Social / Demographics

Census data shows that Seattle jumped Baltimore to become the country's tenth most densely populated city. Is Seattle on the cusp of a changing of the guard when it comes to density and population growth?
2 hours ago   The Seattle Times
One of the sad contradictions of the revival of core urban areas has been the clash between waves of investment and affluence with large populations of homelessness. Many cities are still coming to terms with the issue, much less solving it.
6 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
The only major candidate, Democrat or Republican, to call for an end to the contentious ethanol mandate won the Republican caucus, clearly beating Donald Trump. That could doom what many even in Iowa, among even some farmers, call a boondoggle.
6 days ago   The New York Times - Politics
Louisville, Kentucky has recently been named the "most rapidly growing urban heat island" in the U.S., but what led to this title? Jeff Byles traces how cities are becoming increasingly warm through a number of different factors, including economic.
Feb 1, 2016   Doggerel
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
Feb 1, 2016   The Houston Chronicle
With the national spotlight rightfully focused on the irreversible effects of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, another insidious threat remains: motor vehicle emissions affecting children's lungs.
Feb 1, 2016   EPA Connect
Newly released data from the Weldon Cooper Center's Demographics Research Group shows a state shifting in population growth northward—toward Washington D.C. and inner ring suburbs.
Jan 30, 2016   StatChat
A new book published by the Pew Research Center details the demographic changes that will shape the politics—beyond presidential elections—of the future.
Jan 29, 2016   Pew Research Center
A map-making effort by The Washington Post's Wonkblog puts the Western United States' population, or lack thereof, in perspective.
Jan 29, 2016   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A new report issued by McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute provides new thinking about how to create "age-friendly cities."
Jan 28, 2016   Grist
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
Jan 27, 2016   Akron Beacon Journal