Redefining Urban and Suburban America: Evidence from Census 2000 / Edition 1

Redefining Urban and Suburban America: Evidence from Census 2000 / Edition 1

by Alan Berube
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815748973

ISBN-13: 9780815748977

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The early returns from Census 2000 data show that the United States continued to undergo dynamic changes, with cities and suburbs providing the locus of most of the volatility in the 1990s. Metropolitan areas are growing more diverse -- especially with the influx of new immigrants -- the population is aging, and the make-up of households is shifting. Singles and empty

Overview

The early returns from Census 2000 data show that the United States continued to undergo dynamic changes, with cities and suburbs providing the locus of most of the volatility in the 1990s. Metropolitan areas are growing more diverse -- especially with the influx of new immigrants -- the population is aging, and the make-up of households is shifting. Singles and empty-nesters now surpass families with children in many suburbs. The contributors to this book explore the demographic trends and their complexities, along with their implications for the policies and politics shaping metropolitan America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815748977
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
James A. Johnson Metro Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introduction1
1City Growth: Which Places Grew and Why13
2Gaining but Losing Ground: Population Change in Large Cities and Their Suburbs33
3The Urban Turnaround51
4Downtown Rebound63
5Patchwork Cities: Patterns of Urban Population Growth in the 1990s75
6"Boomburbs": The Emergence of Large, Fast-Growing Suburban Cities101
7Suburbs: Patterns of Growth and Decline117
8Racial and Ethnic Change in the Nation's Largest Cities137
9Melting Pot Suburbs: A Study of Suburban Diversity155
10Changing Patterns of Latino Growth in Metropolitan America181
11Racial Segregation: Promising News211
12Ethnic Diversity Grows, Neighborhood Integration Lags235
13City Families and Suburban Singles: An Emerging Household Story257
Contributors291
Index293

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