The urbanization of the United States in the 20th century

May 13, 2008

Data sources Total and rural population: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008, Historical Statistics; Farm population: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1925, 1950, 1974 and 1985.

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2 Responses to “The urbanization of the United States in the 20th century”

  1. Erel Avineri Says:

    Urbanization may be considered to have some positive dimensions – environmental (less traffic, more greenbelts), social (mixed communities, accessibility) and economical (such as generating more job opportunities).

    What we cannot see from this ststistics are trends in suburbanization, which may be due to the congested urban and transport systems generated because of urbanization (there are other reasons as well). It generates again social, environmental and economic problems.

    It would be interesting to see both trends on the same graph and to hypothesize on the next stage of this process – perhaps sub-suburbanization? (assuming ‘fractal’ growth of urban areas).


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