Seeing The Numbers

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Each Thursday in June, we take a look inside the new Census Atlas of the United States, the first of its kind in almost 100 years. Marc Perry, Chief of the Population Distribution Branch at the Census, helps guide us through some of the maps and trends.

Slideshow: See The Maps Discussed on Today's Show


Marc Perry

Comments [14]

Julia Willebrand from Upper Wstside Manhattan

Re: the downside of the proposal for HIV- testing in the Bronx.

Given the status of health insurance in the US i.e, private for-profit insurance, many people will or should be leary of having public health records of their HIV status. Since there is no law preventing "for-profit insurance Corp's from denying coverage on pre-existing condidtions.

The lack of a national single payer insurance program should always be a factor included in a discussion of a test all program.

Jun. 27 2008 11:28 AM
hjs from 11211

$5.00 gas

Jun. 05 2008 04:24 PM
hjs from 11211

i certainly do not. the world's rich people live in NYC for a reason. i don't know of these masses of people on "public handout." i know a lot of hard working people. i'm talking about the NYPL, museums, broadway, parks, NYPD, subways among other things that make the city hum.

you can have the sprawl and the $5.00. i'll take the city any day.

Jun. 05 2008 04:19 PM
Maria from Brooklyn

hjs, lol. if by services and culture you mean masses of people on some type of public handout or employment, then I guess I cant argue with you.

Jun. 05 2008 12:44 PM
hjs from 11211

and the reason i would live no where else: the services and culture that those investments yield.

Jun. 05 2008 11:19 AM
mark from Washington Heights

The arrow charts of in and out migration, keyed to volume, is a direct decendent of the 1869 map of Bonaparte's 1812 invasion of Russia. It connects numbers of soldiers on the way in and out and temperatures along the way. It is the Minard map and was, and still is, a wonder of convergence of information.

Jun. 05 2008 11:16 AM
Helen from Manhattan

These maps --and the segment--are great. Definitely warrants more time. Look foward to the following Thursdays.

Jun. 05 2008 11:10 AM
Maria from Brooklyn

The primary reason for people leaving states like NY, NJ, CA in droves are the insane levels of taxation vs the other states.

Jun. 05 2008 11:04 AM
Arthur from Metuchen, NJ

Love the idea of enhancing the interview with visual images. Keep up the good work.

Jun. 05 2008 11:01 AM
Ashley from NYC

DO you count Puerto Rico, Guam, etc as foregin born?

Jun. 05 2008 10:56 AM
darius from brooklyn

on slide 4 the 1995-2000 migration flows *to* CA from NY... the only exception

Jun. 05 2008 10:55 AM
Phoebe from NJ

Interesting interview... particulary enhanced with the maps.

Jun. 05 2008 10:53 AM
John B from Inwood

Will this be an item sent to Federal Depository Libraries?

Jun. 05 2008 10:52 AM
scnex from harlem

the indian or native territory you talk about is a joke. millions of native were murdered by these settlers that you call humans...

Jun. 05 2008 10:51 AM

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