Population Decline

July 1, 2019, 8am PDT
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.
CityLab
June 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
Blog post
May 23, 2019, 2pm PDT

The U.S. Census released new population and housing units estimates for cities today. Phoenix added more residents between July 2017 and July 2018 than any city in the country.

James Brasuell
March 21, 2019, 5am PDT
More than 900 Chinese cities are continuing to plan for growth even as their populations shrink.
South China Morning Post
August 24, 2018, 11am PDT
Small jurisdictions in Pennsylvania are losing population and revenue, and some of them are ready to call it a day.
Governing
August 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
While the housing crisis of expensive coastal cities gets all the attention, many parts of the country are challenged with real estate markets that lack the stability to attract investments.
Forbes
July 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Rather than projecting when the 50 million milestone will be reached, demographic and political indicators predict the state's population is more likely to decline, according to Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square.
Zocalo Public Square
June 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Experts expect the 2020 Census to reveal some potentially startling trends of population decline in rural parts of the country.
Axios
March 30, 2018, 10am PDT
While migration bolsters the populations of outer suburbs in the West and the South, their counterparts in the East and the Midwest show signs of decline. That includes well-off areas.
The New York Times
March 17, 2018, 11am PDT
While the scale of Detroit's population loss is well known, the lesser known that the city's economy has grown steadily in recent decades. It's not alone.
StatChat
January 10, 2018, 10am PST
The population of Hawaii fell in 2017 for only the third time since 1959. High housing costs are likely to blame.
The Washington Post
November 10, 2017, 12pm PST
The Detroit Future City Implementation Office has completed a new strategic plan that will redirect the organizations revitalization efforts, four years after the city adopted the largely successful Detroit Future City framework.
Detroit Free Press
October 17, 2017, 9am PDT
While mayors of shrinking cities do all they can to buoy a discouraging metric, others ask whether population growth is all it's cracked up to be.
Governing
April 19, 2017, 8am PDT
The Detroit Pistons recently played their last game in the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit Free Press
April 5, 2017, 5am PDT
New data from the U.S. Census and Empire Center shows that for the first time in a decade, the Empire State lost population. Furthermore, last year only two upstate counties had more residents arrive from other states than leave.
New York Post
September 14, 2016, 7am PDT
Cleveland is a thought leader in bulldozing houses, according to a recent op-ed on Cleveland.com, but it's time to imagine a new paradigm.
Cleveland.com
August 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The population of Nagoro, Japan has declined in recent years from 300 to just 30 people. Local artist Tsukimi Ayano has populated the village with scarecrows to replace some of the familiar community figures who are now gone.
NPR
January 27, 2016, 2pm PST
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
Akron Beacon Journal
January 14, 2016, 9am PST
By using the data provided by millions of Twitter users, two researchers discovered surprising insights into public sentiment in shrinking cities.
At Lincoln House
January 28, 2015, 2pm PST
While Washington D.C. and its surrounding counties is in the midst of a population, development, and infrastructure investment boom, the region farther south and west in the state of Virginia is bleeding population.
Bristol Herald Courier