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1980-1989: DECADE OF ECONOMIC TURMOIL & TRANSITION


Comparing the decades

Population of Allen County

1980..(294,335)
1990..(300,836)
Today.(312,091)1

Life expectancy at birth (U.S.)

1980..(73.7)
1990..(75.4)
Today.(76.1)4

Annual murder rate per 100,000 (U.S.)

1980..(10.2)5
1990..(9.4)
Today.(7.4)4

Percentage of high school graduates among adults (U.S.)

1980..(68.6%)2
1990..(77.6%)2
Today.(82.8%)2

National population

1980..(227,224,681)
1990..(249,439,545)
Today.(267,636,061)3


1--1997 estimate by the U.S. Bureau of the Census
2--Percent of people 25 years old and over who have completed four years of high school or more
3--As of July 1, 1997
4--1996
5--Source: 1999 World Almanac

"Today" figures are the most recent numbers available.
Sources: "1998 Statistical Abstract," "Historical Statistics of the U.S." and "U.S. Bureau of the Census"
Research by James Grant of The News-Sentinel

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