Archive for Category: "Growth"

Interactive population maps from Census Bureau

Interactive population maps from Census Bureau

It’s hardly news that the West’s population is booming, but which counties in region are growing fastest? How has the demographic profile of Western states been changing? The U.S. Census Bureau offers up some great interactive maps that depict population changes between 2000 and 2010. These maps, which you can embed in websites and blogs, […]

Satellite animation of Las Vegas sprawl

Satellite animation of Las Vegas sprawl

Until the housing bust, Las Vegas was one of America’s fastest growing cities and NASA’s Landsat satellites have been recording the area’s growth for decades. This video shows the city’s expansion from 1972 to 2010. The dark red areas are open space, mostly golf courses and parks.