Survey of Local Growth Issues (RCED-00-272, September 2000)

  In your opinion, which of the following best describes the pace of your community's growth and development over the last 10 years? Number of Cases
Very slow Somewhat slow About right Somewhat fast Very fast Uncertain Other No answer
Alabama Counties 0 13.3 20.0 40.0 26.7 0 0 0 15
Cities 0 20.0 50.0 20.0 10.0 0 0 0 10
Alaska Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Arizona Counties 0 0 16.7 33.3 50.0 0 0 0 6
Cities 0 0 7.1 28.6 64.3 0 0 0 14
Arkansas Counties 10.0 0 10.0 10.0 50.0 0 0 20.0 10
Cities 9.1 18.2 0 18.2 45.5 0 0 9.1 11
California Counties 11.1 11.1 7.4 59.3 7.4 0 0 3.7 27
Cities 6.2 23.6 33.3 22.1 13.8 0 0 1.0 195
Colorado Counties 0 0 20.0 20.0 60.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 16.7 5.6 33.3 44.4 0 0 0 18
Connecticut Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 16.7 25.0 41.7 16.7 0 0 0 0 12
Delaware Counties 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 0 66.7 33.3 0 0 0 0 3
District of Columbia Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Florida Counties 0 3.4 10.3 17.2 65.5 0 0 3.4 29
Cities 4.9 11.5 26.2 23.0 34.4 0 0 0 61
Georgia Counties 0 5.3 13.2 34.2 47.4 0 0 0 38
Cities 7.7 15.4 15.4 23.1 30.8 0 0 7.7 13
Idaho Counties 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 20.0 40.0 20.0 20.0 0 0 0 5
Illinois Counties 0 15.0 30.0 25.0 30.0 0 0 0 20
Cities 4.8 16.1 30.6 22.6 24.2 0 0 1.6 62
Indiana Counties 0 11.5 34.6 19.2 34.6 0 0 0 26
Cities 15.0 5.0 20.0 45.0 15.0 0 0 0 20
Iowa Counties 0 0 14.3 57.1 28.6 0 0 0 7
Cities 6.3 31.3 31.3 25.0 6.3 0 0 0 16
Kansas Counties 0 14.3 14.3 42.9 28.6 0 0 0 7
Cities 8.3 8.3 33.3 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 12
Kentucky Counties 0 9.1 0 36.4 54.5 0 0 0 11
Cities 0 25.0 12.5 25.0 37.5 0 0 0 8
Louisiana Counties 7.1 21.4 21.4 28.6 21.4 0 0 0 14
Cities 0 30.0 0 30.0 40.0 0 0 0 10
Maine Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 50.0 0 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Maryland Counties 10.0 10.0 30.0 20.0 30.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 16.7 16.7 16.7 33.3 16.7 0 0 0 6
Massachusetts Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 6.7 23.3 26.7 26.7 13.3 0 0 3.3 30
Michigan Counties 0 15.0 25.0 45.0 15.0 0 0 0 20
Cities 9.1 18.2 24.2 33.3 12.1 0 0 3.0 33
Minnesota Counties 6.7 13.3 13.3 20.0 46.7 0 0 0 15
Cities 4.0 20.0 24.0 16.0 36.0 0 0 0 25
Mississippi Counties 0 0 0 33.3 55.6 0 0 11.1 9
Cities 11.1 22.2 33.3 0 33.3 0 0 0 9
Missouri Counties 0 0 27.8 22.2 44.4 0 0 5.6 18
Cities 0 0 38.9 38.9 16.7 0 0 5.6 18
Montana Counties 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 20.0 0 0 60.0 20.0 0 0 0 5
Nebraska Counties 0 0 33.3 16.7 50.0 0 0 0 6
Cities 0 0 20.0 20.0 60.0 0 0 0 5
Nevada Counties 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 0 33.3 16.7 50.0 0 0 0 6
New Hampshire Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 40.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 0 0 0 5
New Jersey Counties 0 15.4 15.4 38.5 30.8 0 0 0 13
Cities 15.4 23.1 15.4 30.8 15.4 0 0 0 26
New Mexico Counties 0 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 28.6 28.6 14.3 28.6 0 0 0 7
New York Counties 25.0 25.0 25.0 21.4 3.6 0 0 0 28
Cities 40.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0 0 10.0 20
North Carolina Counties 0 14.3 14.3 35.7 35.7 0 0 0 28
Cities 0 25.0 12.5 25.0 37.5 0 0 0 16
North Dakota Counties 0 25.0 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 25.0 4
Cities 0 0 75.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 4
Ohio Counties 3.0 15.2 24.2 39.4 15.2 0 0 3.0 33
Cities 12.2 17.1 29.3 26.8 14.6 0 0 0 41
Oklahoma Counties 0 40.0 20.0 0 40.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 30.0 30.0 10.0 20.0 0 0 10.0 10
Oregon Counties 0 10.0 20.0 30.0 40.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 0 50.0 30.0 20.0 0 0 0 10
Pennsylvania Counties 11.1 22.2 18.5 29.6 18.5 0 0 0 27
Cities 17.6 58.8 11.8 11.8 0 0 0 0 17
Rhode Island Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 33.3 0 33.3 33.3 0 0 0 3
South Carolina Counties 0 0 7.1 42.9 50.0 0 0 0 14
Cities 0 0 27.3 36.4 36.4 0 0 0 11
South Dakota Counties 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cities 0 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 2
Tennessee Counties 0 18.2 13.6 31.8 36.4 0 0 0 22
Cities 7.1 14.3 14.3 21.4 42.9 0 0 0 14
Texas Counties 2.6 10.5 23.7 21.1 39.5 0 0 2.6 38
Cities 0 19.2 24.7 24.7 31.5 0 0 0 73
Utah Counties 25.0 0 0 0 75.0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 0 8.3 25.0 66.7 0 0 0 12
Vermont Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Virginia Counties 6.5 6.5 12.9 38.7 35.5 0 0 0 31
Cities 6.3 43.8 6.3 37.5 6.3 0 0 0 16
Washington Counties 0 8.3 25.0 33.3 25.0 0 0 8.3 12
Cities 4.5 27.3 18.2 22.7 27.3 0 0 0 22
West Virginia Counties 33.3 16.7 0 16.7 33.3 0 0 0 6
Cities 25.0 50.0 0 25.0 0 0 0 0 4
Wisconsin Counties 0 5.9 35.3 41.2 17.6 0 0 0 17
Cities 13.6 27.3 36.4 9.1 13.6 0 0 0 22
Wyoming Counties 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cities 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Note: The percentages in each row add to 100.
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