The Pandemic Flight of Wealthy New Yorkers Was a Once-in-a-Century Shock

New tax data reveal a steep population loss in 2020, toward the start of the pandemic. The exodus was temporary, but how much of its effects could be permanent?

#census, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-tax, #new-york-city, #population, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

#arsenic, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #global-warming, #great-salt-lake-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #population, #salt-lake-city-utah, #water, #wind

U.S. Birthrate Ticks Up 1 Percent, Halting a Steady Decline

Data from the federal government showed last year’s increase was the first since 2014, and followed a sharp drop in 2020, the first full year of the coronavirus pandemic.

#birth-rates, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #united-states

Census Likely Miscounted the Population of 14 States, a Review Finds

A survey indicated that census takers in 2020 undercounted the number of people in six states, mostly in the South, and overcounted in eight others. Covid is among many possible reasons.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #states-us, #thompson-john-h-1951, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Right Weaponizes America Against Itself

You cannot defend the ideal of E pluribus unum by deleting pluribus.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #population, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Many 2020 Census Details Will Be Delayed Until 2023

The most contentious census in memory will also be the slowest to release detailed statistics for businesses and governments to use. Blame it (partly) on the pandemic.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

The Politics of Fear Show No Sign of Abating

New research in psychology and political science reveals just how deep our anxieties about others lie.

#fear-emotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #presidential-election-of-2024, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #whites

The Census Faces Privacy Concerns

Technology advances forced the Census Bureau to use sweeping measures to ensure privacy for respondents. The ensuing debate goes to the heart of what a census is.

#census, #census-bureau, #population, #privacy, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #statistics

China’s Widespread Lockdowns Will Bring an Economic Toll

The country’s zero-tolerance policy for coronavirus cases has analysts downgrading China economic growth forecasts.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #li-keqiang, #population

Descending Into Florida’s Underwater Caves

The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.

#agriculture-and-farming, #algae, #aquifers, #diving-and-divers, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #manatees, #population, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #water-pollution

For the New Census Bureau Director, the Challenge of the Decade

Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #santos-robert-l-1954

Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious.

#archives-and-records, #census, #census-bureau, #computers-and-the-internet, #genealogy, #history-academic-subject, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #population, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Cities Lost Population in 2021, Leading to the Slowest Year of Growth in U.S. History

Although some of the fastest growing regions in the country continued to grow, the gains were nearly erased by stark losses in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

#census, #census-bureau, #millennial-generation, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas

A Low Birthrate Was Supposed to Weaken Russia. What Happened?

The invasion of Ukraine undermines our thinking about demographic liabilities.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #population, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

China’s Divorce Rate Is Down, but So Are Marriages

While officials say a new law has helped save marriages, the bigger challenge in the country’s demographic crisis is that fewer people are getting married in the first place.

#birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #population, #weddings-and-engagements

How U.S. Census Data May Be Changing

Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #prewitt-kenneth, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

2020 Census Undercounted U.S. Population by Nearly 19 Million

The Census Bureau said it had undercounted Black, Latino and Indigenous people and overcounted white and Asian Americans.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #native-americans, #population

Far From the Big City, New Economic Life

Incomes are low in small-town Tennessee, but so is the cost of living. That attraction could be a key to reviving many rural areas.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #tennessee

Amid Slowdown, Immigration Is Driving U.S. Population Growth

A declining birthrate and pandemic deaths helped drive U.S. population growth to historic lows. But immigration appears to be back on the rise.

#birth-rates, #census, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states

The Plans for the World’s Next Largest City Are Incomplete

Delhi is growing far beyond the formal confines of the city, a case study in the complexity of what we call urbanization.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #delhi-india, #internal-open-access, #population, #urban-areas

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.

#census, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population

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.

#brennan-center-for-justice, #census, #census-bureau, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

As Its Population Soars to 40, Rum Isle Glimpses a Future in the Mist

With four new families recently arriving, the remote and rainy island in the Hebrides is experiencing its version of a population surge, although residents new and old concede living here isn’t easy.

#hebrides-islands-great-britain, #islands, #population, #rum-isle-hebrides-islands-scotland, #rural-areas, #scotland

1,000 New People Arrive in Texas Every Day. Half Are Newborns.

A surge in births in Texas comes amid a declining birthrate nationwide.

#birth-rates, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bakersfield-calif, #brookings-institution, #california-state-university, #fresno-calif, #irvine-calif, #kern-county-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #valadao-david-g

Nebraska Family Struggles to Keep the Family Farm Amid High Property Taxes

In Nebraska, a 151-year-old family farm struggles to survive.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #nebraska, #population, #property-taxes, #rural-areas

Split 7 Ways, Immigrant Neighborhood Seeks to Unify Its Political Power

As New York begins to draw new legislative districts, partisan fights may overshadow the electoral harm the process can do to some groups.

#asian-americans, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #richmond-hill-queens-ny

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.

#census, #census-bureau, #population, #santos-robert-l-1954, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why a Changing Richmond and Its Suburbs Are Key to Virginia’s Vote

The region has been an engine of Democratic victories, but now the party is on defense as Republicans go after swing voters with worries about schools.

#elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #population, #richmond-va, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

In Japan, Rural Voters Count More Than Those in Big Cities. It Shows.

The disproportionate weight of rural voters in Japan gives sparsely populated parts of the country more representation — and more government largess — than urban areas, perpetuating what critics call an unfair system.

#elections, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #politics-and-government, #population, #tottori-japan

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.

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

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

Why India’s Parsi Population is Shrinking Dramatically

Parsis have supported many of the country’s institutions and nurtured business and the arts. But their numbers have dwindled at an alarming pace.

#birth-rates, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #india, #mumbai-india, #parsi, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-and-belief, #tata-ratan

China’s Abortion Vow Sparks Worries About Limits

The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-education, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.

A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

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

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

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

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

White evangelicals can’t tolerate becoming just another subculture.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-robert-p, #population, #qanon, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #whites

Why More American Women are Delaying Motherhood in their 20s

The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.

#birth-rates, #careers-and-professions, #families-and-family-life, #hispanic-americans, #population, #states-us, #women-and-girls

A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch

Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #population, #rural-areas, #teachers-and-school-employees

The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy

Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate. 

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #population

When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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