US private farmland ownership by race/ethnicity

January 15, 2015

"Of all private U.S.
agricultural land, Whites account
for 96 percent of the owners, 97
percent of the value, and 98 percent
of the acres."
Of the 2% of acres not owned by whites:
"Blacks possess 7.8 million
acres ($14.4 billion), American
Indians 3.4 million private acres
($5.3 billion), and Hispanics nearly
13 million acres ($18 billion)."


Gilbert, Jess, Spencer D. Wood, and Gwen Sharp. "Who owns the land? Agricultural land ownership by race/ethnicity." Rural America 17, no. 4 (2002): 55-62. (pdf).
[verified 4/15/14]

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