Immigration

Large numbers of young people, some wearing and masks and others note, walk around an outdoor shopping mall in Southern California.

Five Takeaways From California’s 2022 Demographic Changes

California’s recent population losses could provide an opportunity for state leaders to address the challenges facing the state.

January 1, 2023 - Mercury News

Miami and Key Biscayne

The Great American Exodus: A Conservative's Perspective

During his keynote speech on September 11 at the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis describes the demographic shifts in America since he became governor in 2019 in what he calls the 'Great American Exodus.'

September 27, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

Kids

Opinion: Aging Population, Declining Fertility Requires Long-Term Investments

Faced with the dire consequences of a one-two punch of aging populations and declining birthrates, one writer has suggestions for how policy can help ensure a better future.

August 9, 2022 - Financial Times

Empty New York City street during the COVID-19 pandemic with #NYSTRONG billboard in foreground.

Pandemic-Era Big City Population Loss More Dramatic Than We Thought

A new analysis indicates that many big cities saw their biggest population declines in at least a decade, with suburbs also showing a slowdown in growth.

July 13, 2022 - Brookings

Washington D.C. Protest

A Somber Earth Day Finding

Polling from CBS News/YouGuv shows an inverse relationship between the economy and the environment. A year ago, 56% of respondents rated climate change as an urgent issue. Today's Earth Day finding shows it at 49% as doubts grow about the economy.

April 24, 2022 - CBS News

Crowd

Census: U.S. Population Growing Slower Than Any Point Since the Nation's Founding

The pandemic has added increased mortality to decreasing birth rates and decreasing international immigration.

December 22, 2021 - U.S. Census Bureau

Los Angeles, California

Two Demographic Firsts, Both Losses, for California

The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.

May 10, 2021 - CALmatters

Taipei, Taiwan Skyline

Californians Seek Normalcy by Relocating to Taiwan

As the pandemic continues to disrupt life in the United States, some Taiwanese Americans are rebuilding their lives abroad.

March 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Border Wall

The Failures of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Trump's promised "impenetrable" wall has proven to be anything but.

March 7, 2021 - High Country News

Carlos Correa

Houston: The Prophetic City

The Houston story gets a new telling in a recently published book by Stephen Klineberg.

June 24, 2020 - Texas Monthly

Metro Rapid Bus

Causes of the Pre-COVID Decline in Bus Ridership

Even before the effects fo the coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced ridership, transit riders were declining in cities across the country. The reasons for the downward trend were varied.

April 8, 2020 - The New York Times

School Chlidren

2019 Year-End Census Estimate: Slowest Growth in 100 Years

The 12-month period ending July 1, 2019, saw the lowest population growth rate, 0.5 percent, since 1918, reported the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday. Natural increase (births minus deaths) was the lowest in decades. Ten states saw population declines.

January 5, 2020 - U.S. Census Bureau

Sacramento

Why Is It Taking So Long for California's Population to Reach 40 Million?

It was thought that California's population would reach 40 million two summers ago, but growth continues to slow, setting records. Net migration, which includes domestic and international movement, was negative for the first time since 2010.

January 2, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Virginia State Government

Election 2019: Changing Demographics Explain Democrats' Victory in Virginia

It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.

November 12, 2019 - The New York Times

Naturalization

Cities Benefit From Programs to Welcome Outsiders

St. Louis’ Mosaic Project offers an example of how U.S. cities can welcome foreign talent and benefit from their skills.

August 10, 2019 - The Brookings Institute

Immigration Arrest

Public Transit Advocacy in an Age of Immigration Crackdowns

Lynda Lopez argues that transit advocates should be immigrant allies during crackdowns.

August 2, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

New York City

Immigration and Urban Growth

After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?

June 19, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

Naturalization

Answers to Key Questions about U.S. Immigration

The Pew Research Center this week released its most recent "Facts on U.S. Immigrants" report.

June 5, 2019 - Pew Research Center

Butte County, California

An Unexpected Turn for California's New State Population Report

Population data released May 1 by the Department of Finance reveals the Golden State's lowest population growth rate on record, at 0.47 percent.

May 6, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

South Los Angeles

L.A.'s Long History of Informal Housing

The story of informal housing is one of changing racial and class demographics, economic opportunity and needs, and regulatory control.

February 7, 2019 - Boom California

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