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The historic Pearl District in San Antonio is pictured on a beautiful dat.

The Pandemic Population Picture Comes Into Focus

Big U.S. cities lost population as the pandemic loitered into its second year. Suburban cities in Idaho, Arizona, Texas, and Florida grew the fastest during that time.

May 29, 2022 - James Brasuell

Homeless

Census Releases New Interactive Dashboard to Identify Underserved Communities

The new "My Community Explorer" interactive dashboard is intended to help drive data-based solutions to inequality in and between communities.

April 14, 2022 - U.S. Census Bureau

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

2021 U.S. Population Growth Slows to Unprecedented Rate

The nation's three largest cities lost a combined 700,000 residents between July 2020 and July 2021—the fastest growing regions in the country couldn't keep up. The new data is being framed in the media as evidence of the decline of cities.

March 24, 2022 - U.S. Census Bureau

A map showing the location of Hartville, Missouri.

The U.S. Has a New Center: Hartville, Missouri

The center cannot hold.

November 18, 2021 - U.S. Census Bureau

Mt. Rainier

2020 Population Growth Rates for the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities

The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.

June 4, 2021 - The Seattle Times

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

January 6, 2021

3 Takeaways From 2020 Census Apportionment Data

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its first set of apportionment population and resident population counts for the nation and each state.

April 27, 2021 - James Brasuell

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Prepping for Today's Big 2020 Census Release

Setting the table as the nation awaits the first results from the 2020 Census.

April 26, 2021 - National Public Radio

Rural Community

Change Would Expand the Definition of Rural to Cover More of the Country

Details on a proposed change of definition for Metropolitan Statistical Areas that would greatly expand the area of the country deemed rural.

April 21, 2021 - The Washington Post

Wine Country

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.

March 9, 2021 - Associated Press

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