Future Goal: Looking at

'Next Generation' in which the

MBPL and FBPL Differ

Disclosure:  Due to this graph's large size, it may be difficult to see on a tablet. A large size graph is necessary due to the several different categories being depicted.


The graph below shows the population density of Pittsfield's seven wards by the 'MBPL' (Mother's Birthplace) and the 'FBPL' (Father's Birthplace).  Seen vertically, the primary, top category is the 'MBPL,' with the 'FBPL' as a subcategory.  The primary, bottom category is ward location.  This allows viewers to analyze different population densities depending on where each and both parents were born


Horizontally, the years 1920 and 1940 correlate to the census records that the data has been drawn from.  The total 'Count of Ward' and '% of Total Group' of each population group, within each ward, are also placed horizontally. The 'Count of Ward' is a sum of the population of a single group in a specific ward, and the '% of Total Group' is the percentage of that group's city population living within that ward.  Clicking on any of the individual bars will provide all of the graph's information for that specific bar.


A future goal of this project is to analyze the population disbursement of individuals with parents who were born in different locations.  For example, by 1940 integration of all U.S. born individuals continued to occur and these populations further dispersed throughout all seven wards.  By doing a further breakdown of each parent's birthplace we can see that of all individuals in which either their mother or father were born in MA, or both parents were from NY, not a single ward contains over 18.81% of a group's population.

This study next aims to investigate population trends for 'Next Generation' groups with one U.S. born and one foreign-born parent.