HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > City Discussions

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 3:46 PM
brickell's Avatar
brickell brickell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: County of Dade
Posts: 8,433
1940 Census released

And fun times were had by all... Looks like the rise of the Sunbelt.

http://www.census.gov/1940census/
Quote:
On April 2, the National Archives and Records Administration will make individual records from the 1940 Census available to the public for the first time. We invite you to explore our site to see how America has changed since the 1940s. We use compelling links, infographics, and photos to compare the 1940 Census with corresponding information about the 2010 Census. Additionally, be sure to check out our Facts for Features to learn about some of the major innovations in development for the 2020 Census that will control costs and improve efficiency.

src: http://www.census.gov/1940census/194...visualization/
__________________
That's what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 3:47 PM
brickell's Avatar
brickell brickell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: County of Dade
Posts: 8,433
__________________
That's what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:00 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is online now
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Liver & Onions
Posts: 21,441
^love statistical comparisons. Could read these all day.
__________________
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. -Donald Rumsfeld
Didn't you notice on the plane when you started talking, eventually I started reading the vomit bag?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:05 PM
the urban politician the urban politician is online now
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 10,330
Damn, rent at 30 bucks a month, that would rule! Of course, if I were making $956 per year that wouldn't be such a bargain.

At around $80 per month (pretax), a rent of $30 takes quite a chunk out of the paycheck
__________________
If God is your imaginary friend, so be it. But don't try to make him mine.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:23 PM
LeftCoaster's Avatar
LeftCoaster LeftCoaster is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,013
Using nominal figures is just useless.

Otherwise very cool side by side.

One weird thing, why is waste management services included in the same industry bubble as "professional, scientific, management and administrative services"?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:26 PM
JivecitySTL's Avatar
JivecitySTL JivecitySTL is offline
St. Louis. Bitch.
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: St. Louis City
Posts: 7,012
Great stuff. It's cool to know that St. Louis was the largest city in the world BY FAR in 1940.

__________________
You can't spell STYLE without STL.
www.stl-style.com
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:38 PM
brickell's Avatar
brickell brickell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: County of Dade
Posts: 8,433
Top 20 counties for growth counties in the period 1930-1940

Code:
California	Los Angeles	26.1	577151
New York	Queens	20.2	218505
District Of Columbia	District Of Columbia	36.2	176222
Texas	Harris	47.2	169633
New York	Kings	5.4	137884
New York	Bronx	10.2	129453
Michigan	Wayne	6.7	126677
Florida	Miami-Dade	87.3	124784
New York	Nassau	34.2	103695
Illinois	Cook	2	81219
California	San Diego	38	79689
Texas	Dallas	22.4	72873
Missouri	St Louis	29.6	62637
Georgia	Fulton	17.2	57627
Hawaii	Honolulu	27	54809
Florida	Duval	35.1	54640
Maryland	Baltimore City	6.7	54226
New York	Westchester	10.1	52611
California	Kern	63.6	52554
__________________
That's what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Apr 3, 2012, 5:39 PM
brickell's Avatar
brickell brickell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: County of Dade
Posts: 8,433
And another infographic

__________________
That's what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 1:13 AM
novawolverine novawolverine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,906
Very interesting.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 2:03 AM
ChiSoxRox's Avatar
ChiSoxRox ChiSoxRox is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,448
The twenty largest cities in 1940, with areas (square miles) and densities, from the Census Bureau:

Quote:
1 New York city, NY ...... 7,454,995......299.0...... 24,933
2 Chicago city, IL......... 3,396,808......206.7......16,434
3 Philadelphia city, PA.... 1,931,334......127.2......15,183
4 Detroit city, MI......... 1,623,452......137.9......11,773
5 Los Angeles city, CA..... 1,504,277 ......448.3......3,356
6 Cleveland city, OH....... 878,336 ......73.1......12,016
7 Baltimore city, MD....... 859,100......78.7...... 10,916
8 St. Louis city, MO....... 816,048 ......61.0 ......13,378
9 Boston city, MA.......... 770,816 ......46.1...... 16,721
10 Pittsburgh city, PA...... 671,659 ...... 52.1......12,892

