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Title:Illinois Government Research no. 57 1983: Illinois Settlement Changes Challenge State and Local Governments
Author(s):Smith, Everett G., Jr.
Subject(s):Illinois government
State government
Abstract:The 1980 census provides the latest glimpse into who lives where in this nation and its states Changing locations of people have prompted publicity recently about a repopulation of the American countryside and revival of its small town These tendencies suggest new directions and dimensions of national settlement patterns. Moreover, these changes challenge governments and their officials at all levels to allocate public works and services to areas where they are needed and demanded. Maps of population redistributions can help clarify government plans and actions. As one of the megastates, Illinois reflects national trends. The state, with its diverse population, variety of places in which to live—ranging from small hamlets to a major metropolis, and mixture of economic activities, serves as a microcosm of the country at large. The need to redraw legislative districts has focused some popular attention on the fact that Illinois and other midwestern and some northeastern states did not grow as fast as the rest of the nation during the 1970s Somewhat less well known is information about where people have chosen to live within each state's boundaries.
Issue Date:1983-07
Publisher:Institute of Government and Public Affairs. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Illinois Government Research, no. 57 (July 1983)
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 1983 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-12-06

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