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Chart of the Day:  the Changing Demographics of US Public Schools

Chart of the Day: the Changing Demographics of US Public Schools

The Economist has a chart showing the changing ethnicity of US schools.  Click on it to see a bigger version in a new tab.  Maybe it shouldn’t be  surprise, but it is a striking graphic nonetheless: The full story is here.

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Graph of the Day:  The Aging Population from Now to 2060

Graph of the Day: The Aging Population from Now to 2060

Bill McBride of Calculated Risk has developed an animated chart showing how the US age distribution will change over the next 47 years.    Worth contemplating:

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Are We Due for Another Round of Abandoned Inner Cities as the Millennials Hit 30?

Are We Due for Another Round of Abandoned Inner Cities as the Millennials Hit 30?

That’s the implication of a piece by Haya El Nasser carried by the Gannett New Service: The older they get, the less likely people are to live in cities, according to recent Census data. The peak age for urban living is 25 to 27, when 20% of that age group are nestled in urban centers. […]

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Poughkeepsie is One of the Top Cities in the US. . .

Poughkeepsie is One of the Top Cities in the US. . .

. . . if you’re a family with children  looking to live in a midsize region.  Creative Class guru Richard Florida‘s site “Who’s Your City?” has a series of “top city” lists for different demographic groups.  Poughkeepsie is number three for midsize regions for families with children, right behind Bridgeport, CT and Worcester, MA. You […]

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Young Adults Fuel Inner City Growth In Cleveland

Young Adults Fuel Inner City Growth In Cleveland

In what would have been a startling turn of events just a few years ago, this story of the continuing rise of inner cities comes from the Cleveland Plain Dealer: When a new job brought Stacey Brown to Cleveland from San Francisco two months ago, she went looking for an apartment downtown. Her manager told […]

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Food Deserts?  What Food Deserts?

Food Deserts? What Food Deserts?

The New York Times reports on two new studies that call into question the importance of so-called “food deserts” in the US: It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are food deserts, bereft of fresh fruits and vegetables. But two new studies […]

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