August 14, 2015, 7am PDT
The U.S. Census has released data from 2013 that offer planners the most up-to-date data available about where Americans work and how they commute.
July 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The country as a whole is getting older—though some counties are aging faster than others.
June 7, 2015, 5am PDT
The American Planning Association is keeping tabs on a bill making its way through Congress that would cut funding for the U.S. Census Bureau.
May 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
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.
February 23, 2015, 2pm PST
The explosive growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area in recent years has mostly gone toward rental housing, and now the area has one of the lowest homeownership rates in the country.
February 21, 2015, 11am PST
The most recent Census Bureau Housing Vacancy Survey showed a long-awaited boom in household growth—to the tune of 1.6 million households in year-over-year growth.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
September 7, 2014, 5am PDT
A new data set released this week by the U.S. Census is helpful for determining patterns of migration during the recession-troubled years of 2008-2012.
September 4, 2014, 12pm PDT
Joel Kotkin explores the small cities that are growing the fastest in the United States, and what factors lead to this growth.
July 4, 2014, 9am PDT
In the most recent analysis to come from a bounty of data releases this week from the U.S. Census, Governing examines the growth of poverty, especially the areas where it concentrates.
July 4, 2014, 7am PDT
Christopher Ingraham breaks down recent data from the U.S. Census that shows which counties are getting younger and which are getting older.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 4, 2014, 5am PDT
Many communities around the country have welcomed breweries for their economic development and placemaking potential. Recent data from the U.S. Economic Census shows just how much the beer industry is growing.
June 2, 2014, 5am PDT
In this opinion piece, Brookings demographer William H. Frey looks at three years of census data and discusses whether urban growth will stay through the decade or whether the U.S. will return to its traditional, post-War suburban growth patterns.
May 26, 2014, 5am PDT
Urban growth is slowing and suburban and beyond growth is increasing according to this Wall Street Journal article. But wait—didn’t we just post an article from Governing that concluded just the opposite from the same Census data released May 22?
May 23, 2014, 12pm PDT
It's hard to avoid tales about the country's urban boom; then the U.S. Census goes and releases data that totally backs it up.
May 20, 2014, 5am PDT
New residential construction data released by the U.S. Census reveals that the construction of traditional, single-family detached housing will retain its diminished role in the American economy for the time being.
New York Times - The Upshot
April 9, 2014, 5am PDT
Movoto turned U.S. population density maps into an animated gif to show how the population has expanded over time.
March 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Comparing the demographic changes of Cleveland and Chicago, the results might surprise you: “Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) is experiencing brain gain. Chicago (Cook County) has brain drain.”
September 14, 2013, 9am PDT
Remember those recent articles in respected national news organizations that reported a million baby boomers had moved to America's 50 largest cities between 2000 and 2010? According to Wendell Cox, they had the story backwards.
December 19, 2012, 10am PST
Americans are less mobile than they were decades ago and it's unclear why. Possible explanations include the recession, habits based on family make-up, as well as telecommuting and job trends, but none of these proposed reasons can be easily proven.