Data is now available for 20 of the nation’s 52 metropolitan areas with more than 1,000,000 population. The early results indicate a pattern of accelerating dispersion of the population to the suburbs as is indicated in the table below. Thus far, historic core municipality growth has been approximately one-half the 1990s rate. During the 2000s, the historic cores have accounted for 8.8 percent of metropolitan growth, down nearly one-half from the 1990s rate.
|Summary of 2010 Census Results|
|Major Metropolitan Areas (Over 1,000,000 Population)|
Historical Core Municipalities
|Share of Growth||8.8%||91.2%||100.0%|
|Share of Growth||15.5%||84.5%||100.0%|
|Includes 20 of 52 metropolitan areas released by 3-3-2010|