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ERIC Number: ED115406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Characteristics of U.S. Rural Areas with Noncommuting Population. Committee Print, 92nd Congress, 2nd Session, June 30, 1972.
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Economic Development Div.
Utilizing U.S. Census and other government data, the characteristics of rural areas with noncommuting populations were identified in terms of: (1) Population Trends (1970 regional population distribution, 1960-70 population change, 1970 age distribution of U.S. population, 1960-70 growth and decline of towns); (2) Income and Employment (1959-67 per capita income, narrowing the gap, differences in per capita income by geographic divisions, per capita personal income by geographic divisions, and 1959-69 nonfarm employment growth by geographic divisions); (3) Housing (status of occupied housing units, tenure differences, and regional comparisons); and (4) Government Services: State and Local Government Expenditures and Revenue and Distribution of Federal Program Funds. Urban counties were identified as those having a population of 25,000 or 10,000 nonfarm jobs as of 1970, commuter counties as those with a 10 percent commuting population, and the remaining counties (12 percent) as noncommuter counties. Findings indicated: (1) the most pressing needs of noncommuter areas were more adequate income, better housing, and acceptable public services; (2) local governments were increasingly depending upon State and Federal assistance; and (3) Federal programs were not proportionately reaching noncommuter counties, particularly in education, training, housing, and welfare. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Economic Development Div.