By Mark Van Steenburgh and Bradley Nesbitt
CENSUS FAST FACTS
-The US residents population in the beginning of the 60's was 179,323,175. The US residents population at the end of the 60's was 203,302,031.
-The arithmetic density in the beginning of the 60's was 50.6, and during the end of the 60's the arithmetic density reached 57.5.
-The percentage increase in population from 1950-1960 was 18.5%, and the percentage increase in population from 1960-1970 was 13.4%.
-The number of US states at the beginning and the end of the decade is 50 states.
-The three most populated cities in the US in the beginning of the 60's were New York City with a population of 7,781,984, Chicago with a population of 3,550,404, and Los Angeles with a population of 2,oo2,512.
-The three most populated cities in the US at the end of the 60's were New York City with a population of 7,894,862, Chicago with a population of 3,366,957, and Los Angeles with a population of 2,816,061.
-The population center of the US in the beginning of the 60's was Clinton County Illinois and at the end of the 60's the population center was in St. Clair County Illinois.
-3 interrelating pop culture facts for the 60's are
>The August 1969 woodstock music and are fair draws more than 450,000 people to Bethel, NY.
>Western movie here John Wayne win the 1969 Best Actor Oscar for his role in the movie True Grit beating now legendary actors Richard Burton, Peter O'toole, Dustin Hoffman, and Jon Voight.
>After 13 years, NBC cancels Howdy Doody. The last episode airs September 24, 1960.
-3 facts explaining population growth and/or migration during the 1960's.
- After the Cuban missile crisis many Cubans escaped Cuba and its communist government to the US, and mostly came in through the state of Florida.
- The states of Hawaii and Alaska both became states in 1959, so this could have affected the population growth of the US for the 1960’s.
- Eliminated US immigration discrimination based on race, place of birth, sex and residence. It also officially abolished restrictions on Oriental US immigration in 1968.
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