Population Decline

Germany has been able to fend off the worst effects of the deep recession that's beset seemingly every European country. But it finds itself facing the same continent-wide demographic crisis afflicting its less-affluent neighbors.
Aug 15, 2013   The New York Times
In stark contrast to recent laws targeting immigrants in Arizona and Alabama, Baltimore is joining a host of other (largely rust belt) cities in designing policies and programs to attract immigrants in order to stabilize their populations.
Jul 26, 2012   The Washington Post
A Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit program called CommunityNEXT is raising funds and providing a $250 rent subsidy for those that chose to live in Detroit's downtown of Midtown.
Aug 24, 2011   The Detroit News
As cities like Detroit show major population losses in the enumeration of the 2010 Census, experts discuss why cities are shrinking on this episode of the <em>Diane Rehm Show</em>.
Mar 30, 2011   The Diane Rehm Show
Cities with high populations of black Americans are losing them, according to figures form the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mar 24, 2011   USA Today
Detroit's population plunged by 25% over the last decade, according to census figures - the largest decline of any major city in American history.
Mar 23, 2011   New York Times
The San Francisco Bay Area has seen its smallest rate of growth in the state's history, according to data from the 2010 Census.
Mar 11, 2011   The Contra Costa Times
As the world's population urbanizes, rural areas are being abandoned. But they don't have to sit empty and unused, according to this piece from <em>GOOD</em>.
Jan 18, 2011   Good
Birth rates are dropping across Europe, and some cities are on the verge of collapse because of it. Exhibit A: Hoyerswerda, Germany.
Feb 2, 2010   Guardian
Economist Edward L. Glaeser takes a look at how the housing bubble has affected changing populations in the Sun Belt.
Jan 16, 2010   The New York Times
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
Sep 24, 2009   The Chronicle for Higher Education