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February 09, 2024
Most communities in Virginia that are losing populations through both deaths over births and people moving out are rural, economically distressed localities. Roanoke is an outlier.
January 29, 2024
Most rural counties now see more people moving in than moving out. However, Fairfax County and Virginia Beach have posted the biggest population declines in the state.
December 07, 2023
The state’s Hispanic population and workforce have grown, requiring more programs to ensure job readiness.
September 14, 2023
Spanish-language news media in North Carolina are concentrated in the Triangle and Charlotte areas, leaving out rural areas. And yet, according to a UNC Chapel Hill demographic analysis, the Hispanic population is smaller in more rural counties but has seen faster growth there over the past 30 years.
September 11, 2023
South Dakota’s Hispanic population more than doubled over the past 12 years and now helps keep many small towns vibrant, a trend seen in other rural areas of the U.S., according to census data and experts.
August 02, 2023
New underpass art reflects diversity of Salinas community. Nestled in the heart of California’s agricultural landscape, Salinas has been a magnet for murals for several decades.
June 29, 2023
The new requirement, considered part of a larger trend of voter suppression efforts in North Carolina, has drawn criticism from civil rights groups, experts, and nonprofit voting organizations in the state, as it is believed to make it more difficult for minority voters to cast their votes.
June 21, 2023
A trend of surging domestic migration to South Dakota that began during the COVID-19 pandemic could put the state’s total population above 1 million residents as early as 2030.
June 21, 2023
White people had been the state’s largest population group since at least 1850. Sometime in 2022, the Hispanic population surpassed them, new data shows.
June 15, 2023
Hundreds of Latino families in North Carolina who care for a disabled person face challenges to access services, treatments, and support due to a lack of resources and knowledge of the system.
May 23, 2023
The historic, endangered dialect is as central to these communities as their iconic adobe churches.
May 16, 2023
Most of Virginia is seeing more people move in than move out. It’s Northern Virginia that is driving the state’s overall out-migration.
May 10, 2023
Black students, low-income students and other vulnerable populations are disproportionately suspended from West Virginia schools. But now, the state has a plan to address the issue.
May 08, 2023
New research from Iowa State examines ‘senior smart towns,’ which are communities that are inviting to both older and younger residents.
May 04, 2023
One local official who helped organize Take Action Athens says they wanted to be intentional to create “welcoming, accepting and inclusive spaces,” given recent incidents and legislation targeting transgender people.