfa, tons .....................   4,139
Orchard grass, tons ...............     573
Other tame grasses, tons ..........   6,411                 16,549            165,290.00
Prairie grass (fenced) ............  29,477                    536              4,824.00
                                    _______                _______          ____________
Total .................. .......... 208,500                                $2,312,610.57

                     SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY IN 
                               JOHNSON COUNTY FOR 1915.

                                                             No.    Av.Val. Tot.Ac.Val.
Horses six months old and under one year..................... 1,085  $35.06  $38,050.00
Horses one year old and under two ........................... 1,036   50.56   52,385.00
Horses two years old and under three.........................   888   75.32   66,890.00
Horses three years old and older.............................   435   89.86   39,090.00

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Work horses ................................................. 5,003   94.25  471,555.00
Ponies, cripples and plugs................................... 1,476   43.29   63,900.00
Stallions ...................................................    65  257.15   16,715.00
Cattle six months old and under one year .................... 4,395   17.43   76,625.00
Cattle one year old and under two ........................... 3,083   28.35   87,425.00
Steers two years old and under three ........................   896   43.75   39,200.00
Steers three years old and over, rough fed ..................   149   39.19    5,840.00
Steers three years old and over, half fed ...................    83   45.78    3,800.00
Steers three years old and over, full fed ...................    95   64.74   6,1.50.00
Cows and heifers two years old and over not kept for milk.... 2,708   36.12   97,830.00
Cows two years old and over kept for milk.................... 6,677   44.28  295,720.00
Bulls one year old and over .................................   351   42.59   14,950.00
Mules six months old and under one year .....................   451   39.29   17,720.00
Mules one year old and under two ............................   399   58.69   53,420.00
Mules two years old and under three. ........................   470   89.70   42,180.00
Mules three years old and over ..............................   153  105.95   16,210.00
Work mules .................................................. 1,313  113.07  148,460.00
Asses and burros six months old and over ....................    42   81.30    3,415.00
Jacks .......................................................    36  219.86    7,915.00
Sheep six months old and over ............................... 1,461    3.65    5,345.00
Hogs six months old and over ................................10,982    8.68   95,425.00
Goats six months old and over................................    52    2.88      150.00
Farm implements..............................................                 97,275.00
Wagons....................................................... 2,083   20.00   41,660.00
Carriages and buggies ....................................... 1,550   18.86   29,235.00
Automobiles..................................................   460  298.43  137,280.00
Motorcycles..................................................    11   85.45      940.00
Bicycles.....................................................    26   10.87      285.00
Gold watches ................................................   906   10.81    9,795.00
Silver watches...............................................   414    5.32    2,205.00
Plate and jewelry............................................                 10,300.00
Pianofortes .................................................   899   77.28   69,475.00
Other musical instruments ...................................   172   22.91    3,940.00
All bonds not exempt from taxation ..........................                 13,950.00
Shares of stock in any company or corporation................                 15,585.00
Moneys on hand and on deposit, including moneys invested
  in government bonds........................................                461,905.00
Credits taxable..............................................                172,320.00
Average amount of merchant's stock for preceding year........                442,545.00
Average amount of merchant's moneys for preceding year.......                 28,370.00
Average amount of manufacturer's stock for preceding year....                  5,140.00
Value of manufacturer's products on hand March 1st...........                    200.00
Wheat, 86,695, bushels, value per bushel ....................          1.22  105,965.00
Oats, 152,035 bushels, value per bushel .....................           .40   60,820.00
Corn, 279,060 bushels, value per bushel .....................           .50  139,495.00
Seeds, 842 bushels, value per bushel ........................         2.14    1,805.00
Hay, 2,253 tons, value per ton ..............................         6.87   15,480.00
Real estate sale contracts...................................                 20,900.00
Judgments, amount owned......................................                  3,600.00
Mortgages, amount owned......................................                726,850.00
All moneys invested in certificates of purchase at sheriff's
 sales.......................................................                     20.00
Value of manufacturing tools, implements and machinery,
  other than engines and boilers, which shall be listed
  as such....................................................                 18,345.00
Engines and boilers, including gas engines...................   205  141.80   29.070.00
Value of household furniture.................................                198,435.00
Family libraries, net taxable value..........................                  2,390.00
Value of mechanical tools, law and medical books, 
  surgical instruments and medicines ........................                  8,940.00
Value of poultry.............................................                 39,585.00

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Value of nursery stock ......................................                    200.00
Typewriting machines ........................................    59   23.22    1,370.00
Adding machines .............................................     4   57.50      230.00
Cash registers ..............................................     6   17.50      105.00
Billiard and pool tables ....................................     5   67.00      335.00
Scales ......................................................    33   21.36      705.00
Threshing machines ..........................................    33  393.18   12.975.00
Electric and water motors ...................................     9              875.00
Individual interests in mutual or co-operative telephone
  companies not operated for profit .........................   202            2,025.00
Value of all other species of personal property not herein
  listed, including particularly tax-sale certificntes, office
  and store furniture and fixtures, cameras, kodaks, and
  picture-taking machines, incubators and brooders, fire
  arms, etc. ................................................                 90,460.00
Dogs, three months old and over, March 1st:
  Male.......................................................                  1,540.00
  Female, spayed ............................................    30               10.00
  Female, unspayed ..........................................   105              230.00
Corporation capital-stock assessments........................                 87,650.00
Assessments of shares of bank stock, after deducting as-
  sessed real estate.........................................                364,560.00
Pipe line and telephone property assessed by county
  assessor...................................................                 48,920.00
Total value of persohal property ............................              5,270,935.00
Total Constitutional exemptions allowed .....................                555,200.00

  Balance taxable personal property .........................             $4,715,735.00


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