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Should Chicago brag about its Polish population?
Oct. 26, 2015
A Grabowski team of demographers help us test the city’s claim of having the most Poles outside Poland.
U.S. immigrant population in one graphic
Sep. 28, 2015
By 2065, Hispanics will make up 31 percent of the immigrant population, while Asians will make up 38 percent. At the same time, whites will become less than half the population by 2055.
Grading the Obama administration on human rights
Aug. 10, 2015
We assess the Obama administration’s human rights scorecard, and we discuss the dwindling population of the Parsis in India.
Census: Illinois bleeds population
Mar. 26, 2015
A new Census report shows more people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state.
Chicago's native numbers
Feb. 10, 2014
How many Chicagoans were born in the city? A tough question, but census stats lend clues to the depth of residents’ local roots.
Chicago-area population grows at snail’s pace
Mar. 14, 2013
U.S. Census Bureau data show that even Kendall County, the region’s growth leader, is limping.
Under Population? C’mon Man!
Feb. 5, 2013
The lead story in a recent Sunday Tribune was a warning about the “dangerous pattern” of declining populations in various American cities, suburbs and states.
Overpopulation or Underpopulation?
Feb. 4, 2013
Is our world overpopulated or underpopulated? Some reports indicate overpopulation can have an immediate impact on our world's environment and our ability to provide food, water, shelter and social economic opportunity for all.
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