ERIC Number: ED202663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Population Deconcentration in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas of the United States, 1950-1975. Population Series 70-15.
Fuguitt, Glenn V.; And Others
Focusing on changes in differential growth in areas inside and outside places of 2,500 and highlighting recent patterns of concentration/deconcentration, this report documents trends in population redistribution within metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States between 1950 and 1975. In sum, the report shows apparent deconcentration at several territorial-based levels (as witnessed by population decline in the nation's largest cities), a continuing pattern of metropolitan suburbanization, more rapid growth of smaller than larger Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA), population redistribution away from the densely-settled industrial Northeast, a reversal in growth patterns between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and deconcentration down the urban hierarchy within nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas of the United States. The report concludes that each of these changes represents an important component of current redistribution trends in the United States. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.; Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension. Dept. of Rural Sociology.
Identifiers: Nonmetropolitan Areas; United States