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Name: ___________________________

Homeroom:

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Growth of American Cities from 1870 - 1920


Name of the City

Population in 1870 Population in 1900 Population in 1920

Boston

250,525

560,892

748,060

Chicago

298,977

1,698,575

2,701,705

Los Angeles

5,728

102,479

576,673

New York

1,478,103

3,437,202

5,620,048

San Francisco

149,473

342,782

506,676

Seattle

1,107

237,194

315,312

Answer Chart
Name of the City

Percentage that the


Population increased
between 1870 and 1900

Percentage that the


Population increased
between 1900 and 1920

Boston

124%

33%

Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Seattle

Name: ___________________________

Homeroom:

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Questions
1. Which city had the largest population increase between 1870 and 1900?
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2. Which city had the largest population increase between 1900 and 1920?
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3. Which city had a population increase of over 100% both times - between 1870
and 1900 and 1900 and 1920? _______________________________________

4. Which years had the highest percentage of growth in every city?


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5. There are currently about 12,390 people living in Moody, Alabama. If


Moodys population were to experience the same population increase from
2015 to 2045 as Seattle did from 1870 - 1900, what would the population of
Moody be in 2045? ______________________________________________________

6. What problems would this population increase cause for Moody?


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