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Census count finds decreasing white population in 15 states

Census count finds decreasing white population in 15 states | Hum Geo | Scoop.it
Non-Hispanic whites make up a dwindling share of the nation’s population, as their numbers drop in the Northeast and Midwest and grow slowly in the South and West.

 

A while back we looked at the changing demographics of black America, now it's time to look at the changes in white America. Why is this happening? What economic, cultural, demographic and political factors contribute to this pattern? What push factors and pull factors are at work?

 

Also, look at the interactive graphic, with mappable census data from the last 30 years, aggregated at the county level, or even block level. Link at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/census/2010/


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Cartograms of State Populations in 1890, 1950, and 2010

Cartograms of State Populations in 1890, 1950, and 2010 | Hum Geo | Scoop.it

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 below, one square represents 50,000 people.

 

SOURCE: Census 2010 tables showing historical populations for states based on current boundaries.

 

NOTE: Population counts for 1890 do not include "Indians not taxed." The number of squares per state was calculated by dividing the state population by 50,000 and then rounding to the nearest whole number.


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New Trailer for "Two Million Minutes"

"This trailer shows the first 3 minutes of the actual film Two Million Minutes." Recommended by an APHG teacher. 


This film shows the lives of high school students in India, China and the US and how globalization is impacting them and education. 


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Haley 's comment, August 29, 2011 8:18 AM
Please let me know if you would like resources for this film. I have a few. forsythh@pcsb.org
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Animated U. S. Population Pyramid (1950-2010)

Animated U. S. Population Pyramid (1950-2010) | Hum Geo | Scoop.it

This is a simple, yet incredibly powerful graphic that helps to show the changing nature of population structure as a country moved to a different stage in the demographic transition (the link takes you to the animated version).  


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Raven Blair's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:19 AM

This population pyramid of the United States in 1976 show that there were many younger people there are under 25. The largest percent of the people, by age separation, are around the age of 10-15, which could be a result of the Baby Boom in 1964. Eventually, our population pyramid may become upside-down because as the larger population groups move up the pyramid based on their age, they start to have less children, which means a smaller base. 

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PBS video: Last Train Home

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration.

 

The cultural importance to New Year's and the massive migratory shift is an incredible topic worth looking at.  The full video is online only until Oct 27th. 


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BandKids13-14's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:15 AM

This happens every spring. Most people don't even get to visit their family, but they risk their lives in the chaos of the world's largest human migration to spend Chiniese new year with them. Life is pointless of they can't spend new years with thier family. They are just trying to help out their family by getting a "decent" paying job. And the most important time in China they don't even get to spend with their families. ~Jessica  

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How Someone Could Become President With Only 22 Percent Of The Popular Vote

Does your vote really count? Depends on which state you live in.

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