Tag - population

China’s population fells for a second straight year


Beijing: China’s population fell by 2 million people in 2023 in its second straight annual decrease, as births dropped for the seventh straight year and deaths jumped following the end of Covid-19 restrictions, the government said Wednesday. The number of deaths rose by 690,000 to 11.1 million, more than double the previous year’s increase. Demographers...

NYC and few other states succeed in getting 2020 census numbers double-checked and increased


New York: Illinois is adding tens of thousands of people to its population total, and California is getting misplaced sailors on an aircraft carrier put in the right location, after successfully asking for a review of their 2020 census figures.  New York City also appears to have gotten an additional 1,090 people added to its population total recently after...

Demographic Dividend: An Indian Perspective


By Rajesh Mehta and Tanya Nagpal July 11 marks the World Population Day. Countries across the world, especially India, have been witnessing some interesting trends in their population. According to UN estimates, India surpassed China in April 2023 to be the most populous country in the world with a total population of 1.428 billion people....

Immigration drove white, Asian population growth in 2022


New York: Without immigration, the white population in the U.S. would have declined last year. Immigration also propelled the expansion of the Asian population, which was the fastest-growing race or ethnic group last year in the U.S., while births outpacing deaths helped propel growth in Hispanic, Black, tribal and Hawaiian populations. Population estimates released Thursday by the...

India’s population to overtake China by mid-2023


New Delhi: India is on track to surpass China by mid-2023 as the world’s most populous nation, United Nations data said, raising questions about whether a booming, young Indian population will fuel economic growth for years to come. Not long ago, India wasn’t expected to become the most populous until later this decade. But the...

Manhattan claws back people as urban counties stem outflow


New York: Turns out the pandemic hasn’t permanently dissuaded people — especially immigrants — from seeking their fortunes amid Manhattan’s gritty streets and neon lights. The county that encompasses Manhattan added more than 17,000 residents in the year ending last July after losing almost 111,000 people in the previous 12-month period, according to population estimates...

The world is ageing


By Sadhna Shanker Last month for the first time China’s population shrunk in the last 60 years, and India became the most populous nation. The window of demographic dividend in our country, where more than half the population is under 25 years of age, is slowly moving towards a peak around 2040. However, some states in...

New Hampshire town’s vote oddity was human error, not fraud


Claim: Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan received 1,100 votes in a New Hampshire town with only 700 residents, suggesting fraud. The town clerk of Columbia, New Hampshire, confirmed that she miswrote 106 votes as 1,106 votes, causing a temporary reporting error that has been corrected. The error didn’t change the results of the statewide Senate race,...