Title

Population trends in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan America: Selective deconcentration and the rural rebound

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

12-2005

Journal Title

Population Research and Policy Review

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s11113-005-4479-1

Document Type

Article

Rights

c Springer 2005

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