The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6 eBook

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Boston University School of Law, organized        1872
Law School of Harvard University, organized       1817


Boston University School of Medicine, organized   1869
Harvard Medical School, organized                 1782
New England Female Medical College, organized     1850
Boston Dental College, organized                  1868
Dental School Harvard College, organized          1867
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, organized      1823


  Massachusetts Agricultural College, organized 1867
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, organized 1861
  Lawrence Scientific School, organized 1848
  Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial
    Science, organized 1868

While Massachusetts is a model state in all her educational interests, we do not forget that there are 75,635 persons in the state who cannot read, and 92,980 persons who cannot write, but of the 990,160 native white persons of ten years and upwards only 6,933 are unable to write, being seven-tenths of one per cent., the lowest ratio of any state.  Arkansas, per cent, being 25.0; Alabama, 24.7; Georgia, 22.9; Kentucky, 22.0; No.  Carolina, 31.0; So.  Carolina, 21.9; Tenn., 27.3; West Virginia, 18.2; Connecticut, 5.5; Illinois, 5.9; New Hampshire 5; Pennsylvania, 6.7; New York, 5.3.

There are 15,416 colored persons in the state, of 10 years and upwards; of this number 2,322 are unable to write, but from 10 to 14 years of age, both inclusive, these being 1,504, but 31 persons are reported as unable to write, or 2.1 per cent.  South Carolina out of a colored population of 75,981 between the same ages, reports 57,072 persons as unable to write or 74.1 per cent.  There are 1,886 colored persons in the state between the ages of 15 and 20, and only 70 are reported as unable to write, or 3.7 per cent.; we find this also the lowest ratio of any state.

South Carolina’s per cent. being 71.9; Alabama, 64.9; Georgia, 76.4; Texas, 69.2; and North Carolina, 68.5.

Her density of population makes it exceedingly convenient for her 52,799 domestic servants to compose notes over neighborly fences.  Her 281,188 dwelling houses house 379,710 families, placing 6.34 persons to the credit of each dwelling, and 4.70 persons to each family.  This density gives her 221.78 persons to a square mile, a far greater ratio than any state except Rhode Island.  This neighborly proximity has its social tendencies, which may account in part for the hospitable amenities which are a rightful part of Massachusetts’ well known loyalty to a higher regard for the purest type of home, a comparative statement of the density of population of a few states.

  State.  Square Miles.  Persons to Square Miles.

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