Demographics of Württemberg

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Statistics for the former Kingdom of Württemberg's four departments (Kreise) appear below:

  • Kreis: Neckar
  • Area: 1286 square miles (3,331 km²)
  • Population in 1900: 745,669
  • Population in 1905: 811,478
  • Population density in 1905: 631/mile² (1,634/km²)
  • Kreis: Black Forest (Schwarzwald)
  • Area: 1848 square miles (4,786 km²)
  • Population in 1900: 509,258
  • Population in 1905: 541,662
  • Population density in 1905: 293/mile² (759/km²)
  • Kreis: Jagst
  • Area: 1985 square miles (5,141 km²)
  • Population in 1900: 400,126
  • Population in 1905: 407,059
  • Population density in 1905: 205/mile² (531/km²)
  • Kreis: Danube (Donau)
  • Area: 2419 square miles (6,265 km²)
  • Population in 1900: 514,427
  • Population in 1905: 541,980
  • Population density in 1905: 223/mile² (578/km²)
  • Totals for Württemberg:
  • Area: 7534 square miles (19,513 km²)
  • Population in 1900: 2,169,480
  • Population in 1905: 2,302,179
  • Population density in 1905: 306/mile² (793/km²)

Settlement density concentrates in the Neckar valley from Esslingen northward.

The mean annual population increase from 1900 to 1905 amounted to 1.22%. 8.5% of the births occurred out of wedlock.

Classified according to religion circa 1905, about 69% of the population professed Protestantism, 30% Roman Catholicism, and about 0.5% Judaism. Protestants largely preponderated in the Neckar district, Roman Catholics in that of the Danube.

The people of the north-west represent Alamannic stock, those of the north-east Franconian, and those of the centre and south Swabian.

In 1910, 506,061 persons worked in the agricultural sector, 432,114 in industrial occupations, and 100,109 in trade and commerce.

The largest towns in the Kingdom of Württemberg included: Stuttgart (with Cannstatt), Ulm, Heilbronn, Esslingen am Neckar, Reutlingen, Ludwigsburg, Göppingen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Tübingen, Tuttlingen and Ravensburg.

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