National Geographic : 1901 Nov
THE PEOPLE OF States proper is given ii table : Geographical divisions. T otal................ North Atlantic division.... South Atlantic division..... North Central division...... South Central division . ... Western division .......... n the following No. of Japanese. 19oo. 189o. 24,326 2,039 535 247 29 55 349 I17 37 61 23,376 1,559 The Indians also have decreased dur ing the decade, but not nearly as rapidly as has been commonly supposed. There are 6,847 less than in 1890, a loss of only 2.5 per cent. About one half of these Indians are taxed. The census shows an increase in the number of Indians in Alaska of 4,182, but probably the in creased figures are because of the more careful enumeration that was possible. The number of Indians in the United States, exclusive of Alaska, is now somewhat less than a quarter of a million-237,196 as against 248,253 in 1890. In Alaska itself there are 29,536 Indians. DISTRIBUTION OF MALES AND FEMALES The number of men and women throughout the United States was more evenly balanced in 1900 than ten years before. Each of the states of the West ern division shows a larger proportion of females and a smaller proportion of males than in 1890. On the other hand, in the North Atlantic and South Atlan tic divisions, considered as a whole, where ten years ago there was a slightly larger proportion of females, there was in THE UNITED STATES 389 1900 an equal proportion of both sexes. There are eleven states, including the District of Columbia, in which there are more females than males. Each of these states is situated on the Atlantic coast. Massachusetts has the largest majority of females, having 70,398 more women than men. New York has a female ma jority of 39,334 ;* the District of Colum bia, 14,710; North Carolina, 16,456; South Carolina, 10,526, and Georgia, 9,929. Maine, Vermont, and Connecti cut have a majority of the male sex. In Pennsylvania there are 106,967 more males, due principally to the large ele ment of the foreign-born working in the mining districts. In all the states of the North Central, South Central, and Western divisions there is a majority of the males. The largest excess of males is in Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada, in which states the males constitute more than 60 per cent of the entire pop ulation. The negro element is the only ele ment of the population in which there are more females than males, there be ing 54,347 more females of negro de scent than males. It is interesting to note that the native whites of native parents have the largest proportion of males to females-51 per cent males and 49 per cent females. The native whites of foreign parents are very evenly bal anced as to sex. Naturally there is a large excess of males in the foreign-born element, while six sevenths of the Chi nese and two thirds of the Japanese are males. G.H.G. * The excess in this State is confined to na tive whites of native and foreign parentage, the foreign whites, Chinese, Japanese, and In dians showing an excess of males.