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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2016, 9am PST
The city of 108,000 is preparing for major growth in the next 20 years.
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.
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.
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.
July 18, 2016, 5am PDT
The Planetizen Week in Review is back.
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2016, 10am PDT
Why are folks fleeing from the city and the state in record numbers? Is domestic migration to blame for the Chicago region's population loss last year of over 6,000 and the state's loss of over 22,000 people?
March 25, 2016, 5am PDT
It's almost like the Great Recession and the Great Urban Renaissance never happened, as Americans are moving to the suburbs and the Sunbelt than to the nation's urban areas.
February 22, 2016, 6am PST
Good news for Pittsburgh, which is now officially reversing decades of Rust Belt trends.
February 19, 2016, 5am PST
Photographer and architect Lars Mortensen captured the new face of urbanization in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. The scales involved are unprecedented, and rich and poor live in close proximity.
January 30, 2016, 1pm PST
Newly released data from the Weldon Cooper Center's Demographics Research Group shows a state shifting in population growth northward—toward Washington D.C. and inner ring suburbs.
October 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
It's the end of an era. After 36 years, China has decided to end its restrictive one-child policy, by allowing couples to have two children. Why the change? In three words: an aging population.
October 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
A rapidly changing population might make Nevada a more thorough exemplar of the challenges and opportunities presented by the "diversity explosion" than its neighboring state to the west.