China’s Births Hit Historic Low, Barely Outpacing Death Rate

China’s population, the world’s largest at 1.4 billion, may soon start shrinking, according to new data. Some experts say it already has.

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Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration

Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count.

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How the US census led to the first data processing company 125 years ago

This electromechanical machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, was the first automated data processing system.

Enlarge / This electromechanical machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, was the first automated data processing system. (credit: Michael Hicks (CC BY 2.0))

The US Constitution requires that a population count be conducted at the beginning of every decade.

This census has always been charged with political significance, and continues to be. That’s clear from the controversies in the run-up to the 2020 census.

But it’s less widely known how important the census has been in developing the US computer industry, a story that I tell in my book, Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History. That history includes the founding of the first automated data processing company, the Tabulating Machine Company, 125 years ago on December 3, 1896.

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Colorism and Racism Belong to the Same Family

The relative decline of whites in the population does not guarantee racial progress.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #pew-research-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Robert Santos Confirmed as First Latino to Lead Census Bureau

The confirmation on Thursday brings a permanent head to the agency after a turbulent period under the Trump administration.

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Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

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Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Fastest Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

#asian-americans, #census, #census-bureau, #city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #population

Texas Is the Future of America

The idea of the Lone Star state as a herald of the national future is not just terrifying to liberals. 

#austin-tex, #california, #census, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #houston-tex, #population, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #republican-party, #texas, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Redistricting Is the Name of the Game

Gimme an R! Gimme an E! Gimme a Districting!

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The U.S. Is Winning the War on Poverty

Government programs have steadily reduced the share of people in poverty

#census, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #internal-sub-only, #poverty, #united-states-economy

An Ill-Starred 2020 Census Gets a Cautious Thumbs-Up

Pandemic, hurricanes, fires and politics seemed a recipe for an inaccurate count. But a preliminary check found no clear sign of lapses.

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The Downtown Decade: U.S. Population Density Rose in the 2010s

Outer suburbs still grew the fastest, but many downtowns and central districts also grew rapidly.

#census, #los-angeles-calif, #population, #suburbs, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #urban-areas

The Census Said Detroit Kept Shrinking. The Mayor Begs to Differ.

Mayor Mike Duggan, who ran on a promise to reverse generations of population decline, blamed the Census Bureau, not himself, after the head count fell again.

#bankruptcies, #census, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #elections-mayors, #population, #young-coleman-a

What the ‘Majority Minority’ Shift Really Means for America

The census should collect data about race. But we should stop obsessing over it.

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When Will Texas Say Enough’s Enough to Greg Abbott?

Voters should take “personal responsibility” and find a better person to run Texas.

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Chocolate Chip Cities

Black presence and Black power in America are on a seesaw.

#black-people, #census, #gentrification, #population, #race-and-ethnicity

How a Remote Town in Texas Became One of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Known for its German roots and its world-famous water park, New Braunfels, Texas, in the thriving corridor between San Antonio and Austin, grew 56 percent over the past decade.

#census, #census-bureau, #comal-county-tex, #new-braunfels-tex, #population

Who Has the Cure for America’s Declining Population? Canada.

Let states bring in workers from around the world, based on their labor needs.

#birth-rates, #canada, #census, #census-bureau, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Why the Census Reported an Increase in Multiracial Americans

Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Decline in Immigration Threatens Growth of Regions on the Rise

Immigrants helped make places like Northwest Arkansas economic dynamos. But their dwindling numbers, a big factor in slower population growth, could have long-term repercussions.

#arkansas, #bentonville-ark, #census, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #springdale-ark

China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

How the Coming Population Bust Will Transform the World

Fewer babies’ cries. More abandoned homes. Toward the middle of this century, as deaths start to exceed births, changes will come that are hard to fathom.

#birth-rates, #census, #east-asia, #elderly, #europe, #population

The World Might Be Running Low on Americans

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

We Need Lots More Americans. The World Is Ready to Provide Them.

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #children-and-childhood, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls

Once-a-Decade Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated China

The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #census, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elderly, #in-vitro-fertilization, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Who’s Really Leaving California?

Monday: A look at California’s (slight) population decline. Also: San Francisco marks an L.G.B.T.Q. historical landmark.

#california, #census, #newsom-gavin, #population, #public-policy-institute-of-california

Tell Us: Do You Want Children?

If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, we want to hear your thoughts on becoming a parent.

#census, #content-type-service, #population

Why Democratic Departures From the House Have Republicans Salivating

A growing number of Democrats in battleground districts are retiring or leaving to seek higher office, imperiling the party’s slim House majority and President Biden’s expansive agenda.

#bustos-cheri, #census, #crist-charlie, #demings-val, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #florida, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biggest U.S. Urban Counties Got a Little Less Big

Fewer arrivals from other countries and more people moving to less populous areas accelerate a trend, new census estimates show.

#census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #urban-areas

A Population Slowdown in the U.S.

How the declining birthrate could profoundly shape the nation’s future.

#birth-rates, #census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tavernise-sabrina, #united-states

Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #states-us

Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope

Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #census, #democratic-party, #minorities, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted.

#census, #census-bureau, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

Census (Barely) Leads to a Congressional Loss for New York

Even so, the state’s congressional delegation remains powerful, and redistricting could help preserve a Democratic majority in the U.S. House.

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Census Shows California’s Boom is Gone (and Why It’s Not Surprising)

California will lose a congressional seat based on new census data, in part because of birthrate and immigration declines.

#baby-boomers, #birth-rates, #california, #census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population

Census Shows U.S. Population Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s

With immigration leveling off and a declining birthrate, the United States may be entering an era of substantially lower population growth, demographers said.

#census, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

You’ve Heard About Gerrymandering. What Happens When It Involves Prisons?

Counting people where they’re imprisoned takes political power away from cities and transfers it to rural areas.

#census, #prisons-and-prisoners, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

How N.Y.C.’s Population Expert Says the City Will Bounce Back

Joseph J. Salvo, who is retiring after nearly 30 years as New York City’s chief demographer, is optimistic about New York City’s recovery after the pandemic.

#census, #city-planning-department-nyc, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-city, #population, #salvo-joseph-j

The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

#census, #census-bureau, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states

As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

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We Need a Second Great Migration

Georgia illuminates the path to Black power. It lies in the South. Follow me there.

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Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before Mr. Trump leaves office.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Census Case That Goes to the Heart of American Democracy

For two centuries, census totals used to apportion Congress have included all residents of the country. The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Trump administration’s argument for limiting the count to citizens.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Trump Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Immigrants in Redistricting

The administration’s efforts, which are subject to practical hurdles, would upset a constitutional consensus and could shift political power from Democratic states to Republican ones.

#census, #constitution-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count

Officials have concluded the Census Bureau won’t have data on time to carry out the administration’s goal of stripping unauthorized immigrants from population totals for apportionment.

#census, #census-bureau, #commerce-department, #illegal-immigration, #population, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Surprising Census Results in N.Y.C.

The self-response rate was higher than predicted, equaling the 2010 count despite what the mayor called “so many more challenges in the way.” 

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Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A new administration policy, if upheld, would largely shift political power and federal money from Democratic states to Republican ones.

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