Population trends in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan America: Selective deconcentration and the rural rebound
This study uses revised annual population estimates that incorporate adjustments from the 2000 Census to backcast demographic change for U.S. counties during the 1990s. These data are supplemented with new post-censal population estimates for 2001–2003. We use these data to examine demographic trends in the late 1990s and first years of the new century. Our findings are consistent with a model suggesting that a selective deconcentration of the U.S. population is underway. Our findings also confirm the occurrence of the rural rebound in the first half of the 1990s and a waning of this rebound in the late 1990s. Post-censal data also suggest a modest upturn in nonmetropolitan population growth rates in 2001–2003.
Population Research and Policy Review
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Johnson, Kenneth M.; Nucci, Alfred; and Long, Larry, "Population trends in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan America: Selective deconcentration and the rural rebound" (2005). Population Research and Policy Review. 67.
c Springer 2005