United States vs Great Britain: Income and Population since 1500

Comparing United States vs Great Britain's income and population over the last 500 years shows how the US eventually over took Britain. Keep in mind that GDP per Capita for both countries are in 1990 international Geary-Khamis dollars, calculated from purchasing power parities (PPPs) of currencies and average prices of commodities. {Click on the image to take a closer look} UK Income and Population growth since 1500 magnifying glass

See also: United States: 500 Years of Income and Population Growth Comparing Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United States China: 2,000 Years of Income and Population Growth Last 2,000 years of growth in world income and population

Data estimates for population from Angus Maddison Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Groningen.