- Speaker: Campbell Gibson, Ph. D. (retired in 2006), Senior Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau
- Chair: Mike Fleming
- Date/time: Tuesday, April 2,[masked]:30 - 1:30 p.m.
- Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center; 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. (Metrorail Red Line to Union Station. Enter BLS from First Street, NE).
- Sponsor: WSS Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Point of contact: Campbell Gibson
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Abstract: Graphics developed from decennial census data are presented to show the demographic history of the United States and to show how these data can be used in teaching American history. These data have been underutilized because of the limited availability of historical time series. The following topics are included: population growth and distribution, type of residence (urban- rural and metropolitan-nonmetropolitan), race and Hispanic origin, age and sex structure, households and home ownership, marital status, fertility, education (attendance, literacy, and attainment), internal migration, the foreign-born population and country of birth, labor force, and occupation. An optional quiz is included for those who would like to test their knowledge of historical demographic trends and differentials in the United States.