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  • The U.S. population grew 9.7% to 308.7 million during the last decade. Use this map to track where people moved and how racial and ethnic populations
  • changed. Click the map's iReport icon to see how people live in different places.

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  • Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Investigative Reporters & Editors; CNN and iReport. Powered By: MapLarge
  • Credits: Wes Gonzales, Jamie Gumbrecht, Curt Merrill, Steve Schattenberg, Manav Tanneeru

About the data

  • • Population change data reflects the 10-year time period from 2000 through 2010.
  • • Population density data is rounded to the nearest tenth of a person.
  • • Race data includes white, black, Asian, Native American and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations. It does not includes Hispanics.
  • • Hispanic data includes Hispanics of any race.
  • • "Other" includes census categories "some other race" and "two or more races."
  • • "Some other race" includes all other responses not included in the white, black, Asian, Native American and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander categories.
  • • Written-in entries such as multiracial, mixed, interracial, or a Hispanic or Latino group -- for example, Mexican or Puerto Rican -- are included in the "some other race" category.
  • • The poverty data is from the U.S. Census Bureau report "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010"
  • • Poverty change data reflects the 10-year time period from 2000 through 2010.
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