Urban Dwellers Have Risen =
@ 81% of Population vs. 70% Fifty Years Ago, 46% a Century Ago
Urban Population as Percent of Total Population, USA, 1910 – 2013
Source: The World Bank, United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. US Census Bureau.
Note: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas. Urban areas are densely developed territories that contain at least 2,500 people, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is
calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.
Interest in urbanization is owing to the fact that many new, online, on-demand platforms / marketplaces typically focus on serving urban populations.
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Urban Population of USA (%)