U.S. Census Bureau
Table 15. Nativity of the Population by Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Residence: 1960 to 1990
  Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Internet Release date: March 9, 1999

(See text for sources, definitions, and explanations)

Year and type of residence Population Percent distribution
by type of residence
Total Native Foreign born
Number Percnet Total Native Foreign
born
1990 (as defined effective
   June 30, 1993)*
             
        Total 248,709,873 228,942,557 19,767,316 7.9 100.0 100.0 100.0
Inside metropolitan area 1/ 197,725,646 178,946,095 18,779,551 9.5 79.5 78.2 95.0
         In central city 77,456,953 68,004,360 9,452,593 12.2 31.1 29.7 47.8
         Not in central city 120,268,693 110,941,735 9,326,958 7.8 48.4 48.5 47.2
   1,000,000 or more population 132,920,782 117,016,992 15,903,790 12.0 53.4 51.1 80.5
         In central city 49,909,062 41,965,240 7,943,822 15.9 20.1 18.3 40.2
         Not in central city 83,011,720 75,051,752 7,959,968 9.6 33.4 32.8 40.3
      5,000,000 or more population 71,837,167 60,409,890 11,427,277 15.9 28.9 26.4 57.8
         In central city 27,259,652 21,355,342 5,904,310 21.7 11.0 9.3 29.9
         Not in central city 44,577,515 39,054,548 5,522,967 12.4 17.9 17.1 27.9
      1,000,000 to 4,999,999
        population
61,083,615 56,607,102 4,476,513 7.3 24.6 24.7 22.6
         In central city 22,649,410 20,609,898 2,039,512 9.0 9.1 9.0 10.3
         Not in central city 38,434,205 35,997,204 2,437,001 6.3 15.5 15.7 12.3
   Less than 1,000,000 population 64,804,864 61,929,103 2,875,761 4.4 26.1 27.1 14.5
         In central city 27,547,891 26,039,120 1,508,771 5.5 11.1 11.4 7.6
         Not in central city 37,256,973 35,889,983 1,366,990 3.7 15.0 15.7 6.9
Outside metropolitan area 50,984,227 49,996,462 987,765 1.9 20.5 21.8 5.0
1990 (as defined effective
   June 30, 1990)*
             
        Total 248,709,873 228,942,557 19,767,316 7.9 100.0 100.0 100.0
Inside metropolitan area 192,726,330 174,089,700 18,636,630 9.7 77.5 76.0 94.3
    In central city 77,844,025 68,119,147 9,724,878 12.5 31.3 29.8 49.2
    Not in central city 114,882,305 105,970,553 8,911,752 7.8 46.2 46.3 45.1
        Urban 88,439,931 80,279,433 8,160,498 9.2 35.6 35.1 41.3
        Rural 26,442,374 25,691,120 751,254 2.8 10.6 11.2 3.8
Outside metropolitan area 55,983,543 54,852,857 1,130,686 2.0 22.5 24.0 5.7
        Urban 20,850,368 20,228,707 621,661 3.0 8.4 8.8 3.1
        Rural 35,133,175 34,624,150 509,025 1.4 14.1 15.1 2.6
1980*              
        Total 226,545,805 212,465,899 14,079,906 6.2 100.0 100.0 100.0
Inside metropolitan area 169,430,577 156,510,392 12,920,185 7.6 74.8 73.7 91.8
    Urban 145,451,315 133,154,205 12,297,110 8.5 64.2 62.7 87.3
        In central city 67,854,918 61,249,295 6,605,623 9.7 30.0 28.8 46.9
        Not in central city 77,596,397 71,904,910 5,691,487 7.3 34.3 33.8 40.4
    Rural 23,979,262 23,356,187 623,075 2.6 10.6 11.0 4.4
Outside metropolitan area 57,115,228 55,955,507 1,159,721 2.0 25.2 26.3 8.2
    Urban 21,603,323 20,985,468 617,855 2.9 9.5 9.9 4.4
    Rural 35,511,905 34,970,039 541,866 1.5 15.7 16.5 3.8
1970*              
        Total 203,210,158 193,590,856 9,619,302 4.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
Inside metropolitan area 139,416,185 130,947,233 8,468,952 6.1 68.6 67.6 88.0
    In central city 63,790,354 58,982,208 4,808,146 7.5 31.4 30.5 50.0
    Not in central city 75,625,831 71,965,025 3,660,806 4.8 37.2 37.2 38.1
        Urban 59,210,598 55,932,053 3,278,545 5.5 29.1 28.9 34.1
        Rural 16,415,233 16,032,972 382,261 2.3 8.1 8.3 4.0
Outside metropolitan area 63,793,973 62,643,623 1,150,350 1.8 31.4 32.4 12.0
        Urban 26,331,167 25,697,531 633,636 2.4 13.0 13.3 6.6
        Rural 37,462,806 36,946,092 516,714 1.4 18.4 19.1 5.4
1960*              
        Total 179,325,671 169,587,528 9,738,143 5.4 100.0 100.0 100.0
Inside metropolitan area 112,883,757 104,725,327 8,158,430 7.2 62.9 61.8 83.8
    In central city 58,010,482 52,895,696 5,114,786 8.8 32.3 31.2 52.5
    Not in central city 54,873,275 51,829,631 3,043,644 5.5 30.6 30.6 31.3
        Urban 41,560,998 38,973,479 2,587,519 6.2 23.2 23.0 26.6
        Rural 13,312,277 12,856,152 456,125 3.4 7.4 7.6 4.7
Outside metropolitan area 66,441,914 64,862,201 1,579,713 2.4 37.1 38.2 16.2
        Urban 25,712,303 24,904,456 807,847 3.1 14.3 14.7 8.3
        Rural 40,729,611 39,957,745 771,866 1.9 22.7 23.6 7.9

* Indicates sample data.
1/ See text for Table 16 regarding definitions of metropolitan areas by size class.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Authors: Campbell Gibson and Emily Lennon
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