1930-1939: DECADE OF BANKRUPTCY & BUREAUCRACY


Comparing the decades


  1930 1940 Today
 Population of Allen County 146,743 155,084 312,091*
 Life expectancy at birth (U.S.) 59.7 62.9 76.1**
 Annual murder rate per 100,000 (U.S.) 8.8 6.3 7.4**
 Percent of high school graduates amoung adults (U.S.) 28.8%*** 49.0%*** 82.8%****
 U.S. population 123,076,741 132,122,446 267,636,061^

* 1997 U.S. Census Bureau estimate
** 1996, the most recent figures available
*** Percent of people 17 years old who have completed high school
**** Percent of people 25 years old and older over who have completed four years of high school or more
^ As of July 1, 1997
Sources: 1998 Statistical Abstract, Historical Statistics of the U.S, andU.S. Bureau of the Census

Research by James Grant of The News-Sentinel

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