Number and Per Cent, of Eminent Persons born in the Various Geographical Divisions of the United States with the Per Cent, of the Total Population of the United States in Each Division in 1910
|Geographical Division||Eminent Persons||Per Cent, of the
of the United
|East North Central||2,225||22||19||.8|
|West North Central||542||5||12||.7|
|East South Central||546||6||9||.1|
|West South Central||161||2||9||.6|
therefore three sections of the United States—New England, the Middle Atlantic States, and the East North Central States—in which a comparatively large number of distinguished persons were born. These three groups of states lie in a contiguous territory, in the northeastern section of the United States. Of the three groups, New England, in proportion to its population, has by far the largest proportion of distinguished persons.
The figures in Table I. are manifestly incomplete. Changes in population have been rapid during the past few decades. The tide of westward movement has materially altered the population center. No final conclusion regarding the position of New England as a contributor of distinguished persons can be reached unless the gross result is corroborated by the facts showing the time at which the distinguished persons were born, and the proportion of the population in the various sections of the country at that time.
Number and Per Cent, of Eminent Persons Who Were Born at Certain Times
|Time of Birth||Number||Per Cent.|
- Of these 10,000 eminent persons, 779, or 7.8 per cent., were women. Sex will not be considered in the present article.