I am interested in using ArcGIS Pro's time aware capabilities to create a time aware map of the populated places for the state of Wyoming from the 1870 Census to the 2010 Census. In the end, I would like to be able to adjust the time slider to display the points using graduated symbols based on that population value which use the same method for every year (i.e. symbol size classifications remain constant over the entire range of time). Then I will publish to ArcGIS Online.
Currently, I have all of the places in a point feature layer in a geodatabase with fields containing population counts for every census during those years. It is my understanding that I need to add a time field and then replicate each feature for each census year which I have data for that specific feature and then add the population for that specific year.
Is this the correct approach and, if so, is there a simple way to produce this table? While there are not many cities in Wyoming there are still 15 decennial census over that time period so I would like to speed up this process by not manually moving these data.