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Urban Areas in the Transformation of the South: A Review of Modern History

Table 4

Urban economic/social indicators: 1970–2000.

18 Southern metro areas16 Northern metro areas

Population growth118%15.4%
Employment growth135%40.6%
Median family income (real increase)27.1%14.3%
Poverty rate
 197016.5%9.3%
 200012.3%9.7%
Manufacturing employment
 197020.1%26.8%
 200012.3%15.0%

Source: Wright [14].

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