Under the new Census Bureau criteria, more than 1,300 small cities, towns and villages designated urban a decade ago would be considered rural. That matters because urban and rural areas qualify for different types of federal funding.
Westfield latest Hamilton County city to consider second-class status
The Westfield City Council plans to discuss a proposed ordinance at its meeting Monday night to change the city from third-class to second-class status—a move that would expand the council from seven to nine members and make other governing changes.Read More
Noblesville mayor-elect Jensen views projected population surge as opportunity
But first—Chris Jensen said—the city needs to take steps that will help guide and keep a handle on the coming influx of residents and businesses.Read More
The total number of U.S. deaths often increases year to year as the U.S. population grows. But 2020 and 2021 saw extraordinary jumps in death numbers and rates, due largely to the pandemic.
The National Archives will unveil a huge batch of the intimate details from the 1950 Census—on 6.4 million pages digitized from 6,373 microfilm census rolls. The information was collected under the promise it would be locked away for 72 years.
The United States’ population grew by just 0.1% in the past year, the lowest rate since the nation’s founding, according to Census estimates.
College communities such as Bloomington, Indiana; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and State College, Pennsylvania, are exploring their options for contesting the population counts, which they say do not accurately reflect how many people live there.
Hamilton, Boone and Hendricks counties all had population gains of more than 20% between 2010 and 2020, during which time the census found Indiana as a whole grew 4.7%.
Before the pandemic, American women were already having fewer children, doing it later in life or choosing to not have children. The newly released data indicated a sharpening of that trend.
Indiana lawmakers face the once-a-decade task of drawing new districts for congressional seats, along with the 100 Indiana House and 50 state Senate districts, based on population shifts.
The population figures, known as the apportionment count, determine distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending each year. They also mark the official beginning of once-a-decade redistricting battles.
Adjacent Illinois’ population fell by 79,487 residents to 12.6 million, the second biggest loss nationwide after only New York state.
The increase is the Indiana’s strongest annual gain since 2009 and outpaced neighboring states.
The company—one of two offering rent-by-the-minute scooters in Indianapolis—said it plans to return to business once the city establishes its regulatory procedures.
Indianapolis added an estimated 5,549 people between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, but was passed by a Texas city that added 18,664 people.
The decrease was taken as a positive sign by city leaders who are trying to increase efforts to provide more people with permanent housing.
The same proposal also authorizes the city to spend $4.2 million for the acquisition of 140 acres of land from Citizens Energy Group as the site for the new jail, courthouses and mental health center.
A Sagamore Institute study discovered that the portion of Indianapolis residents living in poverty increased from 11.8 percent in 2000 to 21.3 percent in 2015—an increase of 85,063 people.
The first pieces of the new initiative involving businesses, social-service groups and the police are launching this month.
Attracting higher-wage residents is key to future growth as city revenues have stagnated and local governments have become increasingly reliant on income taxes. Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett are proposing ways to bolster Indy neighborhoods.
A fast-growing city like Fishers can add thousands of new residents in just a few years. But several state funding allocations are based on population numbers the U.S. Census Bureau collects only once a decade, which could grossly underestimate the city’s density.