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The Social Structures of the Cities

The Social Structures of the Cities

This activity, created by Jim Wright of the University of Central Florida, provides a look at the urban structure of cities through the eyes of statistics. Objectives of this first data exercise are: to discover how the present-day United States population is distributed across these various census categories; to discover how the distribution has changed over time; and, to see how some of the social characteristics of people who live in cities, suburbs and non-metro areas. This is a nice look at how statistics are applied to real world situations.

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