ERIC Number: ED126223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Growth of the Black Metropolitan Population.
Taeuber, Conrad; Mosher, William T.
The urbanization of the black population is a relatively recent phenomenon. Historically, migration has been the major source of the growth of the black population in the large cities of the North, yet the migration from nonmetropolitan to metropolitan areas has been going long enough to have established a substantial black population in the cities--blacks now account for about 21 percent of the total for central cities, and substantially higher fractions in some of them. The migrant population is a relatively young one, as is normal for rural-urban migration, and population growth resulting from an excess of births over deaths is an increasingly important element in the growth of this population group. The indications are that the black population of the central cities is increasing though at a rate less than that during the late 1960's and that it will continue to increase. The migration from nonmetropolitan areas to the central cities is greater than that from the central cities to nonmetropolitan areas. The volume of movement between suburban areas and nonmetropolitan areas is relatively small, and the moves in one direction virtually offset the moves in the other. The prospects are that the population will become even more a metropolitan area population, and for the near future, it is likely to remain primarily a population in the central cities of the larger metropolitan areas. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Population Trends, Blacks, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Cultural Influences, Demography, Growth Patterns, Metropolitan Areas, Migrants, Migration, Migration Patterns, Minority Groups, Population Growth, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas
Atlanta University, 223 Chestnut Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA.
Identifiers - Location: United States