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Winter 2002, The Continuing Decentralization of People and Jobs in the United States

Dong Hwan An, Peter Gordon and Harry W. Richardson
The census of 2000 reported that since 1990 the U.S. population had grown by slightly more than 13 percent. Most of the nation’s cities did not grow by this much, while most of their suburbs grew by as much or more. Of the largest 50 cities, only 13 exceeded national population growth (of the top 20, only four did). Predictably all of these were in the Sunbelt states.