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Population Growth in Metro America Since 1980

The Brookings Institution Research Report
March 2012
America has evolved into a metropolitan nation--more than 8 in 10 Americans live in metropolitan areas of all sizes. A good chunk of us--65 percent--live in large metro areas of over one-half million people, and fully 45 percent of the U.S. population resides in the suburbs of these large metro areas. Metropolitan areas, as well as their cities and suburbs, have seen long- and short-term shifts in patterns of growth and decline. Yet, compared with recent decades, the first decade of the 21st century was paricularly volatile. Download the PDF.

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William H. Frey is a Ph.D. demographer and sociologist specializing in U.S. demographics. This site provides links to publications, demographic issues, media stories, data tools and resources for teachers developed by projects with which Dr. Frey is associated.

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