11 Washington city, DC...... 663,091 ...... 61.4......10,800
12 San Francisco city, CA... 634,536......44.6......14,227
13 Milwaukee city, WI....... 587,472 ......43.4...... 13,536
14 Buffalo city, NY......... 575,901 ......39.4...... 14,617
15 New Orleans city, LA..... 494,537......199.4 ...... 2,480
16 Minneapolis city, MN..... 492,370 ......53.8...... 9,152
17 Cincinnati city, OH...... 455,610......72.4 ......6,293
18 Newark city, NJ.......... 429,760......23.6......18,210
19 Kansas City city, MO..... 399,178......58.6......6,812
20 Indianapolis city, IN.... 386,972......53.6 ......7,220
Of these twenty cities, six have larger populations in the city limits in 2010 (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Indianapolis).
__________________
Like the pre-war masonry skyscrapers? Then check out my list of the tallest buildings in 1950.

Last edited by ChiSoxRox; Apr 19, 2012 at 1:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:07 AM
Centropolis's Avatar
Centropolis Centropolis is offline
spooky action
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 4,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dralcoffin View Post
The twenty largest cities in 1940, with areas (square miles) and densities, from the Census Bureau:



Of these twenty cities, five have larger populations in the city limits in 2010 (New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Indianapolis).
Well, and of those, KC and Indy (and maybe Milwaukee, dunno) have massively expanded municipal boundaries.
__________________
a lustreless protrusive eye
stares from the protozoic slime
at a perspective of Canaletto
the smoky candle end of time
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:25 AM
ChiSoxRox's Avatar
ChiSoxRox ChiSoxRox is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post
Well, and of those, KC and Indy (and maybe Milwaukee, dunno) have massively expanded municipal boundaries.
Milwaukee does as well, with the city nearly doubling in size (50 to 91 square miles) in the 1950s as it annexed surrounding suburbs. LA in 1940 had a dense urban core but had vast rural areas within its boundaries (especially the San Fernando Valley), so of those twenty, New York City and San Francisco are the only ones that were built out by 1940, but has continued to densify.
__________________
Like the pre-war masonry skyscrapers? Then check out my list of the tallest buildings in 1950.

Last edited by ChiSoxRox; Apr 19, 2012 at 1:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 6:25 PM
brickell's Avatar
brickell brickell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: County of Dade
Posts: 8,433
Ancestry is running a free week of searches for the 1930 and 1940 census. You can actually see the forms that are filled out. Kind of neat. I was able to track down a couple of ancestors.

From 1930
My grandfather lived on Grant street in Wilkes-Barre. He was a coal miner and owned the house.
Another lived in Versaille, Pittsburgh. He was a car salesman.
and another on Beecher St in Pittsburgh. He was a steetcar motorman.

check it out here http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census
__________________
That's what did it in the end. Not the money, not the music, not even the guns. That is my heroic flaw: my excess of civic pride.

Last edited by brickell; Apr 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 6:38 PM
Segun's Avatar
Segun Segun is offline
crackhead shuffle
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Somewhere I'm not 'posed to be
Posts: 5,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dralcoffin View Post
Milwaukee does as well, with the city nearly doubling in size (50 to 91 square miles) in the 1950s as it annexed surrounding suburbs. LA in 1940 had a dense urban core but had vast rural areas within its boundaries (especially the San Fernando Valley), so of those twenty, New York City is the only one that was built out by 1940, but has continued to densify.
You're forgetting San Francisco.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Apr 19, 2012, 1:09 AM
ChiSoxRox's Avatar
ChiSoxRox ChiSoxRox is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Segun View Post
You're forgetting San Francisco.
Whoops. Fixed.
__________________
Like the pre-war masonry skyscrapers? Then check out my list of the tallest buildings in 1950.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > City Discussions
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:12 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.