A summary of results of two series of demographic trial projections covering each of the 52 largest standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) in the United States. For each SMSA, the 1960 population is divided into 60 components (age, by sex and color). On the basis of explicit and detailed assumptions (outlined in appendixes) as to birth, death, and migration, the size of each component is estimated at five-year intervals, from 1960 to 1985. Results are compared to national projections prepared by the Bureau of the Census, and to SMSA projections prepared by various local agencies.
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