Topic: Demography

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  • More than half of US babies now minorities, US Census reports (+video)

    America is changing. As of July 2011, 50.4 percent of children under age 1 in the US were members of minority groups. In the under-5 group in 2011, 49.7 percent were minorities.

  • Illegal immigration slows almost to a standstill

    The number of illegal immigrants from Mexico, the largest source of migrants, has dropped by the largest margin since the Great Depression.

  • Stefan Karlsson China's birth rate slows. Its economy won't.

    Fewer babies are being born in China, but that shouldn't stop it from becoming the biggest economy in the word over the next few decades.

  • Earth Day: Five ways we affect the planet

    The late Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D) of Wisconsin organized the first Earth Day in 1970 after the devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The event started as an environmental teach-in, with some 20 million Americans taking part on college campuses across the United States. Today, 500 million people in 175 countries observe Earth Day on April 22 as a way to celebrate the natural world and raise awareness of the environment. How much do humans affect the earth? Click below to find out.

  • US teen birth rate falls to record low (again)

    Birth rates among teenage moms rates are at the lowest level since 1940. Mississippi has the highest teen birth rate (55 per 1,000 girls), New Hampshire has the lowest (16)

  • Cover Story Home again in Mexico: Illegal immigration hits net zero

    Tiny Tamaula is the new face of rural Mexico: Villagers are home again as the illegal immigration boom drops to net zero

  • 1940 Census data: A treasure trove for con artists?

    Data from the 1940 census, released Monday, has excited Americans looking for more information about their heritage. But the information could also help identity thieves.

  • Census site snarls after it releases 1940 data

    The National Archives made the 1940 records available on their website, which quickly staggered under the traffic.

  • Paper Economy Construction spending goes flat

    On a month-to-month basis, total residential spending increased a slight 0.03 percent from January and rose 5.59 percent above the level seen in February 2011, while remaining a whopping 63.56 percent below the peak level seen in 2006.

  • Top 10 cities where house prices are rising

    House prices continue to fall nationwide, but here and there they’ve begun to turn up as Americans return to the housing market. Which 10 metropolitan areas have seen the biggest increase in the past year? The winners, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), include a state capital, a furniture-making center, and a resort that was once America’s foreclosure capital. Can you guess who they are?