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  • Census shows black population expanding in Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs

    03/11/2011 9:08:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 34 replies ^ | 2/27/2011 | SELWYN CRAWFORD and MICHAEL E. YOUNG
    One of the most intriguing statistics in the 2010 census is the unprecedented movement of black families into homes and jobs in the suburban counties surrounding Dallas. In Collin and Denton counties, and in the suburbs of Dallas and Fort Worth, black growth rates soared by as much as 178 percent over the past decade Allen’s black population soared from 1,915 to 7,071, and the percentage of population almost doubled. Frisco’s black population grew even faster, to 8.1 percent of the population from 3.8 percent in 2000. In Dallas County, Cedar Hill now has a black majority at 51.9 percent...
  • Muslim population growing faster than others

    02/16/2011 1:37:58 PM PST · by americanophile · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/28/2011 | Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post
    The world's Muslim population will grow at double the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, according to a broad new demographic analysis that is likely to spark controversy in Europe and the United States. If current trends continue, the study found, the number of Muslims in the United States will more than double, from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. The percentage of native-born Muslims in the United States is projected to rise from 35 percent today to 45 percent in 2030. The Future of the Global Muslim Population may be the first to attempt...
  • Among Nation’s Youngest, Analysis Finds Fewer Whites

    02/10/2011 9:34:25 AM PST · by triumphant values · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of census data released Monday. The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia, according to William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings. That was up from six states in 2000. “We are on our way to...

    02/09/2011 10:56:57 PM PST · by JLS · 31 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 9 February 2011 | Mark Steyn
    The Guardian has a report from the Greek-Turkish frontier - or "Europe's border", as a German member of the 175-strong Frontex security team describes it: "In 2009 some 3,600 migrants managed to slip across the frontier not far from this market town; in 2010 that number shot up to 36,000, helping explain why Greece has become the favoured port of entry for 90% of illegals pouring into the EU. "They come at all hours of the night and day," said Orestiada's police chief, Giorgos Salamangas, in his icon-bedecked office. "And they're coming not just from the Middle East and Asia...
  • U.S. illegal immigrant population steady (Pew Hispanic Center study)

    02/01/2011 4:57:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/1/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) – The number of illegal immigrants in the United States leveled off at around 11 million last year, ending a two-year slide since the start of the recession, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Hispanic Center noted 11.2 million illegal immigrants living and working in the shadows in the United States in March 2010, virtually unchanged from a year earlier. The report, which drew on U.S. Census Bureau data, noted the number of illegal immigrants in the workforce remained steady at around 8 million. The leveling off last year followed a two-year...
  • Muslim Population to Double in U.S. by 2030, Report Projects

    01/30/2011 10:32:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2011 | Michelle Vu
    The Muslim population in the United States is projected to more than double by 2030, according to a new Pew Forum report. There are about 2.6 million Muslim adults and children in the United States (0.8 percent of the U.S. population) in 2010. That figure is expected to rise to 6.2 million (1.7 percent) in 2030, predicted the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life report released Thursday. Most of the growth will be due to immigration and higher birth rates among Muslims. Christians are, however, expected to still make up by far the majority of the population....
  • Bill Gates proposes universal ‘birth registry’ to help control population

    01/18/2011 1:21:19 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 18, 2010 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Bill Gates speaks at the mHealth summit. WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2011 ( - In the keynote address to the mHealth Summit held in November last year, Bill Gates introduced a plan to use cell phone technology to register every birth on the planet in a newborn vaccination database. Attributing the decline in the number of children who die before their fifth birthday from 20 million in 1960 to 8.5 million today to infant vaccination, Gates told the audience of more than 2,000 at the conference, “About one-third [of that improvement] is by increasing income. The majority has been through...
  • US equivalents (Which countries in the world match the US States in Population and GDP?)

    01/17/2011 7:35:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Economist ^ | 01/17/2011
    IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Taking the nearest equivalent country from 2009 data reveals some surprises. Who would have thought that, despite years of auto-industry hardship, the economy of Michigan is still the same size as Taiwan's? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP
  • Measures to Save Planet Debated

    01/16/2011 3:19:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessor David Shearman has proposed that parents be assessed a tax of $18,000 for each child they have. “Humans are the most ecologically damaging species on the planet,” Shearman asserted. “It follows that if we are to save the planet we must prune back the human population. Putting a tax on each new child that is born strikes me as a most humane way of pursuing this goal.” The Obama Administration’s Science Czar, John Holdren, took exception to the proposal calling it “a weak and attenuated measure. It would only affect...
  • The Muslim population has grown from 1.65 million to 2.87 million since 2001, say researchers. (UK)

