population decline

Population Changes

California leaving: State population declines for first time

California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state that halted a growth streak dating to its founding in 1850 on the heels of a gold rush that prompted a flood of people to seek their fortune in the West. The figures released

Opinion

Opinion: The Most Challenging Census Ever

Federal officials have called: “That’s a wrap!” on the 2020 U.S. Census. It was arguably the most challenging of the 24 decennial national headcounts since our nation’s founding, because none had ever been conducted during a deadly pandemic. And when this year’s results are officially released, they are expected to be dismal. The Census Bureau

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