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The Resource Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000, (electronic resource:)

Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000, (electronic resource:)

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Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000
Title
Redefining Urban and Suburban America
Title remainder
Evidence from Census 2000
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
BIP US
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Katz, Bruce
Dewey number
307.76/4/0973
LC call number
HT334.U5R43 2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lang, Robert E.
Summary expansion
The early returns from Census 2000 data show that the United States continued to undergo dynamic changes in the 1990s, with cities and suburbs providing the locus of most of the volatility. Metropolitan areas are growing more diverse -- especially with the influx of new immigrants -- the population is aging, and the make-up of households is shifting. Singles and empty-nesters now surpass families with children in many suburbs. The contributors to this book review data on population, race and ethnicity, and household composition, provided by the Census's "short form," and attempt to respond to three simple queries: -- Are cities coming back? -- Are all suburbs growing? -- Are cities and suburbs becoming more alike? Regional trends muddy the picture. Communities in the Northeast and Midwest are generally growing slowly, while those in the South and West are experiencing explosive growth ("Warm, dry places grew. Cold, wet places declined," note two authors). Some cities are robust, others are distressed. Some suburbs are bedroom communities, others are hot employment centers, while still others are deteriorating. And while some cities' cores may have been intensely developed, including those in the Northeast and Midwest, and seen population increases, the areas surrounding the cores may have declined significantly. Trends in population confirm an increasingly diverse population in both metropolitan and suburban areas with the influx of Hispanic and Asian immigrants and with majority populations of central cities for the first time being made up of minority groups. Census 2000 also reveals that the overall level of black-to-nonblack segregation has reached its lowest point since 1920, although high segregation remains in many areas. Redefining Urban and Suburban America explores these demographic trends and their complexities, along with their implications for the policies and politics shaping metropolitan America. The shifts discussed here have significa
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Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000234315
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unknown
Isbn
9780815748601
Lccn
2002151690
Other control number
9780815748601
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000234315
Label
Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000234315
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780815748601
Lccn
2002151690
Other control number
9780815748601
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000234315

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