Census data shows that Lacrosse, WA (pop. 315) and other small, rural towns are getting smaller. Some blame the Conservation Reserve Program. But Lacrosse and many others aren't going quietly - they're fighting to hang on.
Mar 17, 2011 The Spokesman-Review
About a quarter of the counties in the U.S. are seeing more deaths per year than births, according to census data.
Feb 26, 2011 ABC
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show big growth in the Sun Belt of the Southwest. This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks into why.
Dec 30, 2010 The New York Times
Poverty is high and rising in rural areas across America. But there are also significant differences in the extent of that poverty, depending on the region.
Dec 28, 2010 The Daily Yonder
Yonah Freemark says that new Census data is revealing that the South and West are growing while the Midwest and East are shrinking, which could signal a shift in policy from traditionally urban areas to more exurban-centric regions.
Dec 25, 2010 Next American City
Writing for <em>Next American City</em>, Yonah Freemark reviews recently released Census data to find increasing income levels in inner cities, and a growing spatial divide between poorer populations.
Dec 20, 2010 Next American City
Last week, China deployed six million workers for a 10-day effort to count the country's population. A surge in citizens relocating from rural to urban areas makes the task difficult, reports the Economist.
Nov 12, 2010 The Economist
More first-time, energy-conscious, urban home buyers with smaller households have contributed to a noticeable reduction in home size as shown in 2008-2009 housing Census data. Concurrently, lower-priced home sales outpaced more expensive homes.
Jun 28, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer Via Austin American Statesman
Dipping into Colorado's census information reveals 7,000 new farms in the state, in addition to other surprising statistics.
Dec 23, 2009 The Denver Post
An audit of the past census found that 373,567 Texans were not counted, for an estimated loss of $2,913 per person-or $1 billion in federal funds from 2002 to 2012.
Jun 11, 2009 The Houston Chronicle