links to a cool, interactive map. Can adjust view by type of benefit. Also, on roll over, shows historical data for each county. Government Benefits, Govt Benefits, Adjustable View, Historical Data, Data Visual, Interactive Maps, New York Time, Choropleth Maps, Benefits Programs
The next chart (below) looks at the rate of increase of white and colored populations, a smart analysis and the best way to compare the growth or decrease of variables with very different absolute numbers. Quite remarkable for something done in 1893. The sharp decrease of both groups in the 1860-1870 is no doubt consequence of the terrible losses during the Civil War. The choropleth map at the bottom show the proportion of African-Americans to the total population, by state.