A graphical breakdown shows how founder demographics have changed across the U.S. since 1996.
As U.S. entrepreneurship has grown over the last 15 years, entrepreneurs themselves have changed as well. Among the shifts: Entrepreneurs today tend to be more male, and more educated, than in the mid-1990s.
Rasmussen College has compiled data from Kauffman Foundation--an organization that studies entrepreneurship--and turned to Column Five to represent the information in the below graphic.
See how the demographics of American entrepreneurs have changed, as well as some notable trends among the country's business owners.
JOHN MCDERMOTT is a business and culture reporter whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Playboy and on AOL.com. He recently moved from Chicago to Brooklyn, New York, to work for Inc.com. @J_M_McDermott