Saturday, March 18, 2017

50 Largest Cities 1880, 1850

Below is a graph of the largest cities in America from census reports. 1880 is in the left hand column and 1850 is the right. Charleston, SC is highlighted showing it's decline from 1850 to 1880.

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  1. This is really interesting. I'm working on a USA Word Find book, and one of the sections in the Top 10 Cities by Population Size. I think the latest records were for 2015, but here's the list.
    New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose.

    1. They are some fun stats with regard to Los Angeles in 1850 it was there and had been for a while but it was 1850 when California became a state.