Population Change in U.S. Cities: Estimating and Explaining the Extent of Decline and Level of Resurgence

  title={Population Change in U.S. Cities: Estimating and Explaining the Extent of Decline and Level of Resurgence},
  author={John Rennie Short and Michael Mussman},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  pages={112 - 123}
The revalorization of the U.S. metropolis and restructuring of the U.S. economy are leading to increasingly complex patterns of population growth and decline. In this article we provide an empirical context for understanding the embodied nature of these changes by analyzing the long-term, demographic changes for the 100 largest cities. In terms of population change we identify four model urban types: steady decline, continuous increase, growth interrupted, and slowly resurgent. We consider, in… 

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