The National Archive released the full results of the 1940 Census online today, and put together some intriguing full-page graphics to illustrate how the country has changed over the past 70 years. Two visuals jumped out at us as intriguing: Above, the image shows the huge increase in the percentage of the population that has a college degree, and below, the graphic shows the way the workforce has transformed since 1940. The manufacturing and agriculture sectors shrank as education and health services grew. Check out more of the graphics here.
Liz Goodwin has original article