State by State Numbers

Montana
Montana

Homestead NM

Montana (151,600 homesteads):
Total acreage: 93,155,840
Total homestead acreage: 32,050,480
Total percentage: 34%

 
North Dakota
North Dakota

Homestead NM

North Dakota (118,472 homesteads):
Total acreage: 44,156,160
Total homestead acreage: 17,417,466
Total percentage: 39%

 
Colorado
Colorado

Homestead NM

Colorado (107,618 homesteads):
Total acreage: 66,386,560
Total homestead acreage: 22,146,400
Total percentage: 33%

 
Nebraska
Nebraska

Homestead NM

Nebraska (104,260 homesteads):
Total acreage: 49,201,920
Total homestead acreage: 22,253,314
Total percentage: 45%

 
Oklahoma
Oklahoma

Homestead NM

Oklahoma (99,557 homesteads):
Total acreage: 43,954,560
Total homestead acreage: 14,865,912
Total percentage: 34%

 
South Dakota
South Dakota

Homestead NM

South Dakota (97,197 homesteads):
Total acreage: 48,573,440
Total homestead acreage: 15,660,000
Total percentage: 32%

 
Kansas
Kansas

Homestead NM

Kansas (89,945 homesteads):
Total acreage: 52,366,720
Total homestead acreage: 13,089,258
Total percentage: 25%

 
New Mexico
New Mexico

Homestead NM

New Mexico (87,312 homesteads):
Total acreage: 77,672,960
Total homestead acreage: 19,422,958
Total percentage: 25%

 
Minnesota
Minnesota

Homestead NM

Minnesota (85,072 homesteads):
Total acreage: 50,954,880
Total homestead acreage: 10,389,606
Total percentage: 20%

 
Arkansas
Arkansas

Homestead NM

Arkansas (74,620 homesteads):
Total acreage: 33,328,000
Total homestead acreage: 8,133,791
Total percentage: 24%

 
Wyoming
Wyoming

Homestead NM

Wyoming (67,315 homesteads):
Total acreage: 62,147,200
Total homestead acreage: 18,225,327
Total percentage: 29%

 
California
California

Homestead NM

California (66,738 homesteads):
Total acreage: 99,822,720
Total homestead acreage: 10,476,665
Total percentage: 10%

 
Oregon
Oregon

Homestead NM

Oregon (62,926 homesteads):
Total acreage: 61,441,280
Total homestead acreage: 10,513,945
Total percentage: 17%

 
Idaho
Idaho

Homestead NM

Idaho (60,221 homesteads):
Total acreage: 52,960,640
Total homestead acreage: 9,733,455
Total percentage: 18%

 
Washington
Washington

Homestead NM

Washington (58,156 homesteads):
Total acreage: 42,611,840
Total homestead acreage: 8,465,002
Total percentage: 20%

 
Alabama
Alabama

Homestead NM

Alabama (41,819 homesteads):
Total acreage: 32,480,000
Total homestead acreage: 4,578,323
Total percentage: 14%

 
Missouri
Missouri

Homestead NM

Missouri (34,633 homesteads):
Total acreage: 44,094,720
Total homestead acreage: 3,644,306
Total percentage: 8%

 

Dakota Territory (33,951 homesteads):
Total acreage: 92,729,600
Total homestead acreage: 5,244,345
Total percentage: 6%

(Dakota Territory was the cumulative land area of North and South Dakota prior to their splitting into two different territories in 1889. North and South Dakota both acquired statehood on November 2, 1889.)

 
Wisconsin
Wisconsin

Homestead NM

Wisconsin (29,246 homesteads):
Total acreage: 34,760,960
Total homestead acreage: 3,110,990
Total percentage: 9%

 
Florida
Florida

Homestead NM

Florida (28,096 homesteads):
Total acreage: 34,519,680
Total homestead acreage: 3,326,712
Total percentage: 10%

 
Mississippi
Mississippi

Homestead NM

Mississippi (24,126 homesteads):
Total acreage: 30,024,960
Total homestead acreage: 2,637,412
Total percentage: 9%

 
Louisiana
Louisiana

Homestead NM

Louisiana (22,988 homesteads):
Total acreage: 27,882,240
Total homestead acreage: 2,561,334
Total percentage: 9%

 
Arizona
Arizona

Homestead NM

Arizona (20,268 homesteads):
Total acreage: 72,730,880
Total homestead acreage: 4,134,356
Total percentage: 6%

 
Michigan
Michigan

Homestead NM

Michigan (19,861 homesteads):
Total acreage: 36,357,760
Total homestead acreage: 2,321,937
Total percentage: 6%

 
Utah
Utah

Homestead NM

Utah (16,798 homesteads):
Total acreage: 52,587,520
Total homestead acreage: 3,607,688
Total percentage: 7%

 
Iowa
Iowa

Homestead NM

Iowa (8,851 homesteads):
Total acreage: 35,760,000
Total homestead acreage: 903,164
Total percentage: 3%

 
Nevada
Nevada

Homestead NM

Nevada (4,370 homesteads):
Total acreage: 70,275,840
Total homestead acreage: 704,167
Total percentage: 1%

 
Alaska
Alaska

Homestead NM

Alaska (3,277 homesteads):
Total acreage: 365,039,104
Total homestead acreage: 363,775
Total percentage: less than 1%

 
Ohio
Ohio

Homestead NM

Ohio (108 homesteads):
Total acreage: 26,209,920
Total homestead acreage: 7,707
Total percentage: less than 1%

 
Illinois
Illinois

Homestead NM

Illinois (74 homesteads):
Total acreage: 35,579,520
Total homestead acreage: 5,667
Total percentage: less than 1%

 
Indiana
Indiana

Homestead NM

Indiana (30 homesteads):
Total acreage: 22,956,800
Total homestead acreage: 1,785
Total percentage: less than 1%

 

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