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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "New Migration Patterns Emerge in U.S.: The Movement of Metropolitan Populations to Nonmetropolitan America: Anomaly or Trend?" by David R. DiMartino.

Internal migration patterns have shifted markedly in the United States during the twentieth century. The exodus of rural populations to urban centers which dominated internal migration during the nineteenth century continued into the twentieth. By mid-century, however, that earlier pattern had given way to different, dominant trends. On the one hand, urban centers had grown massively and were sprawling rapidly out· ward, creating a pattern of decentralized metropolitan populations in surrounding suburbs. On the other hand, metropolitan centers had begun exchanging their urban residents to create an equally large pattern of intermetropolitan population flows. While the mid-century patterns of migration have continued through the 1970's, a new and growing pattern of internal migration has been identified and widely recognized. That emergent pattern is the migration of metropolitan residents to nonmetropolitan destinations well away from their origins, a true reversal of earlier trends.

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