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ECON 366 Notes (09.10.2008)

ECON 366 Notes (09.10.2008) - Econ 366 Notes Wednesday...

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Econ 366 Notes Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Chapter 4: Trends in Sizes and Structures of Urban Areas Certain patterns in the sizes of urban areas - Relatively large changes o San Diego (14 to 6) o Phoenix (20 to 9) o Miami (42 to 15) - Ranks tend to persist - From 1790 to 1890 and from 1890 to 1970, the population increase is consistently one way - But starting from 1970, there are some cities that have declining populations o Examples: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit Estimates of City Size Distributions - The higher the population, the lower the G(x) o Natural concept of G(x): As you decrease the population, the rank number would go up Rank-Size Rule
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