Chart of the Day: Population Growth in Minnesota Counties

Here’s some just-released census data. Scott Shaffer made this lovely chart breaking down population change in Minnesota’s 87 unique and individual counties.

Here you go:


Here’s what Shaffer says about it:

I made a chart showing the relation between the rate of population growth for each county and the population of each county in 2010. Big counties are gaining population, and many small counties are losing population. 

This morning I saw another map about growth around the US, so these trends are part of a larger narrative.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Here’s a link to the Census Bureau’s county-level 2015 estimates for MN:
City-level 2015 estimates will be released in the coming months.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.