See Baby Busters, Baby Boomers, and more with this cool little animation

This is just a neat visualization of age in the U.S. It’s a simple bar chart showing the age distribution of the population. What’s cool is that it’s animated, with one second for each five years.

It comes courtesy of Calculated Risk — a blog anyone with an interest in real estate economics oughta read.

Note, starting in 1930, the dip of the Baby Bust. And in 1945-1950 see the big bubble of the Baby Boom. Both the trough and the bump then make their way across as time goes by.


U.S. Births per Year

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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