May 27, 2017

Featured Source: States & Territories in Population

Rank of Territories and States in Population at Each Census: 1790-1890

United States Department of the interior, Census office. “Rank of Territories and States in Population at Each Census: 1790-1890.” from “Statistical atlas of the United States, based upon the results of the eleventh census.” 1898. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

Review the complete document: “Statistical atlas of the United States, based upon the results of the eleventh census” H/T to educator extraordinaire, Cheryl Davis, aka @digitalteacher

Which state had the biggest population growth according to this chart?

Which region (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest) had the biggest population gains during these 100 years?

What other trend(s) can identify from this chart?

What other observations, reflections or questions do these sources inspire? Let us know!

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