Excerpt from The Growth of New York The concentration of population in great cities, during the present century, is so clearly shown in the census returns, appears to be so constant and to be due to such general and permanent causes, that it may be regarded as a fixed tendency and law of growth, and have its place in calculations of future progress. Illustrations of this law are found in the census returns of this country and of France and Great Britain. Population is found to be accumulating more rapidly in the cities than in the country at large, and in certain great central cities than in the cities at large. In the following table, the total population is divided into three classes: I. The great cities. II. Forty-one other cities, including all which had, in 1860, a population of 15,000. III. The rest of the country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.