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USA: 1940 census graphics show dramatic change in education, economy

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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1940 census shows how much the USA has changed since 1940


Back then, the U.S. population was concentrated largely in the northeast, with New York and Pennsylvania as the most populous states.

Seventy years later, the balance has shifted to the sunbelt, with California and Texas now having the biggest populations.

Since 1940, when nine out of 10 Americans were white, the nation has become considerably more racially and ethnically diverse, with close to 28 percent of the population made up of minority groups.

About 3 percent of Americans describe themselves as multiracial, a distinction that was negligible in the 1940 tally.

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We're also considerably better educatedwith about 28 percent of the population possessing bachelor's degrees, compared to just 5 percent in 1940.

A lot of us are working at different jobs than our parents or grandparents did. Manufacturing and agriculture, which were the big employers back then, have shrunk and been supplanted by opportunities in education, health care and service industries.

Living conditions tend to be nicer, too. In 1940, nearly 80 percent of people who lived in rural communities or on farms had outhouses, and fewer than 18 percent had running water.

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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My dad, who was born in1945, lived in a rural area of the Appalachian Mountains. He remembers being 5 or 6 when electricity made it to their area. He said everyone laughed at them for getting electricity, bc it was just a passing fad.

My dad tells this story a lot. Also about having to walk two miles to school. Every day. Uphill both ways.

Whenever he starts to tell this story, I remind him how I begged for three years to get a computer, but they were just a fad, acc to my dad. Finally bought my own when I moved out. They bought a computer the next year.

Wonder what the census will look like in a half century?



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Maybe this belongs in the education forum?

It's a good post though, thank you.

Don't know what to say really except that I think it's a shame that agriculture isn't even in the top 5 industries anymore as opposed to being number two 72 years ago.




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Don't know what to say really except that I think it's a shame that agriculture isn't even in the top 5 industries anymore as opposed to being number two 72 years ago.



I found the drop in people employed in industry surprising, down from 23% to 10%.

Apparently the big trend has been automation. And outsourcing of course.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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We moved from manufacturing (wealth production) to healthcare and education (wealth consumption) and Agriculture (wealth production) to "management" (wealth consumption)

I think I see why the country is in such a sad state.. and I believe this details why the Dollar has collapsed as far as it has, and why the Middle Class is poorer than it has been in decades..

Interestingly with race, due to influx of "Hispanics and Latinos" has resulted in a larger ethnic diversity but has kept the racial diversity relatively the same (since most Hispanic immigrants are of Spanish decent). Hispanic, literally meaning "Of Hispania" which is peoples from the Iberian Peninsula, ie, Spain.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
My dad, who was born in1945, lived in a rural area of the Appalachian Mountains. He remembers being 5 or 6 when electricity made it to their area. He said everyone laughed at them for getting electricity, bc it was just a passing fad.

My dad tells this story a lot. Also about having to walk two miles to school. Every day. Uphill both ways.

Whenever he starts to tell this story, I remind him how I begged for three years to get a computer, but they were just a fad, acc to my dad. Finally bought my own when I moved out. They bought a computer the next year.

Wonder what the census will look like in a half century?


hya

cant find source now but im sure
Abraham Lincoln walked 15 miles a day to school
my foster dad (back in the 80s) was a rear gunner in a halifax in ww2
he was brought up on a farm in the 20s
he used to ride his pony 5 miles a day to school
(even b4 school he had to do chores eg clean the pigs out..)
and we moan for even less lol
hahaha i had to beg him for a c64 lol
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Don't forget they had to walk the two miles in bare feet and in 5 feet of snow too


But thanks for posting this op,it's quite interesting to see how much the country has changed since then.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl

My dad tells this story a lot. Also about having to walk two miles to school. Every day. Uphill both ways.


Im so confused by that

off topic i know



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3

Originally posted by smyleegrl

My dad tells this story a lot. Also about having to walk two miles to school. Every day. Uphill both ways.


Im so confused by that

off topic i know


i think smyleegirl is trying say
MY god how things have changed in such a short period
here in britain, the records wont mean anything in 10 yrs from now
illegal immigrants going of the radar daily
how do you account for them?
well lets us guess cos thats what our gov is good for...stats



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3

Originally posted by smyleegrl

My dad tells this story a lot. Also about having to walk two miles to school. Every day. Uphill both ways.


Im so confused by that

off topic i know


Sorry for the confusion.

I told the story of my dad b/c I think how everything has changed so dramatically.

When he was young, electricity was considered a passing fad. Yet now we freak if the power is off for any length of time.

I wonder what marvelous inventions we will see in our lifetime.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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they all died of with tesla and the thiefs
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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I am a little gob-smacked that they release 1940 census figures.

In England and Ireland it has to be 100 years before any data is released so that so one will be alive who was in the census (or one one or two!)



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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You must take in consideration that we are talking in percentages (the numbers have increased both in population as in people on the task) but there are factors that promotes not having a match for the percentile. Industry has evolved, economy of scale, the adoption of construction in series, robotics and general interconnection of the world...

It does not add more to the discussion that is favorite in the US of America about exporting manufacturing jobs. You caused that issue to not only yourselves but to other when promoting a WTO that does not respect human and labor rights in change for simpler monetary gains.

It is also important to note that even if no one can negate that losing "some" manufacturing capabilities can indeed affect a nation independence most people would like to move from industrial agriculture and specially heavy industries to services given the chance and the bonus we see every day about the banking system makes anyone wish to have a finger in the pie...



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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hya
us brits were starting to even out, wen bloody gray faced major was off the scenes(so we thought)
then his blairness came along and feked everything up
that puppet has paved the way to the downfall of the e.u....which was set up like the geneva...
blair your highness answer me this
WHY DID YOU BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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Mostly outsourcing.
Most manufacturing seems to have left the US...but I guess it depends who you ask.

Living in Michigan...I can tell you that this state is a shell of what it once was.
Between the loss of jobs and wealth distribution due to plummeting housing values and population flight.....not a good place to be....adn I wonde how it is in other former manufacturing states.



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