Population

Blog post
September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
Michael Lewyn
September 15, 2017, 7am PDT
In a wide-ranging editorial, Mark Allen argues for strategies that may help communities cope with climate disasters as they grow more frequent.
Green Left Weekly
July 6, 2017, 6am PDT
First the auto companies blamed millennials for not driving enough, and now demographers blame them for the nation's declining birth rate.
The Washington Post
Blog post
June 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In a free market, the richest neighborhoods would ordinarily be the most popular. But some well-off urban neighborhoods are actually losing population. Why?
Michael Lewyn
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
Governing
March 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Post-recession population growth in the United States looks a lot like pre-recession growth in the United States. As some have predicted or already noticed: the story of U.S. growth is still suburban.
FiveThirtyEight
December 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Texas and Utah were the leaders in growth for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; Illinois lost more residents than any other state.
U.S. Census Bureau
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.
FiveThirtyEight
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.
Citymetric
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