Copyright © Hans Högman 2017-04-17

In the diagram, from Emigrantinstitutet in Växjö,
Sweden, we can see the peaks of the emigration
from Sweden to the USA (in red) but also the
returning emigrants (in black). We can also see
when there were times of recession respectively
and times of prosperity both in the USA and
Sweden.
The chart covers the period from 1850 to 1940.

The chart above shows the emigration from Sweden to the USA distributed per Län (region) between 1851 and 1925. The chart
shows the number of people per decade.
The column Code shows the Län code (county code) for respective Län.
Chart Hans Högman 2013.
Note: the space delimiter for thousands, for example 1 084 874 = 1,084,874.
See also Thousands Delimiter
and Map of the Swedish Län
The chart above is ordered by the Län Code which means that is also ordered in geographical order beginning in the Central east coast,
down the east side to the south of Sweden and again north on the west side to Central Sweden. Thereafter follow the Län in
Norrland.
Län next to each other in the chart are thereby also neighboring Län. This is the ordinary way of listing the Län in Sweden.
If we examine the chart above we will find that the decade that tops the emigration from Sweden is the 1880’s when fully 324,000
Swedes emigrated.
From Värmland Län alone fully 28,000 emigrated in the period followed by Älvsborg Län (27,866), Östergötland Län (23,731),
Jönköping Län (23,136), Kalmar Län (22,900), Malmöhus Län (21,974) and Skaraborg Län (21,926).
If we add together the Län in Småland province (Jönköping Län, Kronoberg Län and Kalmar Län) we will get 63,440 people from
Småland, 49,792 from Västergötland province and 40,319 from Skåne province for the 1880’s.
The Län that tops the chart of emigrating Swedes, see below, is Värmland Län with fully 89,000 emigrants during the
emigration period between 1851 and 1925. The Län with the smallest number of emigrants is Uppsala Län with only 6,000 emigrants
in the period.
The province with the highest number of emigrants is Småland (Jönköping Län, Kronoberg Län and Kalmar Län) with a total of
209,000 emigrants.
Map of the Swedish provinces

The emigration was remarkably sensitive to economic fluctuations. Information sent back home about the conditions in the United
States was obviously fast and the signals about the conditions were immediately apprehended. This has of course to do with the
large number of Swedish emigrants in the United States. The many letters sent back home had naturally been in proportion to this.
### Other Countries

The Swedish emigrants not only went to the United States but with 1,200,000 emigrants it was the major country of the Swedish
emigration.

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The charts show the emigration from Sweden to
the USA distributed per Län (region) for the
1870's and the 1880's.
Charts Hans Högman 2013.
Map of the Swedish Län

The Norrland Region was an area that during the first half of the 1800’s had been absorbing the surplus population from the other
parts of Sweden. Sweden has three major regions and Norrland is the northern region and the largest (by area) of the three. The
population of Norrland doubled during the first half of the century. After 1850, this trend was broken at the same time the emigration
from Jämtland Län and Norrbotten Län grew, two of the Län in Norrland. [it is Län both in singular as well as in plural].
See Regions of Sweden and Map of the Swedish Län
Stockholm Län and the Län around Lake Mälaren had the lowest number of emigrants had, like Uppsala, Västmanland and
Södermanland Län. Lake Mälaren is located just west of Stockholm. The larger cities in this area acted as a catchment area for laborers
that been laid off from farming.
It was often they who had migrated to cities that also emigrated from the cities. Rather than returning to farming areas they choose to
emigrate if they had difficulties finding labor and income in the cities.

The chart shows the top Län in the emigration from Sweden to the USA
distributed per Län (region) for the for the entire emigration period 1851
through 1925.
Chart Hans Högman 2013.
Map of the Swedish Län

Copyright © Hans Högman 2017-04-17

In the diagram, from Emigrantinstitutet in Växjö,
Sweden, we can see the peaks of the emigration
from Sweden to the USA (in red) but also the
returning emigrants (in black). We can also see
when there were times of recession respectively and
times of prosperity both in the USA and Sweden.
The chart covers the period from 1850 to 1940.

The chart above shows the emigration from
Sweden to the USA distributed per Län (region)
between 1851 and 1925. The chart shows the
number of people per decade.
The column Code shows the Län code (county code)
for respective Län.
Chart Hans Högman 2013.
Note: the space delimiter for thousands, for example
1 084 874 = 1,084,874.
See also Thousands Delimiter
and Map of the Swedish Län
The chart above is ordered by the Län Code which
means that is also ordered in geographical order
beginning in the Central east coast, down the east
side to the south of Sweden and again north on the
west side to Central Sweden. Thereafter follow the
Län in Norrland.
Län next to each other in the chart are thereby also
neighboring Län. This is the ordinary way of listing
the Län in Sweden.
If we examine the chart above we will find that the
decade that tops the emigration from Sweden is
the 1880’s when fully 324,000 Swedes emigrated.
From Värmland Län alone fully 28,000 emigrated in
the period followed by Älvsborg Län (27,866),
Östergötland Län (23,731), Jönköping Län (23,136),
Kalmar Län (22,900), Malmöhus Län (21,974) and
Skaraborg Län (21,926).
If we add together the Län in Småland province
(Jönköping Län, Kronoberg Län and Kalmar Län) we
will get 63,440 people from Småland, 49,792 from
Västergötland province and 40,319 from Skåne
province for the 1880’s.
The Län that tops the chart of emigrating
Swedes, see below, is Värmland Län with fully
89,000 emigrants during the emigration period
between 1851 and 1925. The Län with the smallest
number of emigrants is Uppsala Län with only 6,000
emigrants in the period.
The province with the highest number of
emigrants is Småland (Jönköping Län, Kronoberg
Län and Kalmar Län) with a total of 209,000
emigrants.
Map of the Swedish provinces

The emigration was remarkably sensitive to economic
fluctuations. Information sent back home about the
conditions in the United States was obviously fast and
the signals about the conditions were immediately
apprehended. This has of course to do with the large
number of Swedish emigrants in the United States.
The many letters sent back home had naturally been
in proportion to this.
### Other Countries

The Swedish emigrants not only went to the United
States but with 1,200,000 emigrants it was the major
country of the Swedish emigration.

The charts show the emigration from Sweden to the
USA distributed per Län (region) for the 1870's and
the 1880's.
Charts Hans Högman 2013.
Map of the Swedish Län

The chart shows the top Län in the emigration from
Sweden to the USA distributed per Län (region) for
the for the entire emigration period 1851 through
1925.
Chart Hans Högman 2013.
Map of the Swedish Län

The Norrland Region was an area that during the
first half of the 1800’s had been absorbing the
surplus population from the other parts of Sweden.
Sweden has three major regions and Norrland is the
northern region and the largest (by area) of the
three. The population of Norrland doubled during
the first half of the century. After 1850, this trend
was broken at the same time the emigration from
Jämtland Län and Norrbotten Län grew, two of the
Län in Norrland. [it is Län both in singular as well as
in plural].
See Regions of Sweden and Map of the Swedish Län
Stockholm Län and the Län around Lake Mälaren
had the lowest number of emigrants had, like
Uppsala, Västmanland and Södermanland Län. Lake
Mälaren is located just west of Stockholm. The larger
cities in this area acted as a catchment area for
laborers that been laid off from farming.
It was often they who had migrated to cities that also
emigrated from the cities. Rather than returning to
farming areas they choose to emigrate if they had
difficulties finding labor and income in the cities.

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