Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8:30 AM
In each of the eight metropolitan areas, the suburbs grew at a rate substantially greater than that of the core municipality. The core municipalities had an average growth from 2000 to 2010 of 3.2 percent. Suburban growth was 21.7 percent, nearly 7 times as great. Overall, the number of people added to the suburbs was 14 times that added to the core municipalities.
The analysis also found that the core areas that had older housing stock saw more modest development growth and population loss.