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PART III.-SLAUGHTERING AND MEAT PACKING IN KANSAS CITY, KANS.
The significance of Kansas City, Kans., as a slaughtering and meat-packing center
Households studied-Members of households for whom detailed information was secured-Employees for whom information was secured-[Text Tables 192 to 196 and General Tables 110 to 112].
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF KANSAS CITY, KANS., AS A SLAUGHTERING AND
The value of the output of the slaughtering and meat-packing industry at Kansas City, Kans., in 1905 was $88,446,141. This figure represents 9.7 per cent of the total value of slaughtering and meat-packing products for the United States.
In Kansas City, slaughtering and meat packing is not only the principal industry, but the only industry of importance. The returns of the United States Bureau of the Census show that in 1905 the value of the slaughtering and meat-packing products constituted 91.7 per cent of the value of all local manufactures. There were in the city at the time specified 8 establishments, and the total capital invested was $22,023,974. The expenditure for raw materials during the year was $78,367,026. Of the 8,637 wageearners reported by the census, 7,650, or 88.6 per cent, were men 16 years of age or over; 678, or 7.8 per cent, were women 16 years of age or over; and 309 were children under 16. At the last census of population for which the returns are available, that of 1900, Kansas City, Kans., had 51,418 inhabitants. While there may very proba
.. bly have been an increase in population in the five years that followed, it is evident that in 1905 a very considerable proportion of all the inhabitants of working age were employed in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry. In 1905 the total sum paid to the employees of the industry in wages was $4,465,340.
In the course of the study of the industry in Kansas City detailed information was secured for 7,023 employees, and 341 selected households the heads of which were employed in the slaughtering and meat-packing industry were studied in detail. The table next presented shows the households studied, according to general nativity and race of head of household.