South Korea in demographic crisis as many stop having babiesNovember 24, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoo Young Yi’s grandmother gave birth to six children. Her mother birthed two. Yoo doesn’t want any.
“My husband and I like babies so much … but there are things that we'd have to sacrifice if we raised kids,” said Yoo, a 30-year-old Seoul financial company employee.
Global luxury sales set to hit record this year, study saysNovember 15, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Luxury spending is growing faster than ever, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand and shifting demographics as younger, more diverse consumers buy into tiny handbag and post-streetwear trends, according to a study released Tuesday.
Israel’s Haredi voters drift hard right in leadership vacuumOctober 30, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Israel's most extremist politicians, known for his inflammatory anti-Arab speeches and stunts, is attracting new supporters from a previously untapped demographic — young ultra-Orthodox Jews, one of the fastest-growing segments of the country's population.
Analysis: NHL has place to start with demographic studyOctober 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Davis, a Black woman hired five years ago to help the NHL with diversity initiatives, was not surprised by much of the league's first workplace demographic study.
NHL, its workforce 84% white, sets baseline to up diversityOctober 18, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL for the first time has done an internal demographic study of its staff and all 32 teams, and the results show that hockey has a lot of work to do to increase diversity at all levels.
Forecast: Florida is still growing but faces future slowdownJuly 27, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida grew slightly over a previous forecast in the first quarter of this year, but slowing population growth due to deaths outpacing births is still in the Sunshine State’s future over the next decade, according to estimates released last week.
Tennessee equine census being conducted by university, stateJuly 18, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee are conducting a census to learn more about the economic impact and demographics of the equine industry in the state.
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the state Department of Agriculture are handling the project.
EXPLAINER: Factors behind Sydney’s recent flood emergenciesJuly 6, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s largest city have been inundated by four major floods since March last year, leaving weary residents questioning how many times they can rebuild.
The latest disaster follows Sydney’s wettest-ever start to a year with dams overflowing and a sodden landscape incapable of absorbing more rain that must instead run into swollen waterways.
Colorado’s drop in life expectancy blamed on COVID, drugsJuly 2, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Life expectancy dropped in Colorado for the second straight year in 2021. It’s the kind of decline, driven by the pandemic, not seen in decades, data from the state health department show.
NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fansJune 25, 2022 GMT
One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come.
Democrats, GOP take contrasting views on LGBTQ survey billJune 14, 2022 GMT
An effort to be more inclusive or the federal government being too nosy? Democrats and Republicans took starkly contrasting views Tuesday of proposed legislation that would put voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on federal demographic surveys.
Maine gov creates ‘Cabinet on Aging’ to prepare for changesJune 13, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor of the oldest state in the nation created a "Cabinet on Aging" on Monday with a hope of preparing for demographic changes that will impact health care and the workforce.
Moody’s raises Louisiana’s bond credit rating after 6 yearsMay 26, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s bond credit rating has moved up a notch.
The new rating by Moody’s Investors Service will save the state about $750,000 a year in interest for every $300 million in bonds issued, state Treasurer John Schroder said.
Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials sayMay 15, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday.
Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbersMay 6, 2022 GMT
Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years.
Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next yearApril 27, 2022 GMT
The next release of detailed data about U.S. residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants' identities.
Bureau looking at adjusting for undercounts in some numbersMarch 29, 2022 GMT
The U.S. Census Bureau is going to look at ways to possibly adjust its annual population estimates to account for the undercounts of some minority groups in the 2020 census numbers, a top official at the statistical agency said Tuesday.
Court rejects bid to use old legislative districts until ’24February 25, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Friday rejected a bid by a top state Republican lawmaker to use the existing boundaries of legislative districts in this year's election, instead of new boundaries redrawn as part of a once-a-decade adjustment for demographic shifts.
New map of Pennsylvania legislative districts approvedFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The five-member commission redrawing the boundaries of Pennsylvania's state legislative districts voted Friday to approve new maps for the next decade, with a focus on the state's fast-growing Latino population that could change the face of the predominantly white House and Senate.
Judges maintain order for Alabama to draw new districtsJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A three-judge panel on Thursday refused to stay its decision that effectively orders Alabama to draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections and to create a second district of which Black voters are a sizeable portion of the population.
Pennsylvania court has a dozen congressional maps to reviewJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A statewide court has at least a dozen different proposed maps of Pennsylvania's congressional district boundaries to consider when hearings begin Thursday, now that Gov. Tom Wolf and lawmakers appear hopelessly deadlocked.
Court sets deadline to break stalemate on congressional mapJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A statewide court has given lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf two weeks to break a stalemate around redrawing Pennsylvania's congressional districts to account for a decade of demographic shifts.
China’s births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinksJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking for a decade.
Bid to help Latinos win more seats misses mark, critics sayDecember 28, 2021 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An effort to reflect the rapid growth of Pennsylvania’s Hispanic population in newly drawn districts for the state's predominantly white state Legislature is drawing criticism that it didn't exactly accomplish that mission.
Secretary of state launches tool to view redistricting mapsDecember 11, 2021 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's secretary of state has launched a new online tool so residents can easily see the current and proposed boundaries for General Assembly districts next to each other, including demographic data.
Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s deathDecember 3, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mostly white jury was seated Friday for the trial of a white suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she drew her handgun by mistake when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright following a traffic stop.
Contrary to popular belief, no great migration in pandemicNovember 17, 2021 GMT
Contrary to popular belief, there has been no great migration in the U.S. during the pandemic.
New figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest level in the 73 years that it has been tracked, in contradiction to popular anecdotes that people left cities en masse to escape COVID-19 restrictions or in search of more bucolic lifestyles.
Progressives say Nevada redistricting maps split Latino voteNovember 14, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A congressional district map that would bolster Democrats' advantage in Nevada swing districts is angering progressives who argue in the process it dilutes minority voting power by splitting Latinos across three districts.
Looking for soccer support, US picks Ohio to host vs MexicoNovember 12, 2021 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — In choosing new TQL Stadium for Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, the U.S. Soccer Federation selected a city with a 3% Hispanic population in a state that ranks 42nd among the 50 in that demographic.
Asian Americans push for representation via redistrictingNovember 9, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — From Hamtramck, Michigan, to Las Vegas, Nevada, activists are pushing states to ensure growing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities can be equally represented in government during the once-in-a-decade redistricting process.
‘Prison gerrymandering’ endures in Nevada, despite lawOctober 30, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Incomplete demographic information that Nevada prison officials provided lawmakers preparing to redraw the state's political maps is prompting questions and frustration two years after the Legislature passed a law to count incarcerated residents in their home communities during the once-in-a-decade redistricting process.
Texas Senate approves maps with fewer minority districtsOctober 8, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Friday approved newly drawn district maps that would keep Republicans dominant in the state's congressional representation, even amid rapidly shifting demographics.
Texas GOP’s proposed statehouse maps aim to protect partySeptember 30, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans released their proposals to redraw maps for their own seats Thursday, and their aspirations for the statehouse mirrored their plans for congressional representation: Keep the party in power amid big demographic shifts.
Texas GOP tries to protect US House seats under new mapsSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing up to Texas' booming suburbs turning bluer, Republicans on Monday proposed new U.S. House maps that would fortify their slipping grip and shrink the number of seats where the majority of voters are Hispanic — even as they fuel the state's blistering growth.
Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in USSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump's administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States.
Southwest Louisiana city could now be considered a townSeptember 18, 2021 GMT
JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — A city in southwest Louisiana could be losing its city status after population loss in the latest Census.
According to the Louisiana Directory of Cities, Towns and Villages, the population must be more than 5,000 to be considered a city.
Census experts find no political influence in state totalsSeptember 14, 2021 GMT
Outside experts found no evidence of political interference in the state-by-state population totals from the 2020 census used for divvying up congressional seats, but their limited review didn't include demographic data or places smaller than states, according to a task force report released Tuesday.
Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographicsSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan “Keep Texas Red,” a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.
Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographicsSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan “Keep Texas Red,” a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.
Fall TV season serves up what viewers want: sci-fi, fantasySeptember 2, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fickleness is paying off for the young.
Because Generation Z and a slice of millennials are more likely to drop and add streaming services in pursuit of tempting new shows, media companies are striving to give those restless customers what they want this fall.
China allows couples third child amid demographic crisisAugust 21, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China will now allow couples to legally have a third child as it seeks to hold off a demographic crisis that could threaten its hopes of increased prosperity and global influence.
The ceremonial legislature on Friday amended the Population and Family Planning Law as part of a decades-long effort by the ruling Communist Party to dictate the size of families in keeping with political directives.
New Mexico to ask about sexual orientation in public surveysAugust 17, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will begin routinely collecting demographic data about sexual orientation and gender identity during government surveys under an executive order signed by Democratic Gov.
Virus restrictions didn’t produce unfair trial, court rulesAugust 16, 2021 GMT
The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Bergen County man wasn’t denied a fair trial because of jury selection changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, though the justices took the additional step of ordering courts to begin collecting demographic data from prospective jurors.
Census data forces Minnesota lawmakers to grapple with remapAugust 13, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New census data has given legislators tasked with redrawing Minnesota’s political map a lot to think about, and they only have a few months to agree or to punt the high-stakes job to the courts.
Santa Fe propels urbanization trend in New MexicoAugust 13, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Among four major cities in New Mexico, the state capital of Santa Fe was the fastest growing over the past decade.
The Census Bureau on Thursday released a trove of demographic data on how the U.S.
A bigger apple: New York City population hits 8.8 millionAugust 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, long the country's largest metropolis, grew more populous over the past decade — adding 629,000 people to bring its population to more than 8.8 million, according to U.S.
EXPLAINER: 5 takeaways from the release of 2020 census dataAugust 13, 2021 GMT
The Census Bureau on Thursday issued its long-awaited portrait of how the U.S. has changed over the past decade, releasing a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw political maps across an increasingly diverse country.
Census shows US is diversifying, white population shrinkingAugust 13, 2021 GMT
The U.S. became more diverse and more urban over the past decade, and the non-Hispanic white population dropped for the first time on record, the Census Bureau reported Thursday as it released a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw the nation's political maps.
Rhode Island becoming older, more Latino as population growsAugust 13, 2021 GMT
Rhode Island is becoming older and more Latino as its population grows.
People who identify as either Hispanic or Latino now make up nearly 17% of the state, while 71% of the residents identify as white only, according to the latest batch of data released Thursday from the 2020 U.S.
Colorado’s redistricting to hit high gear with Census dataAugust 12, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s independent redistricting commissions finally received the U.S. Census data they need Thursday to rush to completion their year-end mission: Crafting new congressional districts, including a new U.S.
Minnesota grows a bit older, less white, more metropolitanAugust 12, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota grew a little bit older, a little bit less white and a bit more metropolitan, according to census data released Thursday.
New Mexico defends title as most Latino state in nationAugust 12, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has retained its title as the nation's most heavily Hispanic state, with 47.7% of respondents to the 2020 census identifying ancestry linked to Latin America and other Spanish-speaking areas.
Louisiana population shifts to southern, suburban parishesAugust 12, 2021 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's northern and rural parishes continued to lose population over the last decade, as people moved to cities and suburbs across the southern reaches of the state, according to detailed demographic figures released Thursday by the U.S.
New census data expected to reveal a more diverse AmericaAugust 11, 2021 GMT
Almost 120 years ago, African American domestic workers settled in the Como neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, where they held Fourth of July parades, patronized shops on Horne Street and lived for several generations in what seemed like a small town within the big city.
Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recoveryJune 16, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Teresa Marez spent 14 years building a strong clientele base as a hair stylist in San Antonio. When her son, who is autistic, had to switch to virtual learning because of the pandemic, she quit her job to help him.
Conservatives aim at Census’ method for uncounted householdsMay 30, 2021 GMT
When U.S. Census Bureau workers couldn't find out any information about some households after repeatedly mailing them questionnaire reminders and sending census takers to knock on their doors, the statisticians turned to an obscure, last-resort statistical technique known as “imputation.”
Census Bureau’s use of ‘synthetic data’ worries researchersMay 27, 2021 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — First came the “noise” — small errors the U.S. Census Bureau decided to introduce into the 2020 census data to protect participants' privacy. Now the bureau is looking into “synthetic data,” manipulating the numbers widely used for economic and demographic research, to obscure the identities of people who provided information.
