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"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)." Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor
			

                     THE  NEGROES  OF  XENIA,  OHIO.                          1033

table shows that 16 families, or 3.2 per cent, occupy 1 room; 57, or 11.3
per cent occupy 2 rooms;  130, or 25.9 per cent, 3 rooms; 117, or 23.4
per cent, 4 rooms; 79, or 15.8 per cent, 5 rooms; 48, or 9.6 per cent,
6 rooms;  30, or 6 per cent, 7 rooms;  24, or 4.8 per cent, occupy from
8 to 12 rooms.   Over half of the families lived in dwellings of 3, 4, or
5 rooms.
  The following table shows the tenure of these families:

 FAMILIES OWNING AND RENTING HOMES, BY NUMBER OF ROOMS TO A DWELLING.

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  Of these 501 families 31.8 own their homes.   These  constitute 63.5
per cent of the entire number of families.   The  remaining 36.5 per
cent were renters and not reported.    In Farmville 114 families out of
262, or 43.5 per cent, owned their homes, while 148, or 56.5 per cent,
were renters.   In Sandy Spring 63 out of 165 families  or 38.2 per
cent, owned their homes; 54, or 32.7 per cent, were renters, and 44,
or 26.7 per cent, were farm  hands, "occupying  their houses free of
money rent as an incident to their position  as farnl hands."   Some of
the Xenia homes have descended through three generations.
  The amount of rent paid by the 178 families who rent is shown  in
the following table:

                 RENTS PAID BY FAMILIES, BY SIZE OF DWELLING.

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"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)." Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor

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