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Urban-Suburban Migration in the United States, 1955-2000

Todd K. Gardner

Working Papers from U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies

Abstract: This study uses census microdata from 1960 to 2010 to look at the rates of suburbanization in the 100 largest metro areas. Looking at the racial and ethnic composition of the population, and then further breaking down these groups by income, it’s clear that more affluent people were more likely to move to the suburbs. Also, the White non-Hispanic population has long been the most suburbanized group. A majority of the White population lived in suburbs by 1960 in the 100 largest metro areas, while most of the Black non-Hispanic population lived in urban core areas as late as 2000. The Hispanic and Asian populations went from majority urban to majority suburban during this period.

Keywords: suburbanization; race; ethnicity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 111 pages
Date: 2016-02
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