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HISTORICAL POPULATION CHART CODE

{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [http://zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz "Wikipedia.org".] 
|1800 |xxxx  
|1810 |xxxx  
|1820 |xxxx  
|1830 |xxxx  
|1840 |xxxx 
|1850 |xxxx  
|1860 |xxxx  
|1870 |xxxx  
|1880 |xxxx
|1890 |xxxx
|1900 |xxxx
|1910 |xxxx 
|1920 |xxxx 
|1930 |xxxx 
|1940 |xxxx 
|1950 |xxxx
|1960 |xxxx
|1970 |xxxx  
|1980 |xxxx  
|1990 |xxxx  
|2000 |xxxx
|2010 |xxxx
}}


INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITING THE CODE

The easiest way to edit this code is to copy and paste the above into your sandbox area and edit all the census data there, then when finished paste the completed document to your Wiki page.

The first number on each line represents the census year (1800, 1810, 1820, etc). The "xxxx" represents the population number for that census (usually a 3-6 digit number WITHOUT commas). The percent of increase/decrease will be calculated automatically when the chart is embedded on the Wiki page.

 The population numbers go immediately after the second pipe, with no space, example:

1890 |791

1900 |1043

Retrieve the census populations.

The data can be obtained on Wikipedia.org. Go to the respective county page and look under Demographics. While on that page, copy the URL and paste it into the "zzzzzzzz" section on the template.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSERTING THE CHART INTO YOUR PAGE

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  •  If there is not a heading for Census, create one. Click to edit the heading that would be just below “Census” alphabetically.
  • Once the edit screen opens, click on “Wikitext” on the top left corner of your edit menu.
  • Create a blank line at the very top of the edit box and type in

     ==== Census ====     (be sure to put spaces before the “C” and after the “s”)

  • On the line immediately following that, paste in your Hist/Pop box code.
  • Preview your page to be sure you have it inserted properly.
  • When your previewed changes look the way you want them to, then save your page. Enter "added census chart" in the edit summary box. Always leave your Hist/Pop Chart as the beginning information in the Census topic.