Historical U.S. Metro Area Population Ranking

The history of American cities, based on metropolitan population, is about to be all over your face.  There’s so much here you just have to see it for yourself.  Click the image and enjoy a simple, yet powerful, American history lesson…

HistMetPop[Peakbagger chart via Kelso’s Corner]

3 Responses

  1. damon

    I love ranking graphs. so squiggly!

  2. damon

    it would be interesting to group these by certain characteristics… look at buffalo, minneapolis and… is that louisville KY? they’re almost the same. was that all because of some industry that popped up in those cities and then died?

  3. […] Meanwhile, you can probably follow some of the dots’ comings and goings by cross-referencing this chart of historical U.S. metropolitan area population rankings. […]