Growing Cities, Shrinking Cities

Source: Kyle Fee and Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, April 14, 2011

As the 2010 census data rolls out, researchers will be conducting extensive analysis on a variety of issues. So far we have only been privy to the re-apportionment (population) data, which have generated their fair share of media coverage. Regardless of the media spin, a clearer picture of how cities’ populations have changed from 2000 to 2010 is emerging. What are some of the characteristics of the cities that grew, and how do they compare to those of the cities that shrank?

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