Fourteenth Census of the United States: Population. Number and Distribution of Inhabitants

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921 - United States - 78 pages
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Page 43 - As previously noted in THE AMERICAN CITY, the census shows that 51.4 per cent of the total population of the United States in 1920 was urban, the Census Bureau classifying as urban population that residing in cities and other incorporated places having 2,500 inhabitants or more, and in towns of that size in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Page 62 - The areas thus mapped out may be briefly defined as "cities and adjacent territory." In the case of each city having within its own boundaries 200,000 inhabitants or more, there has been delimited what may be termed a "metropolitan district...
Page 32 - Jf the surface of the United States be considered as a rigid level plane without weight and the population distributed thereon, all individuals being assumed to have equal weight, the point on which this plane would balance would be the center of population.
Page 43 - Urban population being thus defined, the remainder of the country is classed as rural, consisting of all unincorporated territory and all incorporated places having fewer than 2,500 inhabitants, except in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, where it consists of all towns under 2,500.
Page 43 - ... (which are the primary divisions of the counties), and no town as a whole is incorporated as a municipality until it attains a population greatly in excess of two thousand five hundred.
Page 17 - California, and New Jersey) show greater rates of increase than the country as a whole and 4 (New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Missouri) show smaller rates. In 15 states the population increased less than 10 per cent, or decreased. Five of these — South Dakota, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Nevada— had fewer than 800,000 inhabitants each, their combined population being only 2,277,479, but each of the remaining 10 had more than 1,000,000 inhabitants and their combined population...
Page 32 - If all the people in the United States were to be assembled in one place, the center of population would be the point which they could reach with the minimum aggregate travel, assuming that they all traveled in direct lines from their residence to the meeting place.
Page 34 - Ohio 1.6 13.3 1870 48 miles east by north of Cincinnati, Ohio 1880 8 miles west by south of Cincinnati, Ohio (in Ky . ) . . 20 miles east of Columbus, Ind...
Page 62 - In many cases, however, the number of inhabitants enumerated within the municipal boundaries gives an inadequate idea of the population grouped about one urban center. In fact, in only a few of the large cities do the municipal boundaries closely define the urban area. Immediately beyond the political limits of many cities, and connected with them by rapid transportation systems, are densely populated suburban districts which industrially and socially are parts of the cities themselves, differing...
Page 20 - In 1830 and 6,100 in 1840) on public ships in the service of the United States, not credited to any division or State.

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