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Since the U.S. Census Bureau first published a map of the continental U.S. in 1854, the agency has employed the latest technology and experts in the fields of geography and cartography to visually display census data. More information about cartography at the Census Bureau can be found in the Notable Maps, How We Map, and Statistical Atlases sections of this website.

In this section, we present useful maps to help illustrate census data in your lesson plans. Included are state maps from Census 2000, population distribution maps from 1790 to 2000, and links to more Census Bureau maps and geographic information.

2011 population density map

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: September 24, 2015