Which States Experienced Large Population Changes from 2000 to 2010?
Check out the interactive infographic below that shows population change by states for the entire US. Try clicking on the sort button (bottom middle of the infographic).
In Actual Values, Please
According to Census 2010 data, the top 3 states with the largest population gaines are Texas, California, and Florida. The top 3 states with the smallest population gaines or losses are Puerto Rico, Michigan and Rhode Island.
Want to get the raw Census 2000 and 2010 population change by state data? Click on the download button at the bottom of the infographic above.
You, too, Can Create Infographics to Display Your Data
I was reading How to become a data visualization ninja with 3 free tools for non-programmers on the Fell In Love with Data blog. The blogger recommended Tableau Public to create interactive displays of data. I used this free software to create the above infographic. I did feel a little overwhelmed by all of the Tableau options, but in the end, I was able to produce an infographic in less than an hour to display the trend that I wanted to show: namely, population change by state from 2000 to 2010. All in all, Tableau Public seems to be worth exploring further.