Profile America: One America Coast-to-Coast

Thursday, July 12th. A romantic but controversial period of American history ended, semiofficially, on this date 125 years ago. In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner delivered an academic paper in Chicago based on 1890 Census data. He noted that migration from the East, the building of railroads, and hundreds of new towns had combined to forge a single nation from coast-to-coast.

The 2010 Census showed that the West is still a magnet for growth. Between 2000 and 2010, Nevada was the fastest growing state at 35 percent. Other states that grew more than 20 percent were Utah, Texas, Idaho, and Arizona. The nation as a whole grew 9.7 percent.

You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey.

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