1. Analyzing DistributionsWhich states lostthe mostpeople between 1990 and 2000? Which states gainedthe mostpeople?2. Creating a GraphChoose one of the mostpopulousstates and then pose a historical question aboutpopulation in thatstate. Create a graph or graphs thatshow various aspects of population for the state youhave chosen. Be sure thatthe graph(s) help to answerthe question you posed. Then display the graph(s) andthe question in the classroom. SEE SKILLBUILDER HANDBOOK, PAGE R28.WASH.381,552OREGON270,903MONTANA47,875WYOMING-3,676N. DAK.-37,387MINN.86,847IOWA-15,542MO.101,020ILL.-560,003-1IND.82,674-1WIS.90,2241MICH.-199,4651OHIO-166,200-1PENN.-250,9582N.Y.-1,888,9362-7,347VT.5,615N.H.29,607MASS.-244,494R.I. -63,250CONN.-226,370-1N.J.-378,495DEL. 35,058MD. -55,060KY.97,187TENN.356,907MISS.44,639-1ALA.112,163GA.665,4182FLA.1,108,5142S.C.143,213N.C.554,2681VA.96,562ARK.110,878LA.-139,704S. DAK.-2,881NEBRASKA-3,693KANSAS-16,224UTAH73,016ARIZONA577,0382NEWMEXICO42,339TEXAS569,9572OKLAHOMA42,688-1COLORADO402,8321IDAHO136,339CALIFORNIA-2,170,7901NEVADA433,2191W.VA.2,082+1-1Population increase > 1 millionPopulation increase < 100,000Net gain/loss from domesticmigrationGain in apportioned RepresentativesLoss in apportioned Representatives5,615Americans on the Move, 1990–2000Between 1990 and 2000, our country’s population grew by a record 32.7million people to 281.4 million. For the firsttime in the 20th century, all50 states gained people between census years. Butbecause of internalmigration (see graph on page 1052) and other factors, 10 states lostand 8 states gained seats in the 2000 Congressional apportionment.NEVADA There hasbeen such a largeinflux of people since1945 thatbuildinghouses for newcomershas become a majorindustry in Nevada.CALIFORNIADespitea netloss throughmigration to other statesof 2 million people in the1990s, internationalimmigrants and in-statebirths gave California thegreatestnetincrease inpopulation amongthe 50 states.FLORIDA Duringthe1990s, Florida’s populationincreased 23.5 percent,makingitthe nation’sfourth-largest. With so manynew residents, Floridagained two additional Houseseats, bringingits congres-sional delegation to 25.TEXASDuringthe 1990s, Texaseclipsed New York to become thenation’s second-mostpopulousstate behind California. Sixty per-centof the Texas increase hasbeen driven by Hispanic growth.Source: U.S.Census BureauWASHINGTON, D.C.While all 50 statesgained in populationduringthe decade,the population ofWashington, D.C.,decreased by nearly 6 percent.