Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Infographics: Metropolitan Populations and Income

Here’s one that’s been making the rounds. A site called Peakbagger put together this chart showing historical metropolitan area population ranks for the top 20 metros (click to enlarge):

This clearly shows the relative stability of the top of the top of the hierarchy vs. ranks further down.

The Census Bureau has an interesting interactive graphics tool called Islands of High Income. I was playing with it and set the slider as close to the median income as I could. Here are the counties that exceed it:

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  1. Jon Seisa says:

    …and “WHO KNEW?” that NY will soon drop in ranking to the 4th most populous state in the Union as Florida will overtake NY and rise to 3rd place behind #1 California and #2 Texas, respectfully, before the next 2020 U.S. Census; currently NY leads Florida by a mere 100,000 people, but Florida now has 3 times the growth rate than NY: http://news.yahoo.com/video/whoknew-fastest-growing-states-060000294.html

  2. big mart says:

    Aaron’s map shows that when you say “Detroit,” it means a lot more than the defined city of Detroit/Wayne County. It’s still a powerhouse REGION of engineering and manufacturing expertise and capability … and higher incomes.

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