ERIC Number: ED073864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Iowa Population Trends.
Tait, John L.; Johnson, Arthur H.
The trends in population distribution and the composition of Iowa's population are reported in this document in order to provide the leaders and citizens of Iowa with information to assist them in making decisions relating to growth and development. Birth and death rates, rural and urban residence, population by race, and age structure are discussed under the heading of United States and Iowa Population Trends. Rural-urban trends and migration are discussed under the headings of Area Population Trends and County Population Trends. It was found that population growth has remained steady and that out-migration has declined in Iowa between 1960 and 1970. Significant shifts have occurred in the number and proportion of people living in rural and urban areas--the rural population has continued steadily to decline, while the trend toward urbanization has continued. The Black population (1.2% of the total population) has increased more than 7,000, up about 28% from 1960. American Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and other races increased from nearly 3,500 in 1960 to slightly over 9,000 in 1970. The findings also indicated that, during the 1960s, Iowa's birth rate has declined and its death rate has increased and that the 65 and over age group increased by nearly 22,500, an increase of from 11.9% to 12.4% since 1960. Some implications of the population shifts are discussed in terms of employment trends and the planning of community services. (HBC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa