Categories & Tags: Demographic Change

How will newcomers affect tight Senate races in the South?   |   September 19, 2014
For several years now, the South has been a top destination for those moving across state and national borders. With many states that both attract newcomers and retain people born...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: As diversity in schools increases, so does segregation   |   August 29, 2014
Year that public schools in the United States are projected to become majority minority: 2014 Year that public schools in the South* became majority minority: 2008 Percent...

 

Border Crisis: Southern communities welcome immigrant children   |   August 22, 2014
Since last October, nearly 63,000 children from Central America have fled to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their home countries. The recent border crisis has...

 

The South's child well-being crisis   |   July 22, 2014
A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds those living in Appalachia, the South, and the Southwest are facing especially difficult conditions that put...

 

Moving South: New data shows Southern region attracting most newcomers   |   December 6, 2012
Not as many people are moving between states as they were in earlier decades, but those who do move are choosing to move to the South. In fact, according to new Census Bureau data...

 

CENSUS WATCH: Undercounting the children   |   January 8, 2010
This March, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States asking 10 short questions that will help determine how billions of dollars in federal funds are...

 

VOICES | Esther: For Just Such a Time as This   |   September 29, 2009
The following sermon was delivered at Duke University Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 27. It is reprinted here in full. By Tim Tyson I stand before you an imposter. I am not a preacher...

 

KROMM REPORT: What did Jindal learn from Katrina?   |   February 25, 2009
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal got his close-up last night, delivering the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address, and the reaction can't be...

 

Appalachia's growing geographic boundaries   |   October 21, 2008
Appalachian residents and policymakers are divided over President Bush's recent expansion of Appalachia's geographic boundaries. Bush signed a measure earlier this month...

 

Hurricane Katrina storm memorial delayed   |   July 15, 2008
As the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the AP is reporting that few expect the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina monument to be built by the target date of Aug...

 

As U.S. prison populations soar, costs to states are on the rise   |   June 24, 2008
The South continues to lead in U.S. prison population growth, and the rising costs of incarceration are taking a significant toll on state budgets. The Associated Press reported...

 

Mayors, activists converage on Miami to debate urban future   |   June 20, 2008
Today kicks off the 76th annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Miami, the biggest gathering of city leaders in the country. Democratic nominee Barack Obama...

 

Si, Se Puede? Dallas leaders back away from Cesar Chavez Boulevard   |   June 18, 2008
In a symbol of the South's struggle to cope with fast-changing demographics, the Dallas City Council is now back-tracking on a decision to allow residents to vote on a new...

 

The South is still rising -- anyone paying attention?   |   March 28, 2008
Strangely enough, there has been almost total silence in the political blogosphere about the major new report from the Census Bureau on the explosive growth of metro areas in the...

 

South's schools #1 in poor children   |   October 30, 2007
For the first time in more than four decades, the South* is the only region in the country where low-income children make up a majority -- 54 percent -- of public school students...

 

One step forward in La. race relations -- and one step back   |   October 29, 2007
Last week, Piyush "Bobby" Jindal became the first non-white governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction -- and the first Indian-American governor in U.S. history. The...

 

Growing "minority majority" in U.S. counties   |   August 9, 2007
The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new report today finding that nearly one in every 10 of the nation's 3,141 counties has a population that is more than 50 percent...

 

Changing South: Implications are "huge"   |   June 5, 2007
The Emerging Democratic Majority website points to our recent post on the rapidly-changing demographics of the South -- namely, that half of Southern K-12 pupils are now students...

 

Dixie still rising, which political direction will it go?   |   May 9, 2007
Here at Facing South, we write a lot about how the South's rising social and economic clout -- and therefore its national political importance. In yesterday's Wall Street...

 

South and West to gain strength in Congress   |   January 17, 2007
As we reported in December, the latest Census Bureau numbers show that the South and West were the fastest-growing regions in the country last year. Of the top 10 state growing in...

 

Memphis set to become first major metro with a black majority   |   January 9, 2007
In the interesting demographics department, Memphis is set to become the nation's first major metropolitan area with a black majority : A good indication of what's to...

 

The fast-growing South   |   December 22, 2006
Which parts of the U.S. are growing the fastest? The Census Bureau has released its latest numbers, and once again, the West and South come out on top. FASTEST-GROWING STATES...

 

The South's changing suburbs   |   December 8, 2006
As Facing South has noted before, one of the biggest long-term trends happening in the South has been the rapid growth of suburbs, which have grown faster in the South than any...

 

The South's changing suburbs   |   December 8, 2006
As Facing South has noted before, one of the biggest long-term trends happening in the South has been the rapid growth of suburbs, which have grown faster in the South than any...

 

The changing Southern demographic   |   November 21, 2006
The Census Bureau has a new website called American FactFinder with massive databases of census and demographic info with tools that provide a variety of ways to view it. There is...