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State profiles : the population and economy of each U.S. state
Second edition, 2002.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD. : Bernan Press, [2002]

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xiii, 578 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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This resource brings together insightful summary highlights with authoritative statistics from reliable government and private agencies into a convenient, single-volume source of state-level data. Data are presented in a series of individual 10-page profiles for each state and the District of Columbia.

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Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular reference, first published in 1999, provides important enhancements using data from the 2000 census, with greater emphasis on energy and transportation. The compilation reflects meticulous research by acknowledged experts in their fields, who include economist Wendel of the Federal Reserve Board, Sohair M. Abu-Aish of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and Katherine A. DeBrandt, coeditor of County and City Extra: Special Decennial Census Edition. Much of the information included here can be found elsewhere but not in a single volume. Users will discover economic and demographic data for each U.S. state, as well as data on population, demographics, income, energy, travel characteristics, education, and health indicators. Given the emphasis on population growth by age, ethnic, and racial groups, users can also learn why different states are growing at different rates. Introductory paragraphs highlight key features of the charts and tables scattered throughout, while notes and definitions give supplementary sources, such as organizations and web addresses. This useful reference will be of interest to researchers, government policy makers, businesspeople, and retirees seeking a desirable location; health consumers will particularly appreciate the information on birth rates, infant mortality, age-adjusted death rates, leading causes of death, and statistics on health insurance. Compact and user-friendly, this work is highly recommended for all libraries. Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
About the Editorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Using this Bookp. xiii
United Statesp. 1
Rankingsp. 23
Alabamap. 31
Alaskap. 41
Arizonap. 51
Arkansasp. 61
Californiap. 71
Coloradop. 81
Connecticutp. 91
Delawarep. 101
District of Columbiap. 111
Floridap. 121
Georgiap. 131
Hawaiip. 141
Idahop. 151
Illinoisp. 161
Indianap. 171
Iowap. 181
Kansasp. 191
Kentuckyp. 201
Louisianap. 211
Mainep. 221
Marylandp. 231
Massachusettsp. 241
Michiganp. 251
Minnesotap. 261
Mississippip. 271
Missourip. 281
Montanap. 291
Nebraskap. 301
Nevadap. 311
New Hampshirep. 321
New Jerseyp. 331
New Mexicop. 341
New Yorkp. 351
North Carolinap. 361
North Dakotap. 371
Ohiop. 381
Oklahomap. 391
Oregonp. 401
Pennsylvaniap. 411
Rhode Islandp. 421
South Carolinap. 431
South Dakotap. 441
Tennesseep. 451
Texasp. 461
Utahp. 471
Vermontp. 481
Virginiap. 491
Washingtonp. 501
West Virginiap. 511
Wisconsinp. 521
Wyomingp. 531
Notes and Definitionsp. 541
Indexp. 551