“Yet I can remember when people throughout the world were intensely interested in the future, and convinced that it would change their lives for the better. In the years after the Second World War, the future was the air that everyone breathed. Looking back, we can see that the blueprint of the world we inhabit today was then being drawn—television and the consumer society, computers, jet travel and the newest wonder drugs transformed our lives and gave us a powerful sense of what the 20th century could do for us once we freed ourselves from war and economic depression. In many ways, we all became Americans.” –J. G. Ballard
Data provided by U.S. Census Bureau.
-Population Density: Includes Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in population density rankings, 1 to 52.
-Apportionment: Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 seats in the House of -Representatives among the 50 states. Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are not included.
-Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood in 1959. Arizona and New Mexico gained statehood in 1912. For apportionment, data before those periods are not reflected on the map.
-Congress did not reapportion in 1920. Therefore, the apportionment data shown for this decade replicates the data for 1910. There is no data reflected for the apportionment population in the 1920 “people per representative” chart.