Stories tagged: population
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Oregon increasing reliant on newcomers for population growth
The last time Oregon saw more people leaving than moving into the state was the 1980s, during a decline in the timber industry.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Threatened loons in New Hampshire show slight improvement
New Hampshire’s loon population is up slightly from about a year ago, but the water bird known for its eerie call is still threatened in the state, particularly at one …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Asians are Oregon’s fastest growing demographic
Oregon’s Asian population has surpassed Hispanics as the state’s fastest growing demographic, new census figures show.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Populations aging faster than nation in both Idaho, Washington
Both Idaho’s and Washington’s populations are aging faster than the nation’s as a whole, according to the latest census figures, and that has implications for the economy and the labor …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050
India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations
Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2! Spokane fends off Tacoma in coveted biggest-city listing
Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Census Bureau: Bend’s population exceeds 90,000
A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate says Bend’s population now tops 90,000.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Fastest-growing U.S. cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas
Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent
The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
UN: World population grows, young girls struggle
The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
As newcomers flock to Washington, native residents move away
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, last year was the first time in at least a decade when the number of native-born Washington residents in King County declined, the Seattle …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Seattle lands spot on top 10 densely populated U.S. cities
Seattle has cracked the top 10 most densely populated big cities in the United States for the first time in its history.
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 2 p.m.
Spokane County, cities butt heads on population growth
Spokane County commissioners and officials from the cities and towns they represent are at odds on where and how much population growth will occur over the next two decades.
Mon., July 13, 2015
Idaho’s senior population increases
Idaho’s population is aging faster than the nation’s, with people 65 and older increasing by 19 percent in the last four years, according to estimates recently released by the U.S. …
Thu., May 29, 2014, 7:04 a.m.
China planning for extra 2 million babies per year
BEIJING — China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its “one child” birth limits that will allow more couples to …
Mon., May 26, 2014
Boomers drive change in age structure
Fueled by baby boomers, the nation’s 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in 2050, which is almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
Montana’s population estimated to pass 1 million
State officials estimate that Montana’s population has surpassed 1 million people for the first time.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 1:29 p.m.
Census: Population slowing in large portions of U.S.
Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
2010 census: Spokane still No. 2; Valley makes top 10
Washington’s Hispanic population grew by 70 percent over the last decade, fueling growth from border to border and earning the state another seat in Congress. It’s a trend that held …
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
Census: Spokane remains state’s second-largest city
Spokane grew by 6.8 percent in the past decade and remains the second-largest city in Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Clark: Spokane bigger than Tacoma? Betting on it
I hope nobody minds, but I have put our Spokane pride on the line in a friendly cross-state wager with Peter Callaghan, a columnist with the Tacoma News Tribune. Our …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Clark: In population contest, Tacoma uses dirty trick
I should have known better than to pick on Tacoma. As my Old Man used to tell me …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Doug Clark: Sticking it to Tacoma chases blues
Spokane has been officially reaffirmed as Washington’s second-largest city, once again snuffing our nemesis Tacoma like a cigarette butt under a biker’s boot heel. The numbers were unveiled last week …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Population estimate shows city leading Tacoma by slim margin
OLYMPIA – Spokane remains the Avis of Washington cities. Population figures released from the state Office of Financial Management keep Spokane in second place, with an estimated count of 205,673 …
Wed., July 1, 2009, 2:16 p.m.
Recession has rural Idahoans staying put
BOISE - Rural Idaho residents have been staying put in the current recession, unlike the previous recession when they moved in large numbers to the state’s urban areas. People can’t …
Tue., June 30, 2009
Washington’s population still rising, but pace abates
OLYMPIA – We’re still growing, but it’s slowing. That was the verdict Monday from Washington’s Office of Financial Management, which churns out annual population estimates for the state, cities and …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2008
Idaho, Washington growing fast
Idaho remains one of the country’s fastest-growing states, but its growth rate has slipped over the past three years, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. From July …
Tue., July 8, 2008
County’s growth greatest since ‘92
Spokane County’s population grew over the last three years at the strongest rate since 1990-1992. Meanwhile, a slowdown in the northward migration of Californians contributed to a slight decline in …