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1. Value of property in North Carolina, 1903
  Amount Percent of total
White property $332,978,471.00 76.8
Colored property $14,852,811.00 3.4
Railroads, etc. $85,856,527.00 19.8
Total $433,687,809.50 100.0
2. North Carolina population, 1900
  Population Percent of total
White 1,263,603 66.7
Colored 630,207 33.3
Total 1,893,810 100.0
3. Facts about colored public schools, 1904–05
Rural. City. Total.
Colored school population 192,720 34,256 226,976
School enrollment 132,363 16,458 148,821
Average daily attendance 73,958 9,432 83,390
Percentage of enrollment in daily attendance .56 .57 .56
Percentage of school population enrolled .68 .48 .65
Average number of children enrolled with each teacher. 54 61 55
Teachers employed 2,413 269 2,682
Percentage of teachers women 60.9 72.9 62.1
School term in days 80 159 82
Average monthly salary of teachers $22.20 $31.40 $25.62
Average annual amount paid each teacher $89.08 $248.85 $105.10
Salary per school day $1.11 $1.57 $1.28
Salary per week while employed $5.55 $7.85 $6.41
Salary per week (52 weeks) $2.41 $6.57 $2.85
Total amount paid teachers $214,951.91 $66,940.69 $281,892.60
Total amount spent for buildings $17,825.64 $4,677.58 $22,503.22
Total expenditures for colored schools $232,777.55 $71,618.27 $304,395.82
Percentage of total expenditures spent for colored schools. 16.3 13.5 15.5
Percentage of total school population colored 31.7 38.3 32.5
Spent for each child enrolled $1.76 $4.35 $2.05
Spent for each child in daily attendance $3.14 $7.59 $3.65
Number of schools 2,284 52 2,336
Schools having only one teacher 2,168 2 2,170
Schools having two or more teachers 116 50 166
Average area covered by each rural school 21.3 sq. m.
School-houses 2,198 63 2,261
Log houses 293 293
Value of school property $273,368.00 $197,438.00 $470,806.00
Average value of each house $124.37 $3,133.93 $208.23
4. Increase in property values by races, 1891–1904
Year. Total Assessed Value of all Property. Railroads, Telegraph, etc. White Property. Colored Property.
1891 $262,796,816 $16,668,802 $234,109,568 $8,018,446
1901 $342,222,009 $58,780,200 $271,981,493 $11,460,316
Increase ten years $79,425,193 $42,111,398 $37,871,925 $3,441,870
Percentage increase ten years. 30.2 252.6 16.1 42.9
1904 $442,418,677 $87,022,746 $339,969,769 $15,426,162
Increase three years $100,196,668 $28,242,546 $67,988,276 $3,965,846
Percentage increase three years. 29.2 48.0 24.9 34.6
1903 $433,687,809 $85,856,527 $332,978,471 $14,852,811
Increase one year $8,730,868 $1,166,219 $6,991,298 $573,351
Percentage increase one year. 2.0 1.3 2.1 3.8