The Political Integration of Metropolitan Areas

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Problem of the Metropolitan Area

Returns from the 1930 census to date reveal a continuing urbanization of the American people. Figures from all parts of the country show that the large cities have been gaining in population at the expense of the rural districts. The drift to the cities is the more striking when heads are counted in the “greater city,” including its suburbs or “trade territory.” In many cities thousands of people who do their business in the city live just outside its political boundaries—a condition which has led to the claim that the Bureau of the Census should take the population of suburbs into consideration in compiling its new city ratings. As a result of such claims the bureau may set up this ...

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