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Demographic History of the United States

As a typical colonial foundation, British North American provinces often developed cities relatively early in their histories.

Between, 1880 and 1900 the urban population of the United States rose from 28% to 40% (1), in part due to 9,000,000 European immigrants. After 1890 the US rural population began to plummet as farmers were displaced by mechanization and forced to migrate to urban factory jobs.

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Arizona

In the 1990s, Arizona's rural population grew by 29% while the rural retiree population grew by 43%.

Colorado

During the 1990s, Colorado's rural working-age population grew by 40% and the rural retiree population grew by 23%. The statewide population grew 31%, the statewide retiree population grew by 27%, and the statewide working-age population grew by 31%.

Florida

In the 1990s, the population of Florida's rural counties grew 25%. The state's rural retiree population grew 28%. The overall population increased by 24%, while the retiree population increased 19%.

Illinois

During the 1990s, the rural population of Illinois increased by 1%, while the population of Chicago increased 12%.

Kansas

During the 1990s, the rural population of Kansas increased by 2%, while the statewide increase was 9%.

Minnesota

During the 1990s, the population of Minnesota increased 12%. The working-age population increased 14% and the retiree population increased 9%.

North Dakota

In the 1990s, the rural population of North Dakota decreased 6% while the overall population remained constant.

Washington

During the 1990s, Washington's rural population grew by 20%. Meanwhile, the rural working-age population grew 22% and the rural retiree population grew 16%. Overall, there was 21% growth with 23% for statewide working-age populations and 15% for retirees.

See also: rural exodus, rural sociology

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