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Population Density in the United States from 1790 to 2000
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Population Density in the United States from 1790 to 2000


Authors: Killeen Hanson, Peter Shannon, Erik Steiner, and Richard White



These population density surfaces were generated using historic county population information from censuses from 1790 to 2000. The surfaces are based on single points representing population centers within each county.


Data source: Minnesota Population Center. National Historical Geographic Information System. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2009. http://www.nhgis.org/

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