Tag: Population

Disinvestment Made Our Cities a Powder Keg in a Pandemic

On a sunny Saturday in March, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was horrified to find people were still gathering in city parks. “It’s insensitive, it’s arrogant, it’s self-destructive, it’s disrespectful, and it has to stop now,” he said. He was right that the packed parks defied social distancing guidelines intended to slow the […]

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Even Before Coronavirus, America’s Population Was Growing at Slowest Rate Since 1919

WASHINGTON — The American population is growing at its slowest pace since 1919, new government data shows, as a drop in births and an acceleration in deaths put the country closer than ever to an overall decline. The figures, released by the Census Bureau on Thursday and analyzed by demographers, were for the 12 months […]

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This Is New York City’s Big ‘Enemy’ in the Coronavirus Fight

New York has tried to slow the spread of the coronavirus by closing its schools, shutting down its nonessential businesses and urging its residents to stay home almost around the clock. But it faces a distinct obstacle in trying to stem new cases: its cheek-by-jowl density. New York is far more crowded than any other […]

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Arizona Boom Draws Californians and Changes Political Hue

PHOENIX — Colin Jordan, a 32-year-old software salesman, lists various predictable reasons for his move to Scottsdale from the San Francisco Bay Area. He likes sun and golf and lower income taxes. But beneath all that is something bigger, which is the feeling that Arizona has welcomed him in ways that California — where he […]

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The Coronavirus Could Change the Way We Take the Census

America has had 23 successful censuses despite wars, natural disasters, budget shortfalls, political interference and legal challenges. Like the military, the census, the nation’s largest peacetime mobilization, cannot fail. The stakes are too high, its numbers too consequential. It has a constitutional obligation —— reapportionment of congressional seats, and with them Electoral College votes — […]

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Facebook Removes Misleading Trump Census Ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook said on Thursday that it had removed misleading ads run by President Trump’s re-election campaign about the 2020 census, in a stand against disinformation ahead of the decennial population count that begins next week. Earlier this week, Trump Make America Great Again, a joint fund-raising arm of Donald J. Trump for President […]

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Aging, Rising, Brainy, Booming: Super Tuesday Economies Pose Wider Test

The first few contests in the Democratic presidential primary race have been fought in states that are small and somewhat quirky economically. There aren’t many states where voters care as much about ethanol subsidies as they do in Iowa, or where culinary unions wield as much power as in Nevada. All of that will change […]

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Immigration Bolsters the Economy. One Trump Official Acknowledged That.

WASHINGTON — At a private event last week, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, stated a reality that economists treat as conventional wisdom but that the Trump administration routinely ignores: The United States needs immigration to fuel future economic growth. “We are desperate, desperate for more people,” Mr. Mulvaney told a crowd […]

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‘We’re an Afterthought’: The Push to Get Asian-Americans to Complete the Census

[To read more provocative stories on race from The Times, sign up here for our weekly Race/Related newsletter.] AUSTIN, Texas — She thrust a flyer into the hand of a tall young man who looked annoyed. She promised to give a woman a gift for hearing her out. And she practically wrapped her arms around […]

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As Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million, Celebration Is Muted

CAIRO — Somewhere in Egypt, around lunchtime Tuesday, the country reached a major milestone: its 100 millionth citizen was born. The birth of that citizen — whom officials identified as a girl named Yasmine Rabi’e, in a village in Minya governorate — was noted in Cairo by a giant counter outside the country’s national statistics […]

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