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2020 Census: Here Are the 10 Biggest US Cities

All the cities on this list grew over the past decade

(Newser) - Data from the 2020 census is out, and for the first time, each of the 10 largest US cities have 1 million people or more . Per the Census Bureau , those urban centers all grew from 2010 to last year, and eight of those 10 grew at a faster rate in...

China Considers Reversing Childbirth Policies

Leaders may go from limiting family size to encouraging population growth

(Newser) - After being told by their government for more than 40 years how many children they can have, the people of China are close to regaining the freedom to decide themselves. The trends in population and birth rate are so worrisome to the nation's rulers that they're working on...

This Country Just Saw Its First-Ever Population Drop

South Korea had more deaths than births in 2020, and the pandemic likely made things worse

(Newser) - For the first time ever, South Korea's population has seen a downturn, with the decline likely exacerbated by the pandemic. Census figures reported by Yonhap show a count of 51,829,023 at year's end, a nearly 21,000 drop from 2019, per the Guardian . The population had...

If We Can't Solve This Problem, Our Species 'Disappears'

Experts predict crash in births will force societal overhaul

(Newser) - Experts say we'll need to "reorganize societies" to respond to a "jaw-dropping" decrease in the number of Earthlings being born. To keep a steady population, a woman needs to have 2.1 children on average so as to account for infant mortality and childless women. Women were...

In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'
In China, a 'Slow, Painful,
Creeping Genocide'
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In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'

AP report: Country is systematically forcing birth control on Uighurs to cut down Muslim population

(Newser) - The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about...

New Stat Hints at a 'Demographic Time Bomb'
New Stat Hints at
a 'Demographic
Time Bomb'
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New Stat Hints at a 'Demographic Time Bomb'

Low birth rate, low death rate in China has researchers, economists there worried

(Newser) - There's a "looming crisis" brewing in China, one the New York Times says could eventually have a "seismic effect." Per the country's National Bureau of Statistics, about 14.6 million babies were born there last year, an almost 4% drop from 2018. It's the...

Hungary to Women: Have 4 Kids, Pay No More Income Tax

Proposal comes from anti-immigration leader Viktor Orban

(Newser) - Hungary's government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children, the country's prime minister said Sunday. The measures announced by Viktor Orban during his state-of-the-nation speech are meant to encourage women to have more children and reverse Hungary's population decline, per the AP...

China: Our Population Is Getting Dangerously Low
China Faces New
Population Crisis

China Faces New Population Crisis

A Chinese government study has a dire prediction

(Newser) - At 1.41 billion people, China is worried about its population. A Chinese government report says the nation will likely peak at 1.44 billion people in 2029 and slide into an "unstoppable" downturn thereafter, the BBC reports. Pointing to a low fertility rate, the China Academy of Social...

Japan's New Population Numbers Are Historic

Fewest babies born since records began in 1899

(Newser) - Japanese leaders are worried about the nation's demographics , and new population figures help explain why:
  • Fewest births: The number of babies born in 2018 is estimated at 921,000, the lowest figure since record-keeping began in 1899, reports the Japan Times . That's down 25,000 from the previous
...

Get Ready to Golf in the Fastest-Growing City in America

The courses must be hopping in The Villages, Fla.

(Newser) - The US population as a whole may not be spiking, but in certain cities, there's been "explosive growth." That's per 24/7 Wall St. , which examined seven years' worth of recent data from the US Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program to unearth the fastest-growing city in...

10 Fastest-Growing Metro Areas in America

St. George, Utah, takes the No. 1 spot, and it's mostly because of out-of-staters

(Newser) - Residents in St. George, Utah, probably won't be surprised to learn they're living in the fastest-growing metro area in America—the constant new housing and business construction is likely a giveaway, the Spectrum notes. The region took top honors based on the US Census Bureau's newly released...

Fastest-Shrinking Nations Are All in One Part of World

Eastern Europe, with Bulgaria in the No. 1 spot

(Newser) - The number of people living in Bulgaria is expected to drop by nearly a quarter by the year 2050—and its neighbors aren't going to fare much better demographically, per UN population projections cited by Quartz . Over the next 30-plus years, Bulgaria will see its population fall from around...

10 Fastest-Growing US States
10 Fastest-Growing US States

10 Fastest-Growing US States

Utah's on top for percentage increase

(Newser) - Compared to the 433,000 residents Texas added in 2016, 60,500 new Utahans might seem like nothing. But the figure was enough to push Utah to the top of the heap of the fastest-growing US states, based on percentage increases in population, per Census data . The top 10:

For First Time, Sweden Has More Men Than Women

Some worry this could set women's rights back if trend continues as expected

(Newser) - Sweden is dealing with a surprise surplus of something it didn't quite expect: men. Per the AP , the Scandinavian country of 10 million now has more males than females for the first time since they started tracking such things in the mid-1700s, and this guy growth has been booming...

Millennials Now Outnumber Baby Boomers

And that could mean big changes in America

(Newser) - For decades, Baby Boomers have been the most powerful generation in the US, driving everything from culture to the economy, CBS News reports. Well, no more. According to Pew Research , Millennials officially overtook Baby Boomers to become the biggest generation in the US this month. Numbers released by the US...

'Unprecedented' Demographic Shift Is Coming

The old will soon outnumber the young

(Newser) - In just a few years, people 65 and older around the world will begin to outnumber kids under the age of 5—"a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history," Business Insider reports. That's the finding of a recently released US Census Bureau...

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Disappears

It's for a good cause: to bring awareness to declining bee population

(Newser) - He's known for tempting our tummies with the taste of nuts and honey, but it looks like Buzz the bee (or, at least, the northern version of him) will be taking a temporary hiatus. The General Mills mascot used in promotions for Honey Nut Cheerios will be taken off...

Town Welcomes Its First Baby Since 1987

Ostana in northern Italy can now claim 85 residents

(Newser) - Since the birth of baby Pablo last Friday, the hillside village of Ostana in northern Italy has rejoiced over the arrival of its 85th resident—and a remarkable arrival he is. After seeing its population drop dramatically from more than 1,000 a century ago, not a single child has...

Danish Town Cuts Deal With Citizens: Make More Babies

If they do, schools and rec centers can stay open

(Newser) - Denmark has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe at just 1.7 babies per family, and at least in the rural community of Thisted, citizens have agreed to do something about it. With "date night" child care and prize draws for positive pregnancy tests apparently not cutting...

Empire Falls: Florida Now More Populous Than NY

New Yorkers can now chant 'We're No. 4! We're No. 4!'

(Newser) - The state known as America's Waiting Room is moving up in the ranks: According to Census data, Florida has officially deposed New York to become the third most populous state in the union, reports the Washington Post . The Sunshine State is now home to 19.9 million residents, compared...

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