MEASURES OF THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF U.S. POPULATIONS 1790-1970 AND THEIR CORRELATION WITH TRANSPORT, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, AND GNP

This study is one of a series examining the historical growth of transportation in the United States and its correlation with the national and urban economy, hoping to show some of the basic relationships quantitatively. The fundamental speculation presented here and supported by evidence from several diverse sources, is that population potential and its related variables are useful macro variables for characterizing the spatial order of populations, and that the spatial order can be related to the economic order of such a population at equivalent macro levels of analysis through the variables of physical transport systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • HASSLER, F L
  • Publication Date: 1976-11-22

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SS-200-U9-33
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM