June 6, 1923|
|Died||September 2, 2008
Calvin Lunsford Beale (6 June 1923 – 2 September 2008) was an American demographer who specialized in rural population trends. He first identified a reverse in population decline in some rural areas, and his work led to development of the Beale code for categorizing rural development.
Life and career
After earning a master's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, he worked for 50 years at the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition to his work as a demographer, Beale is noted for his many photographs of county courthouses from around the United States taken during his travels.
- Schudel, Matt (September 14, 2008). Demographer Looked Past the Numbers To Discover the Heart of the Heartland. Washington Post
- Barringer, Felicity (September 2, 2008). Calvin L. Beale, Demographer With a Feel for Rural America, Dies at 85. New York Times
- Wildman Jim (September 20, 2008). Traveling The Rural Road With Calvin Beale. National Public Radio
- "Beale's county courthouse photo archive". United States Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service. October 31, 2008.[permanent dead link]
- Media related to Calvin Beale at Wikimedia Commons
- Calvin Beale profile[permanent dead link] via USDA Economic Research Service
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