Carsey School of Public Policy

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Keeping People Rural

The Wisconsin State Journal recently covered the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy's rural population loss report and how Wisconsin has seen population decline in nearly half its counties – all rural – in the last decade. Nearly 35% of U.S. rural counties are experiencing long-term and significant... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Chicago skyline
    - 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
  • Image of NH dam
    - UNH Survey: Most N.H. Residents Prefer Dam Removal (NHPR)
    A first-of-its-kind survey shows New Hampshire residents generally favor removing dams from local rivers. 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
  • Exeter, NH, storefront
    - NH Ranked 11th Lowest in National Tax Burden
    A recent analysis by found that New Hampshire ranked 11th lowest for dollar-for-dollar tax burden among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Carsey School of Public... Read More
  • moving truck
    - The Latest Census Data and What's at Stake
    New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show that major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are losing population. "When the economy was down—through 2014—... Read More
  • New Hampshire mountains in the fall
    - Migration Fuels NH Population Growth
    For the second year in a row, New Hampshire's population growth was fueled largely from people moving to the Granite State from other places, according to U.S. Census estimates.... Read More
  • Snap/ebt and debit tokens sign
    - Poverty in Rural vs. Urban N.H.
    UNH Carsey School of Public Policy researcher Jessica Carson joins NHPR's The Exchange to discuss how living in a rural part of New Hampshire versus an urban part can impact... Read More
  • 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
    A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies that birth rates are down more than half of what they were in 2007. Carsey School of Public Policy... Read More
  • Dam Dilemma
    - Dam Dilemma
    New survey data shows that New Hampshire residents favor removing dams unless they're providing hydropower. Read More