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State profiles : the population and economy of each U.S. state
First edition, 1999.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD. : Bernan Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 469 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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HA203 .S74 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Locate economic and demographic data for each U.S. state standardized state chapters using charts, tables and interpretive text.Population, income, employment, earnings by industry, education, exports and government finances are the topics covered. The standardized format facilitates easy comparisons of data among the states. Comparable national and regional data also are included.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Compiled from data collected by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census, and other U.S. government and state sources, this book provides statistical information and analysis of trends on the economies and population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nicely laid out, with graphics and an easy-to-read typeface, the volume consists primarily of eight-page chapters arranged alphabetically by state. Each chapter surveys population, income, economy, housing, education, and government, with text analyzing the accompanying statistical tables and graphs. In addition, an introductory overview section describes general population and economic trends throughout the U.S. This is followed by tables of state rankings. The volume concludes with a notes and definitions section, providing detailed summaries of the statistical sources and a usefully arranged geographical index. Although Gale State Rankings Reporter (2d ed., Gale, 1996) provides more specific comparative data (crime, marital status, etc.), this work is unique in offering a narrative analysis of state population and economic trends in addition to statistical tables. An excellent statistical source for large public and academic libraries.

Choice Review

For this excellent addition to the "US Databook Series" (1996- ), the editors rely mostly on federal data sources to provide a concise analysis of the population and economic trends for the US and its 50 states and the District of Columbia for the period 1990-97. Text, tables, and figures are used throughout to convey highly usable information for each state in eight-page chapters. The work follows a standardized design of nine topics, beginning with an overview highlighting key aspects of each state's economic and demographic structure and summarizing important trends. For example, one can quickly determine that Colorado ranks fifth in US population growth. The data are also compared against national averages and norms. The US profile, which resembles the state profiles, contains numerous ranking tables allowing readers to find a state's position in population growth, income and poverty, employment, health and education, and manufacturing. This compendium is ideal for anybody thinking of relocating; families can immediately determine a state's health insurance coverage, per pupil expenditure, and housing supply. A section of data sources supplies URLs for more timely information and an index. Highly recommended for public, school, and academic libraries. P. P. Philbin; University of Vermont