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1940 census graphics show dramatic change in education, economy

Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News
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The National Archives released the full results of the 1940 census online today, and the Census 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.

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Update: This post has been updated to credit the U.S. Census for the graphics.

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