The first, quite striking fact about this part of the country is an enormous stability in population patterns over time. Those counties that were highly populated remain so, and those less populated remain relatively less populated.
The first studies from the new Census have started streaming in. I've already done my first set of sampling from the new Census for a survey project that began this month. The data is as fresh as it can get 🙂
[Link to The Value of Urban Clustering]