Finding Exurbia: America’s Fast-Growing Communities at the Metropolitan Fringe

Part of the Living Cities Census Series, this publication is a brief for the Brookings Institution in the Cities and Suburbs section. The publication examines the nature, extent and geographical variety of "Exurbs" that are situated in large metropolitan areas in the United States. The publication examines demographic and economic data from 1990 to 2005 and defines exurbs as "communities located on the urban fringe that have at least 20 percent of their workers commuting to jobs in an urbanized area, exhibit low housing density, and have relatively high population growth". Detailed maps and tables are also provided.

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    Brookings Institution

    Metropolitan Policy Program, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036-2188

    Living Cities: National Community Development Initiative

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    New York, NY  United States  10027
  • Authors:
    • Berube, Alan
    • Singer, Audry
    • Wilson, Jill H
    • Frey, William H
  • Publication Date: 2006-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47p

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  • Accession Number: 01055584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2007 11:53AM