On any given working day the daytime population of the 50 largest United States cities, as a group, increases by seven percent, based on 1970 Census data. The effect of the comings and goings of workers on a city's population was especially notable in New York City, where the population of Manhattan (New York County) rose by two-thirds every work day. More than 5.4 million people -- about 30 percent of the 18.8 million people working in the 50 largest cities of the United States -- resided in the suburban areas of these cities. Only slightly more than one-third of the workers in the northeast used a car for traveling to work, compared with more than two-thirds in the north central region, and more than three quarters in the south and the west. On the average, over half of the resident workers in the seven cities of the northeast used public transportation, two-thirds of these workers used railroads and subways.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

    1 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10010
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00098595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM