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1 in 3 U.S. Counties Are Losing People, Census Data Show

A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 Census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish... Continue Reading »

U.S. Cities Boom as Young Adults Shun Suburbs

By Hope Yen and Kristen Wyatt WASHINGTON -- For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun homebuying and stay put in bustling urban centers. New 2011 census estimates released... Continue Reading »

Mobility Stalled, Americans Are Stuck in Place

WASHINGTON -- Yet another symptom of the economic downturn: Americans aren't moving. Young adults are staying put, often with their parents. Older people aren't able to retire to beachfront or lakeside homes. U.S. mobility is at its lowest point since World War II. New information from the Census Bureau highlights the... Continue Reading »

Census: American Dream of Home Ownership May Be Gone for Good

WASHINGTON -- The American dream of homeownership has felt its biggest drop since the Great Depression, according to new 2010 census figures released Thursday. The analysis by the Census Bureau found the homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last year. While that level remains the second highest decennial rate,... Continue Reading »

Housing Starts Disappoint, Analysts Shrug

What happens when there is bad housing news that nobody hears? Is it like the proverbial tree falling in the forest? Does it mean the bad news won't have a negative effect? New construction of homes dropped by 10 percent in May from the previous month, to a seasonally adjusted 593,000, according to new figures released by... Continue Reading »

Chicago Foreclosure Volume Fouls Up Census

Empty houses are hard to survey, but that's the challenge facing census workers in the Chicago area, where foreclosures and vacancies are weighing down response rates. This isn't just a predicament for the U.S. Census Bureau, it's a problem for these communities and their residents. Each uncounted resident could cost... Continue Reading »

You Call That an Apt. Hunt? 4.5 Million Rentals Available in U.S.

Earlier this month new census data revealed that the homeownership rate is plummeting as foreclosures swell. That news buried the other bombshell in the latest numbers: vacancy rates are now soaring for rentals. Nationally, 10.7 percent of apartments are now sitting empty. And in apartment buildings? Vacancies are over 13... Continue Reading »

States May Be

The Census Bureau's tally of state population changes, released just before Christmas, has become more fodder for some long-suffering states. Five of the nation's largest states were dubbed "the biggest losers," meaning they saw the highest imbalance between people moving out and people moving in. Not surprisingly, none... Continue Reading »

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