ERIC Number: ED166110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Economic Characteristics of the Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Population: 1977 and 1970. Current Population Reports, Special Studies, Series P-23, No. 75.
Littman, Mark S.; And Others
This report analyzes data on population groups living in central cities, suburbs, and nonmetropolitan areas in 1977, and examines changes that have occurred since 1970. Subjects featured in the report are population, marital status, household relationship, family size, migration, educational attainment, labor force status, occupation, industry, income, and poverty. The bulk of the report contains tables of data for the white and black populations, and selected tables are given for the population of Spanish origin. Highlights of the report are summarized in an introductory section. The data indicate that the nation's metropolitan population grew by only four percent between 1970-77, but has not changed significantly since 1975. The population of central cities as a group declined from 1970-77, while the suburban population increased. In cities the number of young adults aged 25-34 increased, while the number of children under 14 years and adults aged 35-44 decreased. The black population in cities did not grow significantly between 1974-77, but the number of blacks living in suburbs increased by 34% during 1970-77. The labor force participation rate for suburban women began in the mid-1970s to exceed that for women living in cities. After adjusting for price increases between 1969-76, the median income of suburban families showed no change, the median income of city families declined slightly, and the median income for nonmetropolitan families showed a modest increase. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Demography, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Family (Sociological Unit), Income, Industry, Labor Force, Marital Status, Metropolitan Areas, Migration, Occupations, Population Trends, Poverty, Rural Areas, Social Change, Social Influences, Suburbs, Tables (Data), Urban Demography, Urban Population
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.25, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Identifiers - Location: United States