Black Americans who grow up in racially segregated areas tend to have worse health, education and future economic prospects. Moving out can make a big difference.
Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
Department stores are collapsing. The internet is part of the problem, but so too is the hollowing out of the middle class.
Demographers have figured out a simple and effective way to estimate the number of unauthorized immigrants – even without information on citizenship.
The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
The US divorce rate has fallen steadily over the last 30 or 40 years. It's likely because young adults are taking more time to decide to marry.
By 2050, the US will be a 'majority-minority' country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population.
When a country becomes more diverse,
new demographic tensions may emerge between people who feel that they own their country's identity – and people who feel they've been left out.
For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on this idea.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
Today, 8 out of every 10 Americans live in a city or suburb.
More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is "the highest-growing country in the world", with population growth "double than a lot of other countries". Is that right?
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published 'The Population Bomb,' an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here's what the book got right and wrong.