Infographics

The following infographics provide background information on population trends, environmental impacts, and quality of life issues from around the world and here in the U.S. These data visualizations can all be downloaded as easy to print/share PDFs or as image files that are simple to add to any format of virtual presentation.

United States' demographic infographic collection

Data visualizations on demographic trends in the United States today and through history

Graph shows the average number of children per U.S. family has decreased since 1800 with an exception of the baby boom
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Average Number of Children Per U.S. Family (Historic), infographic

Average number of children per woman in the U.S. from 1800 to 2018.

Infographic shows the average U.S. house size (in sq ft) and the average number of people per household from 1790 to 2019
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Average U.S. House and Household Size infographic

Average number of people per house and average house size in the U.S., 1790-2019.

Infographic shows the distribution of household net worth in the U.S. with the top 1% holding over 32% of all U.S. wealth
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Distribution of U.S. Household Net Worth infographic

Visual display of household wealth in the U.S. - the top 1% holds 32% of wealth.

Line graph shows the number of immigrants to enter the U.S. over time, divided by their home geographic regions
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Immigration to the U.S. by Geographic Region (Historic) infographic

Line graph displays the number of immigrants to the U.S. by home region over time.

Graph of U.S. population growth from 4 million in 1790 to 332 million in 2020 and projection to reach 388 million by 2050
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U.S. Population and Projection (1790-2050) infographic

U.S. population from its founding in 1790, to present, and projected U.S. growth through 2050.

Population pyramid for the U.S. population in 2020. The age diagram shows U.S. population distribution by age and gender
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U.S. Population Pyramid infographic

Unites States' population pyramid, or age structure diagram, for the 2020 population.


Global environmental & social infographic collection

Data visualizations on global environmental and social trends shaping our world today and over time

Graph shows global population and carbon emissions from 1927 to 2014. Infographic
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Carbon Emissions and Population Over Time infographic

Data spans from 1927 to 2017.

Infographic shows percentage of children over time with access to health indicators like basic sanitation and measles vaccine
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Child Health in Low Income Countries infographic

Percentage of children in low income countries with access to health indicators over time.

Infographic uses Earth graphics to display human's growing global footprint from 1968 to 1993 to 2018
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Ecological Footprint Over Time infographic

Earth graphics display human's growing global footprint from 1968 to 1993 to 2018.

Graph shows the percentage of energy that must come from renewable sources by 2050 for Earth to stay below 2 deg C warming
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Energy Mix Goals infographic

How energy sources need to change by 2050 for Earth to stay below 2 degrees C warming.

Forest loss in Indonesia and the Brazilian Amazon. Graph shows percentage of 1970s forest remaining through 2020
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Forest Coverage Over Time infographic

Forest loss in Indonesia and the Brazilian Amazon as a percentage of 1970s forest remaining in 2020.

Infographic depicts the UN's population projections to 2100 including the high, medium, and low fertility variants
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Global Population Projections infographic

Display of the UN's population projections to 2100 including the high, medium, and low fertility variants

Infographic shows the number of people living in urban areas vs rural areas from 1950 to today and projected to 2050
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Growth of Urban Population infographic

Number of people living in urban areas vs rural areas starting in 1950 and projected to 2050.

Infographic on historic consumption levels of meat and paper products. Graphs show per capita and total consumption
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Historic Meat and Paper Consumption infographic

Historic consumption levels, per capita and total, of meat and paper products.

Line graph shows the percentage of people experiencing water scarcity over time from 1910 to 2010
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Historic Water Scarcity infographic

Percentage of people living experiencing water scarcity from 1910 to 2010.

Infographic shows the number of coastal and ocean "dead zones" increasing from the 1960s through 2010
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Increasing Number of Dead Zones infographic

Number of coastal and ocean "dead zones" from the 1960s through 2010.

Artful bar graph shows the growth in the number of cities with over 1 million residents from 1960 to 2030
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Increasing Number of Large Cities infographic

Historic growth in the number of cities with over 1 million residents from 1960 to 2030.

Graphs compare shrinking size of three coral reefs over time - Great Barrier Reef, Caribbean Reef, and West Indian Ocean Reef
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Loss of Coral Reefs infographic

Comparison graphs of three coral reefs' shrinking size over recent 30 year period.

Age diagrams for Tanzania, Peru and Norway show different population growth rates and different stages of the DTM.
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Population Pyramids for Tanzania, Peru and Norway infographic

Three real-world pyramids compare different shapes and different growth rates.

Line graph shows the number of undernourished people in the world from 1990 to 2016
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Prevalence of Undernourishment infographic

Line graph shows the number of undernourished people in the world from 1990 to 2016.

Chart of demographic, wealth, resource and impact indicators compare 1968 with 2018
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State of the Global Family infographic

Table of demographic, wealth, resource and impact indicators compare 1968 with 2018.

Infographic shows uneven global energy use by comparing energy used per capita in high-, medium-, and low-income countries
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Uneven Energy Use Across the Globe infographic

Comparison of energy used per capita in high, medium, and low income countries.

Graph shows connection between fertility and education by comparing country's TFR with average years of schooling
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Women’s Education and Fertility infographic

Number of people living in urban areas vs rural areas starting in 1950 and projected to 2050.