Population Growth

July 6, 2017, 6am PDT
First the auto companies blamed millennials for not driving enough, and now demographers blame them for the nation's declining birth rate.
The Washington Post
July 1, 2017, 7am PDT
The "small-town feel" of Conroe, Texas is touted as one of the reason for its quick population growth.
The Urban Edge
June 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The city of Everett is expecting a 60 percent jump in population by 2035, most of which will be focused in its city center. All of those people will also need an efficient and useful citywide transit system.
The Urbanist
June 2, 2017, 6am PDT
The Atlanta metropolitan area is facing an estimated 2.5 million new residents by 2040. Some current residents are surprised at some of the neighborhoods accommodating that growth.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
According to this opinion piece, the tales of urbanizing Canada are overblown. "We're a suburban nation," says one of the sources quoted in the article.
The Globe and Mail
May 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Census released its 2016 population data today. It feels a lot like a popularity contest.
U.S. Census Bureau
May 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The "back to the city" narrative might make for good headlines, but an analysis of California's growth patterns tell a different story. Take San Diego County as an example.
Voice of San Diego
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
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.
Governing
March 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
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.
FiveThirtyEight
March 19, 2017, 9am PDT
This year, Cairo is estimated to grow by half a million people, but the city's economy is not keeping pace to support all of them.
ENCA
December 30, 2016, 9am PST
The city of 108,000 is preparing for major growth in the next 20 years.
The Urbanist
December 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Texas and Utah were the leaders in growth for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; Illinois lost more residents than any other state.
U.S. Census Bureau
December 21, 2016, 10am PST
Fewer babies are being born in the nation's most populous state, now estimated at 39.4 million residents, according to new data by the California Department of Finance. The state grew by .75 percent, adding 295,000 people in the year ending July 1.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 12, 2016, 6am PST
New data released by the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle mile traveled increased three percent for the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Driving has increased continuously since April 2014.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
The study compares data between 1993 and 2009.
EurekAlert
July 18, 2016, 5am PDT
The Planetizen Week in Review is back.
Planetizen
July 16, 2016, 9am PDT
That headlining claim is found in a recent research study from Pew Charitable Trust's Philadelphia Research Initiative—more demographic goodies are included.
NewsWorks
July 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Yonah Freemark provides a comprehensive explainer of the nuts and bolts of population analysis, applying that expertise to an examination of downtown population change.
the transport politic
May 22, 2016, 11am PDT
Officials and residents in Washington, D.C. are often heard saying that the District is gaining 1,000 new residents every month. But what does it mean?
Greater Greater Washington
May 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A Seattle writer makes the case for a new school to be located in Downtown Seattle.
The Urbanist