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The U.S. Economy in Maps (Updated)

Dec 18, 2014

Consider this a fun section on the U.S. economy.

A series of maps provides readers with insight into the nation’s social framework and key regional trends.

Three industries are especially highlighted: 1) the booming energy sector; 2) the thriving high-tech industry; and 3) possibly resurgent manufacturing.

And you can’t examine the latter without taking into account motor vehicle production.  

Since much of construction activity is driven by demographic factors, there’s also a quick synopsis of the nation’s age structure, which can then play a role in median income levels.

Aging baby boomers are more concentrated in well-established areas, while young adults are moving to where there skills are most needed, in high-tech and resource development.

Be sure to check back here from time to time, as these maps will be updated and new ones added.


One in three Americans lives in one of only four states The top 10 U.S. oil producing states Top 10 U.S. states by manufacturing employment States with motor vehicle assembly plants States with the most IT firms U.S. median household income Median age of the population in U.S. states, census year 2010 States with the fastest and slowest population growth, 2010 to 2013 The 20 U.S. large cities with the fastest population growths, 2010 to 2013 US Deepwater Ports


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