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The ChartGraphics resources are available as an integrated S&O component and as a standalone Windows application.


Related sections:

Population Pyramids --

View ChartGraphics Population Pyramids video --

Census 2010 Summary File 2 RaceGroup DP1 interactive ranking table --

Age-Gender pattern analysis sections -- click links in left panel below ChartGraphics


Using ChartGraphics standalone resources


Terms of Use

No fee or registration is required for non-commercial use. Commercial use is defined as use by a for profit entity or where a fee is charged for use of ChartGraphics resources, use or derived data or graphics.  Users are granted an end-use license to use the software, data and related materials subject to the terms of the license.  Redistribution of the software, data, or related materials is not authorized. There is no warranty, express or implied, for any use of ChartGraphics resources. Applications should cite the source as ProximityOne;





The U.S. national scope U.S.-state-county dataset is included as a part of the setup/installer.  Other datasets are available.


Start-up View


User Interface


Main Menu

- File: open Charts Dataset

- Settings:

Percent - if checked, show bar charts as percent


Export2XLS - if checked, Charts XLS file is created

ExportShowXLS - if checked, Charts XLS is displayed in Excel (requires Export2XLS checked)

Export2HTM - if checked HTML and pyramid graphic are created

ExportShowHTM - if checked, Charts HTML displayed in browser (requires Export2HTM checked)


Form Adjustable - if checked, enables resizing of Charts window

Reset Form Size - click to set form size to start-up form size.


Control Panel (left)

- ChartType: only Pyramids operates in standalone version

- Year:  select 2000 or 2010 for the default database

Year is available annually for 2000 through 2060 when using the S&O Outlook 2060 database

- MaxPop: maximum population setting for any one gender population bar

MaxPop value enables use of a fixed setting for comparison over time or between areas

If zero, the X-axis maximums are determined by the maximum of the set of age cohort populations

- Universe:  Race/Origin Population Universe (see list)

- Find Geocode: key in state+county FIPS to locate; press enter; geography shows in listbox

- Geography Listbox: list of available geographies included (U.S., states, counties)

- dbl-click geography in listbox at left to show pyramid


Charts Panel (right)

- view population pyramid



To generate a pyramid view for an area, dbl-click the area code/name in the listbox in the left panel

A new pyramid view is also shown when a change is made to the Year selection or the Race Group selection.


Output and Analysis

With these main menu Setting items checked on, the pyramid graphic is created and associated age-gender HTML table created and displayed.

- Export2HTM

- ExportShowHTM


Charts Datasets

The Charts Dataset is the dbase file used by the application.

The default Charts Dataset is opened when the application starts.

The main menu File>Open may be used to open an alternative Charts Dataset.

A Charts Dataset must conform to a specific structure.


Default Charts Database Structure (U.S., states, counties)

  FieldName  FieldType  Description
YEARC4Data reference year
GROUPC3Race Group Code
SUMLEVC3Summary Level
STC2State FIPS Code
CTYC3County FIPS Code
NAMEC75Area Name
MALEN9.0Males, total
M00_04N9.0Males, ages 0-4
M05_09N9.0Males, ages 5-9
M10_14N9.0Males, ages 10-14
M15_19N9.0Males, ages 15-19
M20_24N9.0Males, ages 20-24
M25_29N9.0Males, ages 25-29
M30_34N9.0Males, ages 30-34
M35_39N9.0Males, ages 35-39
M40_44N9.0Males, ages 40-44
M45_49N9.0Males, ages 45-49
M50_54N9.0Males, ages 50-54
M55_59N9.0Males, ages 55-59
M60_64N9.0Males, ages 60-64
M65_69N9.0Males, ages 65-69
M70_74N9.0Males, ages 70-74
M75_79N9.0Males, ages 75-79
M80_84N9.0Males, ages 80-84
M85_89N9.0Males, ages 85-90
M90_UPN9.0Males, ages 90 and over
MUNDER18N9.0Males, under 18
FEMALEN9.0Females, total
F00_04N9.0Females, ages 0-4
F05_09N9.0Females, ages 5-9
F10_14N9.0Females, ages 10-14
F15_19N9.0Females, ages 15-19
F20_24N9.0Females, ages 20-24
F25_29N9.0Females, ages 25-29
F30_34N9.0Females, ages 30-34
F35_39N9.0Females, ages 35-39
F40_44N9.0Females, ages 40-44
F45_49N9.0Females, ages 45-49
F50_54N9.0Females, ages 50-54
F55_59N9.0Females, ages 55-59
F60_64N9.0Females, ages 60-64
F65_69N9.0Females, ages 65-69
F70_74N9.0Females, ages 70-74
F75_79N9.0Females, ages 75-79
F80_84N9.0Females, ages 80-84
F85_89N9.0Females, ages 85-89
F90_UPN9.0Females, ages 90 and over
FUNDER18N9.0Females, under 18


Records appear in the default Charts Database only if the count for that universe is 100 population or more.

The default Charts Database is based on the Census 2000 Summary File 2 QTP1 table and Census 2010 Summary File 2 QTP1 table.


Race/Origin Population Universes


001 Total population
002 White alone
004 Black or African American alone
006 American Indian and Alaska Native alone (300, A01-Z99)
012 Asian alone (400-499)
013 Asian Indian alone (400-401)
016 Chinese alone (410-419)
022 Japanese alone (430-439)
050 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (500-599)
052 Native Hawaiian alone (500-503)
062 Native Hawaiian alone or in any combination (500-503) & (100-299) or (300, A01-Z99) or (400-999)
070 Some other race alone
100 Two or more races
400 Hispanic or Latino (of any race) (200-299)


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