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.
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