The Impact of Metropolitan Reclassification on Population Change in Rural and Urban America, 1970 to 2016


The U.S. nonmetropolitan population peaked in 1940 at 75 million people, representing 57 percent of the total population (Gibson 2010). At the time, America was still mostly a rural society, with the majority of people living... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kenneth Johnson (University of New Hampshire)
  2. Daniel Lichter (Cornell University)
  3. John Cromartie (Economic Research Service-USDA)

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SID.55 » Mobility, Growth, and Change in Rural Populations (09:30 - Saturday, 28th July, Multnomah)