Pop songs, like widgets, are "manufactured" commodities, with a production system embedded in real places.
A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.
Increasingly, abortion has become a privilege reserved for residents of affluent states.
And city rankings, based on Bike Score.
States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.
Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.
Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.
It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.
The number of local governments per capita is negatively correlated with key measures of state economic performance.
A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.
Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.
Contrary to the political conventional wisdom, higher shares of immigrants are associated with many good things in U.S. metros.
A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.
Great universities are a necessary but insufficient condition for high-tech growth.
There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.
The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.
The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.
A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.
Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.