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Population distribution 2000: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Extent: print size: 17 x 18 in, 3.2M, PDF
Description: Shows population density and distribution using dots, each of which represents 50 persons.
Date: July 18, 2001
Subject(s): Demography; Population; Population density
Creator(s): University of Minnesota. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
Publisher: University of Minnesota. Cartography Laboratory
Contact: Nancy Rader, 651-201-2489

The state and metro population dot maps are based on 2000 census data. Dots were plotted within each city or township across the state. Each dot represents 50 people. Within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, and for many cities in greater Minnesota, census block data were used to allow more accurate placement of dots. Some manual adjustments were made to remove dots from lakes, parks, and other known uninhabited areas, or to add dots where rounding errors would have eliminated them. In more sparsely populated areas of the state, dots may summarize a population scattered across a wide geographic area. The maps were produced by the Cartography Laboratory, Geography Department, University of Minnesota. Sponsoring agencies include the University's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the State Demography Center and the Land Management Information Center at Minnesota Planning, and the Metropolitan Council. All sponsoring agencies are distributing the maps. A limited number of flat and folded copies are available for walk-in visitors during normal business hours.

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