June 29, 2014

CITIES WERE A MISTAKE:

The Death of Urbanization in the United States (JIM RUSSELL, June 25, 2014, Pacific Standard)

Many urban cores around the United States are experiencing a renaissance, after many decades of demographic decline. Cities may be growing. But urbanization is waning:

More people moved into nonmetro counties from metro areas than in the other direction over the past two decades, according to analysis of annual county population estimates. Urbanization today is fueled by differential natural increase and higher immigration rates.

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. has become increasingly rural. How can one country become more rural and more urban at the same time? It's the birth rate, stupid.

We continue to confuse population change with net domestic migration.


Posted by at June 29, 2014 7:34 PM
  
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