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in the UNITED STATES: 1989-2001

The Atlas now provides county information for all 50 states.  To see how your state compares to others, click here. If you want to see how counties with greater than 100,000 persons changed between 1989, 1997 and 2001, click on the desired state in the map below.

PLEASE NOTE: We have recently updated the data and modified the format of this site to make it easier to use. Please see What's New for a full description of all our changes.

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For an overview of national statistics, click here.
To view data for your state, select it on the map above or click the link below.
Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming

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