population

  • March 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade — from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country’s racial mix has shifted too. The number of people that identify … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp  

    Tuesday’s release of the 2010 census data showed a dramatic decline in Detroit’s population. Over the past 10 years, the city lost a quarter of its residents, bringing it down to a size similar to the pre-auto boom numbers of … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2011  

    Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on an innovative approach for getting water to slum dwellers in Bangladesh. The report is the latest in a series on global population issues in collaboration with National Geographic magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2010  

    In the first report of a year-long partnership with National Geographic magazine examining population issues, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from New Delhi, where rapid and unplanned population growth is exacerbating a shortage of water. Continue reading

  • December 21, 2010  

    New Census numbers out Tuesday show that the U.S. population has grown to 308.7 million, but the rate of growth has slowed in the past decade. Census Director Robert Groves goes over the numbers with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading

  • December 21, 2010  

    New Census figures reveal a growing U.S. population and changes to congressional districts around the country. Judy Woodruff discusses the new numbers’ role in redistricting the electoral map with David Chalian and Stuart Rothenberg. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2010  

    The World Bank says Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the fastest growing city in the world with a population of 15 million. But as more of the world’s impoverished flee to megacities for economic opportunities, the perils of urbanization are being exposed. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Travis Daub 

    In an effort to rid the country of unsafe, illegal and aging structures, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development plans to demolish half of the country’s residential buildings in the next 20 years. Illegal structures in China have a legacy of poor construction quality and dangerous conditions, especially during earthquakes or storms. But, relocating millions of residents is no small task for a country that is urbanizing at one of the fastest rates in history–and battling corruption at nearly every level of government. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    Another year, another few million Americans. There are 2,606,181 more Americans today than there were on Dec. 31, 2008, according to the Census Bureau’s annual year-end projections. That’s about 0.9 percent growth for the year. Births in the coming year … Continue reading

  • December 5, 2008  

    Anger and grief from the Mumbai attacks has spread throughout Indian cities and villages both large and small as people struggle to make sense of the bloodshed. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports from India on reaction to the attacks around the country. Continue reading

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