The Shifting Demography of America

The WSJ recently had an article entitled The Realignment of America, by Michael Barone, which attempts to give a finer-grained picture of the demographic shifts in America than the simple ‘the Snow Belt to the Sun Belt’. Barone defines four categories of cities and their associated patterns of change, and then provides a bit of political commentary. These categories are Coastal Megalopolises, Interior Boomtowns, Rust Belt, and Static Cities. Provides a quick summary of some interesting trends in the US.