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Image description: The size and overall distribution of the U.S. population has changed over time, as some states – especially those in the South and West – have grown faster than others. This series of cartograms shows the distribution of the population in 1890, 1950, and 2010. A cartogram is a map that represents the size of geographic units by a statistic such as population count instead of by actual land area. In each cartogram shown here, one square represents 50,000 people.
From the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Visualization Gallery.

Image description: The size and overall distribution of the U.S. population has changed over time, as some states – especially those in the South and West – have grown faster than others. This series of cartograms shows the distribution of the population in 1890, 1950, and 2010. A cartogram is a map that represents the size of geographic units by a statistic such as population count instead of by actual land area. In each cartogram shown here, one square represents 50,000 people.

From the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Visualization Gallery.