Census

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

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The Mystery of Our Declining Mobility

Americans moved less than ever between 2005 and 2010 — but no one seems to know why.

Brad Lyon

Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

Courtesy of APUSH

Building Cities for the Families of Today

American families look a lot different than they did 50 years ago. Here's how we can build the housing and transportation they need.

Courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau

America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

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The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Poverty

Despite economic gains, America's largest metros are seeing spikes in inequality.

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Why You Should Be Skeptical of Statistics on City vs. Suburban Population Growth

Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.

Courtesy of Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center

Welcome to 1940s New York

An interactive time capsule to all 116 New York City neighborhoods, from 1943.

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Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.

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What Killing the American Community Survey Would Actually Mean

Elimination of the annual census would have huge implications for how the federal government allocates money to states and municipalities.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

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America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

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Canada Shifts West

New census figures show population dominance moving away from the east.

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Ignoring Canada’s Minorities in Police Statistics

A new study finds that a majority of police agencies don’t track race in immigrant-rich country.

Reuters

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

Brookings Institution

Suburbia: Land of Immigrants

Foreign-born populations in the U.S. are spreading out across the country, settling in suburbs and smaller cities

Reuters

Why American Commute Times Are Difficult to Compare to Other Countries

In one recent survey the U.S. has relatively short commutes; in another, they're relatively long

Gary Gates, UCLA Williams Institute

The Geography of Same-Sex Couples

Revised census figures reveal the cities with the most same-sex households

andrewmalone

How Happy Are You With Your City? Somerville Finds Out

Boston suburb asks its citizens to rate their happiness