California's population dipped below 39 million as of July, according to the Census Bureau, after seeing its net domestic migration loss this year exceed last year's. Only New York has seen a greater loss as a percentage of population.
The U.S. Has a New Center: Hartville, Missouri
The center cannot hold.
Where Have All the Metropolitan Statistical Areas Gone?
A total of 144 metropolitan statistical areas might lose their federal designation if a proposal under discussion at the Office of Management and Budget is approved.
What Is the American Community Survey?
The American Community Survey offers a treasure trove of social, economic, housing and demographic data.
Are Cities Really Losing Millennials?
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
For 2020 Census, Cities Face Hurdles Finding People to Count
In many cities, people are living in places that are hard to locate. But accurate census counts are crucial to ensuring cities get their fair share of political power and funding.
How Some Cities Are Losing People and Staying Prosperous
Population loss doesn't always equate to economic decline. Richard Florida discusses a study examining American metros that are retaining their economic vitality as they shrink.
Understanding Cities Through Their Life Cycles
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
A Little Baby Boom in Seattle
There must be something in the water for the first time in decades in Seattle; there are suddenly many more children living in the city.
Population Growth at 80-Year Low
William H. Frey reveals the most important takeaways from the recent population data released by the U.S. Census, and recommends the country focus on caring for an aging population and leveraging immigration for economic growth.
Carrying Capacity, Population Growth, and Urban Planning
Breakthrough Institute co-founder, Ted Nordhaus, explores the etymology of "carrying capacity" from a shipping term to a biological term, but objects to its application to human population. Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute responds.
New Report Contradicts the U.N.: More Like 84 Percent of the World Lives in Urban Areas
"Everything we've heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong."
10 Stats That Explain the World in 2017
Looking for lessons about 2017?
The Urban Revival Is (Probably) Not Over
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
Planning for an Era of Climate Change Disasters
In a wide-ranging editorial, Mark Allen argues for strategies that may help communities cope with climate disasters as they grow more frequent.
Another Problem to Blame on Millennials
First the auto companies blamed millennials for not driving enough, and now demographers blame them for the nation's declining birth rate.
What's the Matter With the Upper East Side?
In a free market, the richest neighborhoods would ordinarily be the most popular. But some well-off urban neighborhoods are actually losing population. Why?
Population Decline in the Latest Census Estimates
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.
New Census Data Confirms: Suburban Areas Lead U.S. Growth
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.
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