Population Change by State from 2000 to 2010

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.

Top 3 States with Largest Population Changes by State
Texas +4,293,741 Puerto Rico -82,821
California +3,382,308 Michigan -54,804
Florida +2,818,932 Rhode Island 4,248


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.

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2 Responses to Population Change by State from 2000 to 2010

  1. Michael W Cristiani January 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Hello, Kristen.

    Thanks for this viz. There are plenty of uses of Tableau in planning profession. Starting with your work here, here is a jazzed up version, using some Tableau 6.0 features:


    In the mean time, as always

    Peace and All Good!

  2. Kristen Carney February 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Hey Michael,
    Thanks for taking the time to build out a visualization using Tableau 6! This was my first foray into Tableau, and I was impressed in that I was able to produce a basic visualization so quickly. Good to get an expert take on it.


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