Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Demographic Trends: A History

Are you yearning for beautiful and insightful graphic representations of long-term demographic trends in the United States? If so, then is the site for you. Demographic Chartbook was created by Campbell Gibson, who has a resume packed with three decades of work for the Census Bureau--and it shows. His visualizations of census data from 1790 through 2000 give you an instant feel for trends in demographic topics ranging  from age distributions to metropolitan populations, households, homeownership, fertility rates, educational attainment, language, and more. An Appendix provides data by state. Examine the Chartbook online or, after registering, download individual chapters or the entire labor of love onto your computer. This is a great resource for historians and educators.

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