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Ghost towns on the increase as rural America accounts for just 16% of population
07-31-2011, 09:42 PM #1
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Quote: Migration will form a virtual mega-city stretching through Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland and ending in the capital Washington D.C. In 1910 72% of Americans lived in rural areas. Overall the share of people in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16 percent, passing the previous low of 20 percent in 2000, and is expected to drop further because of the economic crisis....http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ation.html

Largest U.S. cities with populations

1 New York, New York 8,175,133
2 Los Angeles, California 3,792,621
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,695,598
4 Houston, Texas 2,099,451
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,526,006
6 Phoenix Arizona, 1,445,632
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,327,407
8 San Diego, California 1,307,402
9 Dallas, Texas 1,197,816
10 San Jose, California 945,942
11 Jacksonville, Florida 821,784
12 Indianapolis, Indiana 820,445
13 San Francisco, California 805,235
14 Austin Texas, 790,390
15 Columbus, Ohio 787,033



07-31-2011, 10:42 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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What about the great white flight?


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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
07-31-2011, 10:44 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,165 Threads:770 Joined:Feb 2011
I have to add, we country folk are mighty grateful for the migration of people into the cities. It makes more room for us.


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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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