Population Change in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2000-2010

Posted on March 7th, 2012 by

This map reveals a wealth of stories. Explosive growth in places like Austin, TX, Boise, ID, Charlotte, NC, Las Vegas, NV, McAllen, TX, Raleigh, NC, and Riverside, CA shifted the center of population southward. Deindustrialization led to actual numerical decline in Buffalo, Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toledo, and Youngstown. Hurricane Katrina reinforced the ongoing pattern of decline in New Orleans. In the Midwest, Minneapolis-St. Paul grew at a respectable rate, while Des Moines, Madison, and Omaha grew even faster.

Population Change in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2000-2010

 


One Comment

  1. The Cartographer says:

    Nice map–but the use of varied colors on the graduated symbol legend could confuse someone new to such maps. Alaska?