These Us Population datasets were obtained from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 US Census. They can be used to examine and analyse US population and population density. US Population datasets can also be used in conjunction with eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate population levels across the US. Reports can be generated which examine population and population density levels within the US at the State, County, CSA, MSA and ZCTA geographical levels.
In addition to analysing the population data on it’s own, you can link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. Population levels across the US can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data.
Below is an example of a simple US Population report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate the type of population data that you have access to within eSpatial.
Description of Map
A simple report was created using eSpatial mapping software and the Population (State) dataset it provides. This report examines population and population density levels across US states. States are colored and categorized according to their population.
The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. South Dakota) are the least populated. Less than 1.5 million people live in these states. It is also apparent that the red colored states (e.g. Florida) are the most populated states with more than 7 million people living in these. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the populations in the light orange (e.g. Idaho), orange (e.g. Louisiana) and dark orange (e.g. Missouri) colored states lie somewhere between 1.5 million and 7 million people respectively.
Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Population Density per Sq Mile to see these values mapped in relation to US states). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort descending on Population Density per Sq Mile to see the most densely populated state). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values which is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on Population so that states with populations between 1 and 2 million are only displayed on the map).