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New Population Numbers Show Central City Resilience

Brookings reports on the newest population estimates from the Census Bureau and finds that numbers:

For the 12 months ending July 2008, when the mortgage meltdown began to show its full effect, make plain that big cities on the coasts and in large stretches of the Heartland registered upticks in their growth at the same time that many suburbs, exurbs and smaller metropolitan areas saw the bottom drop out of their mid-decade growth. In fact, within the nation’s largest metro areas, rising central city growth rates are approaching the declining rates of their suburbs. In some areas, such as Washington D.C. and Atlanta, central city growth has surpassed suburban growth.

The full run-down by the Brookings Institution can be found here.

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