GLOBAL POPULATION & Two #InfoGraphics that visualize the world’s population

by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalization, 4/2/19.

Visualizing the world’s population

Today’s data visualization comes to us from, a fantastic resource for data on global population numbers.

It allows us to see the location of the world’s 7.5 billion people by resizing countries based on their populations and then coloring and organizing them by region.

This simple application of data visualization makes it more intuitive to comprehend where people live around the globe, as well as how different countries compare in size.

A final look at global population

This isn’t the first time we’ve shown you a data visualization that organizes the global population – here’s one we previously published that shows each country in a bubble chart:

While this uses slightly older data, it is still interesting to see how data visualization can help us understand a complex and wide-ranging set of data that is relevant to everyday life.

POPULATION & Hans Rosling video on how only social advancement can stem uncontrolled global population growth

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Uncontrolled population growth is a factor in human survival. But rather than birth control, popular scientist/presenter Hans Rosling points to economic assistance to poorer segments as the only lasting solution to over population.”

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CHURCH PLANTING & Migration Patterns by Education Levels in the 20 Largest U.S. Metros

The chart below breaks out the net migration patterns by education levels in the 20 largest U.S. metros.
by ZARA MATHESON, Pew Research Center

The chart shows the very different patterns of migration occurring across America’s metros. Keep in mind that many of the country’s biggest metros are still gaining overall population, as immigrants continue to flow into places like New York and Los Angeles. But these places are seeing a net loss of Americans of all education levels.

The metros that are attracting educated workers include knowledge and tech hubs like San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, and Denver, and also Sunbelt metros like Phoenix, Charlotte, and Miami.

When we look at just those with professional and graduate degrees, the pattern comes into sharper focus. There have been significant net inflows of educated workers to the true meccas of knowledge work: Seattle, San Francisco, D.C., Denver, San Jose, Austin, and Portland, as well as the banking hub of Charlotte.

Larger metros have the edge in attracting and retaining college grads.

These metros, particularly ones with higher costs of living, have been able to attract and retain skilled workers, even while the less-skilled have departed. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Miami all saw their ranks of educated residents grow and less educated residents shrink. Lower-paid workers are being priced out, and the jobs that can attract new residents are reserved for the most educated. Boston is one of the few places attracting and retaining more unskilled workers than skilled ones, a perhaps unexpected trend, given its reputation as a center of education and knowledge work.

The pattern for the less educated looks substantially different. The top ten metros that saw the largest net gains among those with just a high school degree were all in the Sunbelt, including Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Florida’s Fort Myers, Tampa, and Sarasota. And when we consider those without a high school degree or equivalent, the places with the largest net gains were mainly Sunbelt tourist destinations with thriving service economies like Fort Myers and Daytona Beach, Florida, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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CENSUS & Fastest Growing Parts of US #ChurchMultiplication

Energy Boom Fuels Rapid Population Growth in Parts of Great Plains; Gulf Coast Also Has High Growth Areas
by US Census Bureau

“Of the nation’s 10 fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas in the year ending July 1, 2013, six were within or near the Great Plains, including Odessa, Texas; Midland, Texas; Fargo, N.D.-Minn.; Bismarck, N.D.; Casper, Wyo.; and Austin-Round Rock, Texas.

Micropolitan statistical areas, which contain an urban cluster of between 10,000 and 49,999 people, followed a similar pattern, with seven located in or adjacent to the Great Plains among the fastest-growing between 2012 and 2013. Williston, N.D., ranked first in growth (10.7 percent), followed by Dickinson, N.D. Andrews, Texas; Minot, N.D.; and two areas in western Oklahoma (Weatherford and Woodward) also made the top 10, as did Hobbs, N.M.”

POPULATION & the Global Flow of People #InfoGraphic

FIGURE Global Flow of People Global Flow of People
by Nikola Sander, Guy J. Abel & Ramon Bauer
at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital,
Abel & Sander (2014).Quantifying Global International Migration Flows. Science, 343 (6178). (Abstract, Full Text)

Explore new estimates of migration flows between and within regions for five-year periods, 1990 to 2010. Click on a region to discover flows country-by-country.


POPULATION & Most Popular Destinations For Immigrants Coming To America #MosiacChurch

Here Are The Most Popular Destinations For Immigrants Coming To America

ANDY KIERSZ, Business Insider Magazine, 3/27/14

Net immigration 2013 census map

Immigration from abroad is a huge driver of population growth for America’s biggest cities. Even though Ellis Island closed 60 years ago, New York is the country’s largest magnet for immigrants.

The U.S. Census Bureau releases anannual report on population changesacross the United States. Based on their data for city-centered areas, we made the map below showing levels of net international migration over the year between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013.

Large cities draw the most people from abroad. In particular, New York stands in a class of its own, with a level of net international migration more than twice as high as any other city.

Most smaller cities had a negligible amount of net international migration, and only a handful of cities saw any amount of net population loss to other countries, and in those cities the loss was extremely small.



The single greatest reason for ministry innovation and a graph I can’t stop thinking about
by Will Mancini

“So why should innovation be on our radar? Look at this chart that Bobby shared with his lab gathering. It shows the population of the world in the last 2,000 years. The spike of the last century shows exponential growth up to 7 billion people. We have added more billions in the last hundred years than in the last 1,900 years combined …

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