County Population Statistics and Cooling/Warming Stations Since 1900

I took the list of BEST sites and using those sites in BEST with a Country code of United States I used State/County name to merge with the list of Counties I have with population changes.

I am attempting to correlate County population changes changes from 1900 to 2010 with cooling or warming from 1900 to 2011.

1956 Stations with data in 2011 and 1900.

1320 were warming and 636 were cooling.

1213 of those I could match to the table of US Counties.

1089 distinct counties.

562 of those counties had more warming stations than cooling.

496 had more cooling stations than warming.

31 had an equal number of cooling and warming stations.

Warming Counties had a mean temperature change of .0692C/decade.

Warming counties had a mean population increase of 174,361.

Warming counties on average grew by 648% from 1900 to 2011.

Cooling counties had a mean temperature change of -.0573C/decade.

Cooling counties had a mean population increase of 39,060.

Cooling counties on average grew by 194% for 1900 to 2011.

“Equal” counties had a mean temperature change of .0119C/decade.

“Equal” counties had a mean population increase of 86,469.

“Equal”   counties on average grew by 512% from 1900 to 2011.

It appears warming counties grew much, much faster than the country as a whole, while cooling counties grew  slower than the country as a whole.

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