Personal income per capita by region as a percentage of US average

1840

1860

Northeast

135

139

West

68

68

South

76

72

 

Personal Income per capita by region as a percentage of US average

North

South

Proportion of nation’s population

71

29

Proportion of nation’s

white population   

79

21

black population   

13

87

Proportion of nation’s railroads

71

29

Proportion of nation’s farm acreage

65

35

Proportion of nation’s manufacturing workers

92

8

Proportion of nation’s manufacturing output

92

8

Number of factories

110,000

18,000

Railroad mileage

22,000

9,000

 

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