Demographic Trends

Empty Swings

The Pandemic Baby Bust

The economic uncertainty of the pandemic has added to already declining birth rates in a troubling sign for the future of the American economy.

March 17, 2021 - The New York Times

Where Demographic Trends Tilt More White in Seattle

A story of gentrification in an already relatively white city.

September 20, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Chenzen Bus Stop

Chinese Cities Build Big Despite Shedding Residents

More than 900 Chinese cities are continuing to plan for growth even as their populations shrink.

March 21, 2019 - South China Morning Post


Where the Children Are

Richard Florida counters the idea that children and families are disappearing from U.S. cities.

February 5, 2019 - CityLab

Downtown Denver

Millennials Choose Cities for First Homes

New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.

November 24, 2018 - CityLab

Senior Mobility

A Geography of Aging in the U.S.

Peter Rogerson crunches the numbers on 50 years of demographic shifts.

May 31, 2018 - CityLab

Uptown Oakland

Minorities Have Dominated Millennial Urban Growth

Despite the impression that young white people have reshaped cities' demographics, research shows that non-white Millennials account for the greater part of that growth.

March 1, 2018 - Brookings

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Twin Cities Regional Forecast Foresees Steady Growth and Big Changes

The Metropolitan Council has released "The Twin Cities Regional Forecast to 2040: Steady Growth and Big Changes Ahead" to provide a foundation for coordinated planning by the Metropolitan Council and local governments.

July 7, 2017 - Metropolitan Council

Young Driver

Unprecedented Demographic Trends Define the 'Next America'

The Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center have released a new book called The Next America, which describes a country in the “throes of a demographic overhaul.”

April 15, 2014 - Pew Research Center

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