    12/28/2010 3:12:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/28/10 | Damian Thompson
    There is a remarkable statistic in today’s main Daily Telegraph leader: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimates that there are 2,869,000 Muslims in Britain, an increase of 74 per cent on its previous figure of 1,647,000, which was based on the 2001 census. No demographic statistics are reliable in an era of open borders, but such an expansion is unprecedented. The figure of 2.87 million was first published by Pew in a little-noticed press release last September, announcing a report on Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe. The Pew Centre, based in Washington DC, is
  • State to State Migration Data (which states are gaining and losing population)

    12/27/2010 11:56:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 18+ views
    The results of the 2010 decennial count generated a lot of attention on television and online, in part because of the announcement of which states would be gaining or losing representation in Congress. The population trends that are driving reapportionment, however, have wider implications beyond how many members of Congress a state sends to Washington. With this calculator you can pick a state, a start date and an end date and the calculator will tell you how many people and how much income moved to and from that state, from and to every other state, in the time period you've...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Media Mogul Urges Stringent Birth Control

    12/13/2010 9:15:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Media billionaire Ted Turner urged world leaders to impose a sort of “cap-and-trade” system for live births in order to reduce the global population. Under the Turner plan, each person would be entitled to participate in procreating one child. This right could be sold or used. “There are just too damn many people,” Turner complained. “Everywhere I go there are crowds of people. A person can’t get any solitude or privacy anymore. We can’t go on like this. We’ve got to put a lid on this thing before it’s too late.” Turner argued that making the procreative right transferable “would...
  • Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy like China’s

    12/06/2010 2:36:41 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2010 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Ted Turner CANCUN, Mexico, December 6, 2010 ( – Media billionaire Ted Turner called on world leaders Sunday to institute an international one-child policy akin to that being enforced in China. The CNN founder said that under this scheme the world’s poor could sell their fertility rights and thereby profit from avoiding procreation, reports the Globe and Mail. Radical solutions are needed, he said, because of the environmental crisis facing the planet.  “If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” he explained. China’s coercive...
  • Russia considers biggest population redistribution since Stalin

    Under the plans, which were leaked to the daily Vedomosti newspaper, the majority of Russia's 141 million-strong population would be concentrated in just twenty urban centres rather than sparsely spread out over one fifth of the earth's surface as is now the case. At the moment, ninety per cent of Russia's towns are relatively small with a population of 100,000 people or less, many of them in remote locations. The leaked plan said such places had "no future" and were not worth developing. Instead, it proposed relocating people to twenty giant agglomerations where Russia's main natural resources such as oil...
  • Putin's Baby Boom Spurs Importers

    11/04/2010 7:19:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 26 October 2010 | Derek Andersen A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage
    A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage are soaring as the birthrate rises. Thanks to a demographic blip and some help from the state, the birthrate is rising in Russia, and the market for children's products is following suit, with imports playing the dominant role. The market is growing by 15 percent a year, said Antonina Tsitsulina, president of the Children's Goods Industry Enterprises Association. Imports account for 65 percent of all sales, while the biggest overall segment is clothes and shoes, which make up 44 percent of total sales....
  • The 40-Year Food Outlook

    10/27/2010 3:05:43 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-27-2010 | Addison Wiggin
    The 40-Year Food Outlook By Addison Wiggin 10/27/10 Baltimore, Maryland – The short-term (1-3 year) outlook for agricultural commodities is bullish enough. When you start looking out decades, the picture becomes one of an epic bull market. Feast on the following highlights from an August report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, working with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development… * World population will grow 2.3 billion by 2050, to over 9 billion * Nearly all this growth will come in developing countries * This population growth will require a 70% increase in global food production *...
  • Russia's Jewish Population Fading Away?

    10/25/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 10/25/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Jewish population is slowly disappearing in Russia, with a demographic expert predicting as much as a 25 percent drop in the latest census figures. The vast majority of Jewish children are the offspring of mixed marriages. Mark Kupovetsky, a specialist on Russian Jewish demography, told the RIA Novosti news agency in Moscow last week that he estimated current figures would show up to 60,000 fewer Jews than were found during the 2002 census.
  • 10:10 No Pressure Movie Taken Down After Complaints (Al Gores Friends)

    10/03/2010 4:34:49 PM PDT · by jroneil · 28 replies
    Now Public ^ | 10/1/2010 | Amy Judd
    The 10:10 Climate Change Campaign in the UK Released Their 'No Pressure' Campaign Video, But Had to Remove it After Violence Complaints
  • Demography and Economic Destiny (Global crisis about ageing economies and not enough kids -- really)

    09/30/2010 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    BigQuestionsOnline ^ | August 17, 2010 | Phillip Longman
    One day in 1999, I went to visit the billionaire financier Peter G. Peterson in his office high above Park Avenue. In those days, Peterson surveyed a city booming with leveraged deals and paper profits that hourly added to his wealth. Yet he was worried about the future. He warned of a world going gray and predicted that the aging population of the industrial world, particularly in Europe, would tank the era of prosperity then being called “the long boom.” As I quoted him back then in a cover story for U.S. News and World Report: “The scenario I see...