Increasing Urbanization

Population Distribution by City Size, 1790 to 1890



The number and size of cities increased dramatically between 1790 and 1890 as the country's population grew and became increasingly urban. By 1890, people living in cities of 100,000 or more made up a larger proportion of all urban dwellers. This reflected a shift from a rural, agrarian society to one focused on industrial production, especially in the Northeast and around the Great Lakes.

Creator US Census Bureau
Contributor US Census Bureau
Resource Type Analysis or Visualization Tool
Language English
Education Level Higher Ed
Interactivity Type Active
Interactivity Level High
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Audience Educator

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