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Largest numerical increase of any decade in US history was during what decade and by how much?
1990s
32.7 million
What percent of the population lived in a metropolitan area in 2000
80%
Did suburbs or central cities account for most of the metropolitan growth?
Suburbs
What percent of the US population lived in suburban areas by 2000?
Half
Describe how the mean center of population shifted between 1900 and 2000.
Generally, it shifted southwest from Bartholomew County, Indiana to Phelps County, Missouri
What was the median age of the population in 2000? Was this an increase or decrease over the median age at the beginning of the 20th century?
35.3; increase
In 2000,l what was the largest 5-year age group and what segment of the population did this represent?
35 to 39 and 40 to 44
Baby-boom generation
What five states had a lower percentage of races other than White in 2000 than in 1950?
Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, West Virginia
In 2000, what three states had a majority "Minority" population (including Hispanics)
California, New Mexico, Hawaii
What was the homeownership rate in 2000?
(What percentage of housing units were owner-occupied)
66%
What percent of households were married couples in 2000? How does this compare to in 1950?
52%; decline from 1950 (78%)
In 2000, what percent of households do women represent the head of household?
36% (about 1 in 3)
What region of the US grew faster than the population in the other regions of the country in every decade of the 20th century?
West
What state had the largest population in 1900?
What state had the largest population in 2000?
New York (1900)
California (2000)
In 2000, the US is ranked as the __ most populous country in the world?
Third, after China and India
In 2000, what was the population density of the US (in people per square mile)? How does that compare to the population density in 1900? How does this compare to the density of other countries?
80 people per square mile
An increase from 26 people per square mile in 1900
The overall world population density is 120 people per square mile.
What 7 states had a population of at least 10 million in 2000?
California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
What was the smallest state (in terms of total population) in 2000?
Wyoming
What census showed that the US population had become predominantly metropolitan?
1950
In what decade did the suburban population surpass the central city population?
1960s
Central city population actually declined in the 1960s and 1970s.
What decade did central city densities peak, and at what density?
1950s
7,517 people per square mile
What were the top 10 fastest growing metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2000?
1. Las Vegas, NV; 2. Naples, FL; 3. Yuma, AZ; 4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX; 5. Austin-San Marcos, TX; 6. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR; 7. Boise, ID; 8. Phoeniz-Meza, AZ; 9. Laredo, TX; 10. Provo-Orem, UT