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ERIC Number: ED139556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 189
Abstractor: N/A
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The State of Economic and Social Development in the North Central Region of the United States.
Rogers, Keith D.; And Others
Emphasizing patterns of rural economic and social activity in the North Central Region (NCR) of the U.S., this report utilizes U.S. census data to survey and analyze: population distribution; business patterns; agricultural activity; local and county government expenditures; and income distribution. Among the major findings reported are: slightly more than 27% of the total 1970 U.S. population resided in the NCR; major concentrations of both people and economic activity were in the western end of the NCR manufacturing belt (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin); business activity measured in terms of employment was dominated by manufacturing (6.6 million); retail trade (3.1 million), and services (2.6 million); farm numbers declined by more than 21% and farm size increased by more than 20% from 1959-69; sales of all farm products increased significantly from 1959 to 1969; local and county government expenditures varied from $244 to $372 per capita; unemployment was concentrated in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan; costs of education, highways, and natural resources correlated negatively with population density and represented increasing costs as density declined; concentrations of high income families were found in the industrial areas with low income concentrations in the rural areas. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.