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ERIC Number: ED123279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan Areas, 1973 and 1974, and Components of Change Since 1970. Current Population Reports, Population Estimates and Projections, Series P-25, No. 618.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Population estimates for standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs) for July 1, 1973 and July 1, 1974 are summarized in this report. Estimates are shown for the first time for 13 standard consolidated statistical areas (SCSA's)--large metropolitan agglomerations consisting of groups of adjacent SMSA's having a certain level of intercommunicating and generally sharing a continuous urban mass as indicated by an overlapping urbanized areas or adjacent urbanized areas. By mid-1974 the population in metropolitan America is estimated to have reached 155 million. Of our total population 73.2 percent now lives in metropolitan areas compared with 56 percent in 1951. As a group, the largest SMSA's in 1970, those with 2 million or more people each have experienced no growth between 1970 and 1974. Contributing to the halt in the growth of these areas is the decline in the number of births, with the result that natural increase for the 1970's has been far below the average of the last decade. Growth in the metropolitan population in the early 1970's has been confined largely to the South and West, with the fastest-growing metropolitan areas heavily concentrated in Florida. The extension of the SCSA concept to cover other large areas in addition to New York and Chicago provides a more realistic appraisal of large metropolitan complexes than can be made using SMSA's. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Change Agents, Demography, Geographic Distribution, Metropolitan Areas, Migration, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Statistical Data, Urban Areas, Urban Population
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
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