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Old 03-23-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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I just can't imagine a 4 hour round-trip commute being fun.
That happens when you want DC, but you can't afford DC prices, unless you're willing to live in a rough, rough part of DC. And that's the appeal of the WV eastern panhandle.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Today is the last day of maps, and to get things started, here is Maine...

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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New York:

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Puerto Rico:

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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This is the United States as a whole... finally, at the same scale:

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Old 03-24-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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...and the final map - the wards of Washington, DC:



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Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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That United States map is really telling. Regardless of region, rural areas are declining, especially in the Great Plains and Deep South. Rust Belt cities continue to lose population, Sunbelt cities are growing like wildfire, Upper Midwest, East Coast and Northern West cities are showing steady growth. Outer suburbs are continuing to boom, even as young singles flock to the cities.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Much of the rural Midwest/Great Plains peaked in population as early as the 1920's (1910 in some cases), and has been holding steady or slowly depopulating ever since. Many counties took a sharp dive during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930's, and never rebounded.

One more note - there are still four more US Census-tabulated areas yet to have detailed information released: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.

These areas aren't treated the same as the 50 states + DC + Puerto Rico in terms of data releases and maps, but if population change maps are released for any of those areas, I will also add them here.

For example, Guam is divided administratively into 19 "municipalities," and their population is released every 10 years. It should be possible to make a map of that fairly easily.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Thanks for keeping this thread updated!
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Interesting note about the GP states is how the rural areas here are seeing the biggest declines, but every GP state is just below the national average growth rate. Many cities in the Great Plains are growing above the national rate.
KC by 10.7%
Omaha, NE by 12.8%
Lincoln, NE by 13.3%
Des Moines, IA by 18.33%
Iowa City, IA by 15.88%
Cedar Rapids, IA by 8.7%
Ames, IA by 11.95%
Manhattan, KS by 16.6%
Lawrence, KS by 13.84%
Wichita, KS by 11.1%
Souix Falls, SD by 18%
Rapid City, SD by 10.7%
Fargo, ND 16.5%
Oklahoma City, OK 13.9%
Tulsa, OK by 8.8%
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