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Driven by immigrants and young people moving to the South and West and older Americans who stay put elsewhere, the age gap between regions in the U.S. has grown to its widest level in decades, sharpening the divides on hot-button issues such as immigration and Medicare.
The new center of the U.S. population is in Missouri, about 2.7 miles northeast of the village of Plato, according to U.S. Census Bureau findings from the 2010 count that were released Thursday and also showed that Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation's population increase over the past decade.
The Great Migration, the 60-year escape from segregation and racism that brought American blacks to the North, has reversed course. Better jobs and quality of life in the South are beckoning, as is the lure of something more intangible — a sense of home.
U.S. racial minorities accounted for roughly 85 percent of the nation's population growth over the past decade — one of the largest shares ever — with Hispanics accounting for much of the gain in many of the states picking up new House seats.
America's neighborhoods became more integrated last year than during any time in at least a century, says a broad array of census data released Tuesday on the impact of race and economics.
America's neighborhoods became more integrated last year than during any time in at least a century, according to a broad array of census data released Tuesday on the impact of race and economics.
Call it the migration bust: Many of the fastest-growing areas of the country during the housing boom are now yielding some of the biggest drops in income as a result of the economic downturn.
New U.S. Census Bureau numbers show a stark change in immigration and birth patterns has moved up by eight years the date at which whites will no longer be the majority of the U.S. population, to 2042 - and demographers said those numbers will push immigration to the forefront of this year's political debates.