Urban Growth

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Digital History ID 3841
Number of Towns and Cities
1800 1860
Towns 2,500-5,000 30 357
Cities 25,000-250,000 3 32
Cities 250,000 or more 0 3




Proportion of Population in Urban Areas
1800 1860
Northeast 9 36
West 0 14
South 2 7
Declining Birth Rate

Year
Birth Rate
1800 7.0
1810 6.9
1820 6.7
1830 6.6
1840 6.1
1850 5.4
1860 5.2

Number of children under 5
per 1,000 women aged 15-50
1830 1860
Illinois 1,165 737
Indiana 1,112 733
Michigan 945 627
Ohio  933  644 



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