Geography America

Geography America has undergone significant changes since the Great Recession, most notably from 2007.   Various suburbs – especially those in the Southern region – are turning into slums as many individuals are returning to dense core cities. Also of note is what was discovered by demographer Wendell Cox in his analysis. Almost all 20 states that gained additional residents between 2007 and 2012 are found in suburbs from larger cities, mostly California, except Portland. What this means when analyzing geography America is that expansion is developing the fastest in the Southern region, suburban cities and municipalities that are more spread-out.

Further, the study did not reveal a revival of the older, dense cities.  Most cities that grew significantly after 2007 were in the Southern region, such as El Paso, Raleigh and Ft. Worth, and out of the metropolitan areas like Bakersfield, Durham and Corpus Christi.  In addition, suburban cities performed very well including: Irvine (that came in third place); Fremont and Oxnard.

One analyzing current geography America trends can learn the following from these results:  Americans are still moving to more spacious cities that have opportunities for job creation and it is easier to get into schools because they are less populated.  Even if one just looks at the migration figures between 2010 and 2012, it seems to suggest that suburban areas are still the most attractive and the denser the area, the lower the popularity.  Even though there has been a slight decline in growth of suburban locales in the last decade, compared to other areas, these regions have still witnessed a substantial increase.

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