This data visualization shows immigration to the U.S. during the 20th century by place of origin. I got the data from the Census website’s historical statistics page, cleaned it up, and entered it into IBM’s Many Eyes visualization engine.
Click on the graph to interact with it. It opens up showing the relative proportion of each sending region. In the lower right hand corner, un-check the “% of items shown” check box to graph the number of immigrants.
Run your mouse over the graph for information on individual data points. You can also select any individual sending region, or any set of them, using the controls at the left of the graph.
Note: If you can’t see the graph below (or if you can see it but not interact with it), then you probably need to download and/or enable Java.
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