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Template:Historical populations is used as an information box on pages, showing each census year with a population, and a percent gain/loss comparison.

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Usage

This template takes a series of parameters in the form |date |population. This template does not require any more than that. This template will take between 0 and 30 entries; any more will be ignored.

Complete template

{{Historical populations
|title       = 
|heading     =
|type        = 
|align       = 
|width       = 
|state       = 
|shading     = 
|percentages = 
|footnote    = 
|date |population
|date |population
|date |population
|date |population
|date |population
|date |population
|date |population
}}

Parameters

Parameter Description
daten Ideally, a four-digit year, but can be anything. Usually a multiple of 10, but does not have to be.
populationn The population of row n. Must be a plain number with no formatting (commas, etc.).
title Optional. The title of the table.
  • Historical populations (Default)
heading Optional. The heading of the first column.
  • Year (Default)
type Optional. This is designed to add functionality specific to different regions or types of information. Currently the only value that does anything is USA.
  • none (Default)
  • USA Will link each year to the relevant United States Census entry. Years that do not have entries will be left alone.

Please think of more ideas for this feature.

align Optional. The alignment of the table on the page.
  • right (Default)
  • left
width Optional. The width of the table. Can be any valid CSS width value.
  • 15em (Default)
state Optional. The collapsation state of the table. Set it to collapsed to collapse the table by default.
  • none (Default)
  • collapsed
shading Optional. Whether to mark off every five entries with a line, to facilitate reading. This works best with large, linear lists (such as the US Census, which has been taken every 10 years for over 200 years), but should probably be turned off for small or irregular lists (e.g., less than 10 entries), where it could be confusing.
  • on (Default)
  • off
percentages Optional. Whether to include an automatically generated column of percent differences. This works best with linear lists (1900, 1910, 1920, etc.) and should probably be turned off for irregular lists with missing data.
  • on (Default)
  • off
footnote Optional. A footnote that will be displayed under the table. Every table should have a footnote indicating the source of the data.

Examples

United States

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,046,964
1900 1,293,697 23.6%
1910 1,549,008 19.7%
1920 1,823,779 17.7%
1930 1,950,961 7.0%
1940 1,931,334 −1.0%
1950 2,071,605 7.3%
1960 2,002,512 −3.3%
1970 1,948,609 −2.7%
1980 1,688,210 −13.4%
1990 1,585,577 −6.1%
2000 1,517,550 −4.3%
2006 (Est.) 1,448,394 −4.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. 

The following code will yield the table on the right.

{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: {{subst:Historical populations/USCensusRef}}
|1890 |1046964
|1900 |1293697
|1910 |1549008
|1920 |1823779
|1930 |1950961
|1940 |1931334
|1950 |2071605
|1960 |2002512
|1970 |1948609
|1980 |1688210
|1990 |1585577
|2000 |1517550
|2006 (Est.)
      |1448394
}}

Smaller areas

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1845 749
1951 6,717
1960 6,984
1970 31,752
1980 34,758
1990 35,888
2000 39,317
Note: Sandefjord and Sandar were merged in 1970.
Source: SSB
The following code will yield the table on the right.
{{Historical populations
|width = 10em
|shading = off
|percentages = off
|1845 |749
|1951 |6717
|1960 |6984
|1970 |31752
|1980 |34758
|1990 |35888
|2000 |39317
|footnote=Note: Sandefjord and [[Sandar]] were merged in 1970.
          <br />Source: [http://www.ssb.no/ SSB]
}}

See also

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