Demography

The rise and fall of America's biggest cities in one map

Mapping the population changes across the United States between 1790 and 2017 shows not only the rise and fall of major American cities, but also how uneven the most recent urban revitalization has been.

Our thought bubble: Regions are competing fiercely for the jobs and talent to fuel economic survival in the era of automation. But the uncertainty around that growth complicates long-term infrastructure investment decisions.

Immigrants are driving growth in U.S. cities

Adapted from an Economic Innovation Group chart; Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals