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Date: Thursday, March 2, 2000 
Question/Topic: I am trying to obtain population density maps on the County level, specifically Orange, Brevard, Volusia and Flagler Counties. 
Answer/Pointer: You can download maps depicting population density from the following part of the Census Bureau website: Once here, click the county you want on the map. The next screen provides options to select data. Click on "Browse Tiger map of area." On the next screen, you can request certain features be displayed on the map. To have the map shaded for population density, scroll down toward the bottom. On the right side of the screen (to the right of the legend), is a heading called "Map Census Statistics." In the first box (Level), select Census tracts. In the second box (Theme), select Pop Density. Underneath these two boxes, select Quintiles. Click "Redraw Map" at the bottom of the page. There are options to select various color pallettes, but the default seems to display the best. The result will be in shades of green. The legend for the shaded areas on the redrawn map is just underneath it. I tried printing on a black and white printer, and it is very dark, but it may work better on a color printer. You can also save the map image and legend to another file by right clicking over the map, and selecting "Save image as..." Save it to a disk or other drive, then open it. I have tried this and opened the saved image in my browser window. When it's printed this way, the shades of gray display very well. 
Librarian: SLF 

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