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Population

Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
Yesterday   FiveThirtyEight
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.
2 days ago   U.S. Census Bureau
The city of London has completed a long and remarkable comeback to the population level set as its standard back in 1939.
Jan 7, 2015   Citymetric
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.
Dec 13, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
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?
Nov 16, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A report by new think tank City Observatory about where young college graduates are choosing to live inspired plenty of commentary this week.
Oct 22, 2014   New York Times - The Upshot
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?
Aug 12, 2014   Belt Magazine
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.
Feb 5, 2014   Governing
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.
Jan 17, 2014   The Washington Post - The Fix
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.
Jan 11, 2014   Comeback City
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.
Jan 7, 2014   San Francisco Examiner