Stories tagged: population
Tue., June 18, 2019
Japan is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration. This cannot continue indefinitely.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau says that for the second year in a row, Idaho has earned the title of fastest-growing state in the country.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
Cougars have been in the news this summer. Numerous sightings, incidents and attacks have left many wondering, why? The common-sense answer? There must be more cougars. Experts disagree.
Mon., June 18, 2018
1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.
Wed., May 30, 2018
Spokane prides itself on being the second-largest city in Washington, but that might be a title the Lilac City loses in the next 10 years.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Spring chinook counts at Snake and Columbia river dams are improving, but fisheries managers are unsure how strong the run will be.
Thu., May 24, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau released new population figures for U.S. cities on Thursday, and they show that Seattle has toppled Austin, Texas, to become the nation’s fastest-growing big city this …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018
Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
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
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
Oregon’s Asian population has surpassed Hispanics as the state’s fastest growing demographic, new census figures show.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017
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
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
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
Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.
Thu., May 25, 2017
A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate says Bend’s population now tops 90,000.
Thu., May 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
State officials estimate that Montana’s population has surpassed 1 million people for the first time.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011
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
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
Spokane grew by 6.8 percent in the past decade and remains the second-largest city in Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.