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Is there demographic data that substantiates that the US is

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Is there demographic data that substantiates that the US is becoming a more urban (city) country? Do more people live in urban areas versus those who live in suburban/rural areas? Is this trend increasing? If that is the case, what legitimate source of data presents this type of information?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
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Yes, it's becoming more urban. Here is raw data presented from 1945 to 2000. Link_to_data



Here is an article that talk about the next 25 years:
Urbanization on the US landscape: looking ahead in the 21st century



Some more data



There is also that nice study about urban growth in some American cites:
Urban Growth in American Cities



Now, to turn myself into a futurist for an instant, this is not irreversible. As internet allow more and more work at home and internet based store become the norm, i think this will literally stop. Criminality and infrastructure problem are out of control in big town. If the US can eventually get fast transportation (like the Japanese fast train system) it would be even easier to reside in rural area.
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