A great story of the COVID-19 pandemic has centered around where people decide to move, especially since many workers are no longer tied to their trips to the office. In Washington state, the Office of Financial Management publishes an annual review of every population center statewide. The growth rate is calibrated for the month of …

One official said Iran now has the lowest birth rate in the Middle East after experiencing the fastest decline in births in the past three decades. Saleh Ghasemi, head of the Center for Strategic Population Research, told a local news agency that the current birth rate is 1.6 for every woman of childbearing age. He …

WEI XUEMING / FOR CHINA DAILY Editor’s Note: China has achieved unprecedented economic achievements over the past decades thanks to the demographic dividends it has enjoyed. But the declining fertility rate threatens to rob the country of those demographic dividends, so it has relaxed family planning policy further to prevent it from happening, writes a …

YORK – York County’s under-18 population growth rate was the ninth highest in the state between 2010 and 2020, according to census statistics broken down by David Drozd of the Center for Research on Public Affairs of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 2010, York County had 3,058 youth aged 18 and under. In 2020, the …

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan raised fears of a rise in terrorism and the rebirth of Al Qaeda, while leaving the Afghans facing a terrifying future of oppression and brutality. US President Joe Biden has said he “strongly supports the decision” to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The US leader spoke of the developing crisis in …

If you’ve lived in the same city or town for the past 10 or more years, you are probably well aware that the 2010s were a decade of change. Many neighborhoods across the country are virtually unrecognizable from what they looked like at the start of the decade, thanks to factors such as aggressive development …

UNITED NATIONS – India has reduced its rate of population growth by improving conditions for women, according to Paulomi Tripathi, first secretary of the United Nations Indian Mission. “Better health and education facilities for women, greater participation of women in governance at the local level coupled with improved access to family planning services have contributed …

A United Nations report released on Monday says falling fertility rates around the world will reverse human population growth by 2100, even though India will account for nearly half of estimated population growth by 2050. The study, which shows a steady decline in global birth rates from 3.2 births in 1990 to 2.5 in 2019, …

The pace of population growth around the world is slowing, to such an extent that the 21st century may be the last where the digital presence of our species increases year on year. This is one of the highlights of the most recent revision of the World Population Prospects, released earlier this week by the …