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ERIC Number: ED058379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 44
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U.S. Population Mobility and Distribution--Charts on Recent Trends.
[Beale, Calvin L.]
A total of 19 charts, each with a brief narrative interpretation, present information on major features of population trends in the United States. Residents of 212 metropolitan areas (central cities with population of 50,000 or more) equalled 64 percent of the population of the U.S. in 1968. The distribution of the population differed greatly by race; only a fourth of the white population lived in metropolitan areas, but one-half of all Negroes lived in the central city. Twenty-eight percent of the residents of medium and large sized metropolitan cities lived in poverty areas. The majority of nonmetropolitan residents lived in small cities or towns and only one-seventh lived on farms. In 1967, 40 percent of the urban population 14 years old and over were nonmigrants (people who had never lived more than 50 miles away from their current residence), and another 40 percent were migrants of urban background. Since 1947, about 20 percent of the population have changed their place of residence. Population growth has slowed since 1950 because of a drop in the birth rate; the annual rate of increase from 1964 to 1969 was 1.2 percent--only half of the increase in the 1950's. (BC)
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.