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ERIC Number: ED141020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Population Trends in North Carolina and the Southern Region: 1970-1975. Progress Report Soc. 64, 1977.
Clifford, William B.
Estimates of population change and the components of change for North Carolina and its counties were made for the 1970-75 period. Attention was given to the growth patterns in the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of North Carolina and the southern region. Data showed that the state's population grew at a faster rate during this period than it had in the previous decade due to the reversal of the state's long term pattern of net outmigration. Although more counties had relative increases higher than that for the state during 1970-75 than was the case for the previous decade (41 counties as compared with 31), most of the growth in the state's population resulted from counties with relative increases less than the average for the state. During the sixties, 70 out of 100 counties experienced net outmigration; in the 1970-75 period, only 25 counties experienced net outmigration. Growth in nonmetropolitan areas had been a manifestation of change in both urban and rural areas. The retention and attraction of people to rural areas was influenced by decentralization of manufacturing and trade, development of retirement and recreational areas, and the growth of educational institutions of various types. Also the slowing of outmigration from largely agricultural counties and from counties with relatively sizeable black populations, especially in the South, an increased awareness of the problems of cities, unemployment, and residential preferences affected the change in the pattern of regional growth. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina