Latest Population growth and decline News

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. March 27, 2020 Let's plan well to meet Omaha area's population growth. Long-term civic success doesn’t just happen. It requires community vision, sound planning and collaboration. As the Omaha area moves toward the 1 million mark in population in the next few years, our area will need...

Report: Denver leads Colorado's statewide population growth

Mar. 26, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report showing the population of Denver increased more than any other county in the state of Colorado last year. The city and county of Denver has 727,211 residents, a 1.5% increase or about 11,000 more people compared with mid-2018, the Denver Post...

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2005 file photo shows Houston, Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday, March 26, 2020, by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area, followed by Houston, which added another 1.1 million residents over the decade. Austin grew by more than a half million residents from 2010 to 2019, the eighth biggest numeric growth among U.S. metros, according to the bureau's population estimates.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Texas is bigger: Lone Star State's metros lead decade growth

Mar. 26, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything really is bigger in Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area,...

Report: 3 Utah areas top nation in population growth

Mar. 26, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report on the fastest-growing regions across the country, citing three Utah areas. Wasatch County was listed as the third fastest-growing county in the past decade, while St. George and Provo-Orem were on the top 10 list of fastest-growing metro...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 photo, the General Electric plant is seen through a fence in Fort Edward, N.Y. Rural counties suffered the sharpest population drops in New York since 2010, according to Census estimates released Thursday, March 26, 2020, the latest sign of a long-running exodus of people and jobs. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Census figures show decline of New York's rural areas

Mar. 26, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Rural counties suffered the sharpest population drops in New York since 2010, according to census estimates released Thursday, the latest sign of a long-running exodus of people and jobs. Counties with the highest rate of loss in the nine-year period include Chenango (6.5%) and Delaware...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Mar. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ March 24 The Charlotte Observer/The News & Observer on the state prison population's risk of the coronavirus: The COVID-19 outbreak has driven many North Carolinians into voluntary confinement at home to lower their chance of getting or spreading the...

A diner and its biscuits provide a reprieve in small-town NC

Mar. 21, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dan Odom sat in his pickup truck in front of the Nashville Diner and waited for the lights to come on. It was a few minutes before 5:30 a.m. on March 19, more than an hour before sunrise. In these abnormal times Odom sought normalcy, and a biscuit. A lifelong resident of Nash County,...

Customers wearing protective masked shop the fresh produce section at Gelson's supermarket that opened special morning hours to serve seniors 60-years and older due to coronavirus concerns, Friday, March 20, 2020, in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles on Friday, March 20, 2020. California's 40 million people are all but confined to their homes in the nation's biggest lockdown yet, as America's governors watch with growing alarm as southern Europe buckles under the strain of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California awakes to new reality: Homebound amid outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While California awoke Friday to the reality of a near lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it was business as usual for Rick Curnutt and his family, who were hunkered down in China during the early days of the outbreak and spent two weeks in self-quarantine when they returned...

A sign outside the Cline Cellars winery urges motorists on Highway 121 to be safe and buy online Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Sonoma, Calif. The winery is closed because of the coronavirus threat. As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Mar. 20, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 40 million residents should stay home indefinitely and venture outside only for essential jobs, errands and some exercise, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, warning that the coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. The move, the most sweeping by...

FILE - This April 11, 2018, file photo shows a sign directing voters to an early-voting location in Surprise, Ariz. Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday, March 17, 2020, are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that’s barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline in manufacturing, and Arizona, a state where one-third of the population is Latino and growth is exploding. One looks more like the nation's past, the other could be its future. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)

Next primaries offer contrast between nation's past, future

Mar. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that’s barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline in manufacturing, and Arizona, a state where one-third of the population is Latino and growth is...