Region Focus

Winter 2003

Economic History

Wheels of Change
The Automotive Industry's Sweeping Effects on the Fifth District
By Robert Lacy


Chart: Percent of Farms Reporting Automobiles, Trucks, and Tractors 1920-1940

 192019301940
Virginia
Automobile15.347.143.0
Truck1.310.511.9
Tractor1.25.46.2
North Carolina
Automobile15.544.842.4
Truck0.96.36.9
Tractor0.83.94.3
South Carolina
Automobile15.937.442.8
Truck.084.25.4
Tractor0.62.03.1

SOURCE: Census of Agriculture 1940. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1940.
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