June 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
May 20, 2016, 10am PDT
An estimated 5 million Native Americans lived in the area that would become the United States when Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492. After reaching a low in the late 19th century, the Native American population has almost fully recovered.
Get Data
April 26, 2016, 6am PDT
According to U.S. Census data released this month, Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, and there are only more Millennials on the way.
Pew Research Center
December 29, 2015, 9am PST
New Census data provides a contemporary view of domestic migration, which has returned to pre-recession patterns.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 25, 2015, 7am PDT
The Census has confirmed what many trend stories and liberals have been saying for a while now—white people are moving back to cities.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 21, 2015, 5am PDT
It used to be that the nation's rural areas suffered from the highest poverty rates. Today, nearly half of the American poor live in mid-sized counties.
Pew Research Center
July 31, 2015, 8am PDT
As the nation becomes more racially diverse, so too do the suburbs.
Brookings: The Avenue
May 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 21, 2015, 10am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates shows persistent trends of growth in the Sun Belt along with a few other noteworthy data points.
U.S. Census Bureau
January 7, 2015, 7am PST
The city of London has completed a long and remarkable comeback to the population level set as its standard back in 1939.
December 13, 2014, 1pm PST
New demographic data released Dec. 11 by the state Department of Finance shows the state grew by 335,000 people to 38.5 million, nearly one percent, despite a declining birth rate. While the most in six years, the growth rate has slowed overall.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2014, 1pm PST
More people translates to more emissions, right? Cut back on population growth and you'll reduce emissions and the threat of climate change, along with other environmental woes—it's a no-brainer. Or is it?
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 22, 2014, 8am PDT
A report by new think tank City Observatory about where young college graduates are choosing to live inspired plenty of commentary this week.
New York Times - The Upshot
August 12, 2014, 2pm PDT
Ben Schulman and Xiaoran Li lead an interesting thought experiment about the populations of cities around the country. That is, what would happen to the population of American cities if all their sizes were standardized?
Belt Magazine
February 5, 2014, 9am PST
Governing takes a closer look at the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent population estimates to reveal the data behind the country’s shifted migration patterns and present some ideas about what’s driving the new migration paradigms.
January 17, 2014, 5am PST
A mesmerizing presentation of the narrative arc of the United State’s 20 most populated metropolitan areas reveals the evolving weave of interrelationships that make up the country's urban settlements.
The Washington Post - The Fix
January 11, 2014, 11am PST
Like many cities built on the old economy of steel and automobile manufacturing, Baltimore is struggling to attract and retain citizens. Recent population growth bears examination.
Comeback City
January 7, 2014, 8am PST
An upcoming report by the Association of Bay Area Governments projects the city of San Francisco to add a record-breaking number of residents by 2040. The SF Examiner is running a week-long series exploring the impacts of the expected growth.
San Francisco Examiner
December 31, 2013, 5am PST
New data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the country's population grew by only 2.3 million residents last year. Growth was strongest in the South and West, but North Dakota and D.C. saw the biggest percentage gains.
The New York Times
November 22, 2013, 8am PST
The Communist Party announced on Nov. 15 two huge changes to two long-term policies that exerted enormous control over its citizens. More couples will be allowed to have additional children and "reeducation through labor camps" will be abolished.
The New York Times - Asia Pacific