In rural America, census takers relied more on neighborsMay 16, 2021 GMT
In Alaska, West Virginia and other mostly rural states, census takers relied more on the word of neighbors, landlords and others for information about a home's residents. In New Jersey, New York and other more densely populated states in the Mid-Atlantic region, they were more likely to come away from a household lacking basic information on race, sex and ethnic background.
Arizona redistricting panel picks mapping consultantMay 4, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The commission that will redraw Arizona's political district lines later this year on Tuesday chose a company to crunch Census data and create maps on a split vote that marked the second time the panel's Democrats were outvoted...
Study says future of New Mexico may include fewer people.April 29, 2021 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Flanked by booming economies and community growth, New Mexico is likely to watch its population count plateau in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and then slowly decline with a pronounced drop in school- and working-aged residents and a drain on rural areas, authors of a report on demographic trends announced Thursday...
Vermont governor ‘pleasantly surprised’ by census increaseApril 27, 2021 GMT
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he was pleasantly surprised by the most recent U.S. Census figures that showed the state population grew by about 20,000 more people than some had expected...
Census: New Mexico among slowest growing Western statesApril 26, 2021 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s population grew by 2.8% over the last decade, making it one of the slowest growing states in the West, according to the first numbers released Monday from the 2020 census...
West Virginia to give $100 savings bond for young vaccinatedApril 26, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia aims to entice residents aged 16 to 35 to get a coronavirus shot with the promise of a $100 savings bond...
Chicken Soup for the Soul will soon be served to kidsApril 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The multimillion-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise is reaching for a younger demographic...
Commerce Secretary Raimondo defends census privacy methodApril 8, 2021 GMT
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Wednesday defended a controversial privacy technique being used by the U...
Vermont seeking to continue payments for new residentsMarch 24, 2021 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature is considering a proposal to continue a series of programs that help people who move to the state meet their relocation expenses...
Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10BMarch 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business...
Data: 91% of Minnesotans who got COVID-19 vaccines are whiteMarch 6, 2021 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Data from the state Department of Health show nearly 91% of Minnesotans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are white...
Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivityFebruary 26, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series...
UN rights experts concerned over India’s changes in KashmirFebruary 19, 2021 GMT
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have urged India to ensure that the rights of people in Kashmir are safeguarded after New Delhi stripped the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status and imposed a slew of administrative changes through new laws...
Racial disparities seen in New York City vaccination ratesJanuary 31, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Black and Latino New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Sunday as he vowed to continue expanding access to the shots in communities that have been ravaged by the virus...
Democratic lawmakers push for race data in vaccinationsJanuary 28, 2021 GMT
Democratic lawmakers are urging federal health officials to address racial disparity in vaccine access nationwide, as data from some states show hard-hit nonwhite Americans who are eligible to receive it are not getting COVID-19 vaccinations in proportion to their share of the population...
Poland’s population rapidly shrinking under pandemicJanuary 26, 2021 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Statistics for 2020 show deaths spiked in Poland to a level unseen since World War II and births sharply declined, trends attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and described by some as a demographic crisis.
Utah still among fastest growing states, though boom slowedJanuary 10, 2021 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah remains among the most rapidly growing states even as its pace of change slows down over time...
CIA’s new recruitment website aims to diversify spy agencyJanuary 4, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Spies from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Striving to further diversify its ranks, the CIA launched a new U.S. Census Bureau officials issued a range of population estimates Tuesday that are wholly separate from the once-a-decade head count of every U...
Census releases data to check official count for accuracyDecember 15, 2020 GMT
U.S. Census Bureau officials issued a range of population estimates Tuesday that are wholly separate from the once-a-decade head count of every U...
A crowded mountain can make silverback gorillas more violentNovember 4, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas are highly sociable animals – up to a point. A crowded mountain can make silverbacks more violent, scientists say...
Biden wins Arizona, flips longtime Republican strongholdNovember 4, 2020 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden won Arizona’s 11 electoral votes, becoming the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to claim victory in the longtime Republican stronghold...
Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programsOctober 1, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions — nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and gender...
Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter DaySeptember 18, 2020 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move by the Democratic presidential nominee to further energize the key demographic as the race heads into its final weeks...