Demography

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Pine River Times: Poverty Rates Affect Census Reporting

According to a report published by the Carsey School, studies over the past 50 years have shown that higher poverty rates in rural areas are linked to U.S. Census undercounts. They have also shown that the undercount is greater among racial and ethnic minorities than among whites. Read More

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    U.S. non-metro populations added about 37,000 residents from 2017 to 2018 to reach 46.1 million people. According to Carsey School of Public Policy demographer Ken Johnson, that... Read More
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    - Chicago Population Falls
    Chicago lost an estimated 7,000-plus residents from 2017 to 2018, according to recent U.S. Census data. Carsey School of Public Policy demographer Ken Johnson offers perspective... Read More
  • grasslands in Wyoming
    - Diminishing Rural Populations
    Carsey School of Public Policy demographer Ken Johnson recently joined Daniel Lichter of Cornell University and John Cromartie of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in presenting... Read More
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  • moving truck
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  • New Hampshire mountains in the fall
    - Migration Fuels NH Population Growth
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  • grain silos
    - Repopulating Rural Counties
    A recent study from the Carsey School of Public Policy found that rural U.S. areas - or around about 80 percent of the country's agricultural towns - are suffering from rapid... Read More
  • mother with toddler
    - U.S. Birth Rate Drops Two Percent
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  • graph showing birth rate decrease
    - Record Low U.S. Birth Rate
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    - America's Baby Bust
    University of New Hampshire demographer Kenneth Johnson was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the shrinking U.S. birth rate, according to new research from the CDC... Read More