A Hispanic based organization is making their website easier to use and more interactive for those visiting it. The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has added a tab to their data and resources section known as interactive maps. These maps show the Latino population, share and growth in the nation’s more than 3100 counties for 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2009 and how its size and distribution across counties has changed since 1980.
The interactive maps are easy to understand and even easier to navigate through. There’s a slider on the page that allows you to go through the years and shows the changes and growth over time. This particular map focuses on population share and growth and as example shows and describes the changes. In 1980, the U.S. population of 226.5 million included 14.6 million Hispanics and the population numbers were concentrated in the 47 counties that had atleast 50,000 Hispanic residents. The interactive map shows were they lived, and as you slide the curser from 1980 to 2009 you can see the change. In 2009, the U.S. population of 207 million included 48.3 million Hispanics, and the map provides detailed information on the 10 counties with the largest Hispanic populations.
A report was recently released stating the amount of people living in Puerto Rico was 3.7 million. This number was down from 3.8 million in 2000.
The interactive maps do not include information from the 2010 U.S. Census but information regarding aspects of that report can be found there.
In addition to the interactive maps are updated demographic and economic profiles of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the country’s 50 states and District of Columbia.
To check out these new interactive maps, go to www.pewhispanic.org and click on the Data and Resources tab.
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