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Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change

June 10, 2014

The Census Bureau today released two interactive thematic maps on population change.

"These ‘Story Maps’ provide insight on emerging trends in population change across the country,” said Jason Devine of the Census Bureau’s Population Division.


The first map allows data users to explore the difference a decade has made in patterns of population change in metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas across the country. This is possible through swiping between two interactive maps – one covering the 2002-2003 period, the other 2012-2013.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

The second map permits users to determine the extent of population growth in each county between 2012 and 2013, and to quickly identify the primary source of that population change (such as natural increase or net migration).

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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