Animated Data Visualization of U.S. Population Growth Makes Americans Look Like a Virus

A moderator over at the DataArt subrebbit put together this data visualization of U.S. population growth from 1790 to 2010:

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I couldn’t help but notice it looks like an animation of a virus spreading. Of course, that’s probably (and in some cases literally) what it felt like to the Native Americans. It should be noted that the visualization does not show indigenous populations of any of the regions.

The creator’s data sources are listed here.

Source: core77

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