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A map very similar to this and many others besides are published in the Census Atlas of the United States, worth a look for some beautiful examples of design:

John S.

I agree that the Census Bureau produces some beautiful graphics. On the other hand, what do you make of the following:


It shows something about population change, but it's difficult to interpret. I guess darker colored regions have higher population growth than lighter colored regions, but the use of different colors for metropolitan and micropolitan areas makes for a confusing mess.

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