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

Table 7

Metropolitan employment (1000s).

YearTotal Empl.Pct. Manuf.Pct. FIRE and Prof. and Bus. ServicesPct. Public Admin.

Norfolk1950
1970
2000
164
442
777
17.38
13.12
10.16
10.18
17.19
19.18
17.56
9.50
6.95
Richmond1950
1970
2000
141
309
547
22.70
21.36
12.25
15.11
23.95
38.21
9.01
7.12
6.95
Charlotte1950
1970
2000
85
324
681
23.18
34.26
17.03
12.59
19.44
37.00
4.82
2.47
2.50
Greensboro, WS1950
1970
2000
145
311
535
38.62
38.91
22.62
10.28
19.61
34.58
5.93
2.57
2.80
Raleigh-Durham1950
1970
2000
93
232
646
18.28
19.83
14.09
15.16
30.17
41.33
9.35
5.17
5.11
Atlanta1950
1970
2000
273
771
2159
19.41
22.83
12.74
14.36
22.83
36.64
8.57
5.32
4.26
Jacksonville1950
1970
2000
118
249
548
12.97
10.84
8.21
12.97
23.29
38.32
10.25
6.43
5.11
Miami-Ft. L.1950
1970
2000
282
883
2168
7.02
13.14
7.80
14.68
24.80
39.39
5.64
3.96
4.29
Orlando1950
1970
2000
43.6
198
802
8.94
12.63
7.73
14.68
23.74
35.16
5.50
4.55
3.62
Tampa-St. P.1950
1970
2000
144
379
1086
14.58
14.25
9.30
12.97
24.27
40.06
6.11
4.22
4.05
Memphis1950
1970
2000
170
336
549
20.59
19.05
12.39
13.65
23.21
34.24
5.82
4.76
4.74
Nashville1950
1970
2000
107
301
669
22.90
24.25
15.25
15.89
24.92
35.87
7.48
4.32
4.19
Birmingham1950
1970
2000
202
300
477
25.74
24.33
12.58
10.84
23.00
39.41
5.59
4.00
3.98
New Orleans1950
1970
2000
255
394
575
15.69
13.71
8.52
15.10
25.38
37.74
7.49
5.08
5.57
Austin1950
1970
2000
58
159
662
6.55
8.80
14.95
15.52
32.70
36.86
18.79
10.63
7.40
Dallas-Ft. Worth1950
1970
2000
415
1026
2555
20.96
24.37
14.52
11.95
23.88
36.67
6.00
3.70
2.94
Houston1950
1970
2000
325
881
2143
22.46
19.18
12.88
13.14
24.40
36.63
4.83
3.41
3.31
San Antonio1950
1970
2000
160
355
764
11.44
9.86
8.25
13.94
22.54
38.22
15.81
12.11
5.50

Total employment and means for percentages1950
1970
2000
3181
7526
17,662
18.30
20.10
12.29
13.50
25.91
37.16
8.59
5.63
4.63

Source: US Bureau of the Census and HUD State of the Cities Data.

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