October 1, 2015 |
Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among America's 10 biggest cities, an examination of federal data by The Inquirer shows. The city is already the poorest in that group. Deep poverty is measured as income of 50 percent or less of the poverty rate. A family of four living in deep poverty takes in $12,000 or less annually, half the poverty rate of $24,000 for a family that size. Philadelphia's deep-poverty rate is 12.3 percent, or around 186,000 people - 60,000 of whom are children, an examination of the newly released U.S. Census 2014 American Community Survey shows.
December 15, 1991 |
Montgomery County is starting to show a few gray hairs. With more senior citizens opting to stay in the county and more younger people choosing to move away, the county's average age is just under 36 years, the highest in the state, according to Steve Nelson of the Montgomery County Planning Commission. That was just one of the conclusions the senior planner drew in a report prepared using 1990 Census data and discussed at Wednesday's monthly meeting. According to census figures, there was a 32.8 percent increase (from 32,827 to 43,589)
August 30, 2000 |
New demographic estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Philadelphia losing 22,000 black residents in the 1990s, as well as 165,000 whites. Those population losses were partially offset by growth among city residents with Hispanic and Asian ancestors, the figures indicate. "No surprises there," said David Bartelt, chair of Temple University's geography and urban studies department. "It's really clear the white population in Philadelphia has been declining completely, in absolute terms and as a proportion of the population.
June 25, 1995
The nation's poverty rate has remained quite stable since 1970 - it was 13.5 percent in 1990 - but the number of people living in areas of concentrated poverty has grown sharply. Such communities are those in which at least 40 percent of the population is poor and lack the resources and opportunities of other areas. In 1970, that number was 3.8 million people. By 1980, the number had reached 5.6 million. By 1990, it was 10.4 million. Although metropolitan areas contain most of these communities, it is people living outside major urban areas - in small and midsize cities - who make up the largest single segment of the nation's extreme-poverty communities.
March 27, 2015 |
Philadelphia's population grew for the eighth year in a row in 2014, and surrounding counties were mostly stable, according to new census data, but the picture was not quite as rosy at it may have seemed in the nation's fifth-largest city. Philadelphia's population rose an estimated 4,245 to 1,560,297, the census found, aiding a trend that has helped reverse decades of declines. By the end of 2014, there were 34,291 more people in Philadelphia than when census takers knocked on doors in 2010.
May 6, 1991 |
Every marketer fantasizes about selling to the massive baby-boom generation. But the latest census numbers in New Jersey show there's more to sales than boomers. Data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that in New Jersey the number of people 75 and older grew at a faster pace in the 1980s than baby boomers, ages 25 to 44. "People are living longer," said Connie O. Hughes, a demographer with the New Jersey Labor Department. "There are all kinds of implications" for businesses and others as the population grows older, she said.
May 2, 2016 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A crowded city like nothing New Jersey has ever seen is rising over this once sleepy Ocean County township, and its neighbors are on edge. In adjacent Toms River, those tensions started in late 2014 when bearded men in wide hats began knocking on doors. They had friends in Brooklyn, they said, who would pay top dollar for the houses. "The guy who came around our street called himself 'Charles from Brooklyn,' " homeowner Laurie Venditto recalled. He "must have been here 20 or 30 times" to tell her and others on Hunters Court that his fellow Haredi Jews were moving in. "He said we wouldn't want to live here when he was done," Venditto recalled, speaking in the ground-floor office of her corner home.
March 6, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - It was 2004 when Lorraine McCarthy, a full-time resident of this Cape May County resort, sold her duplex a block from the boardwalk and decamped to the mainland. "The choice we made to move off the barrier island was the same choice that a lot of people who wanted to make some money made," said McCarthy, who lives in nearby Upper Township. "It was the best time to sell. " The Jersey Shore's real estate boom, it now seems, had a more profound effect on the region's population than many realized.
October 5, 1988 |
The nation's population now exceeds 245 million people, the Census Bureau reported yesterday. It attributed the growth to a combination of continued strong immigration and an increase in the natural growth of the population. As of Jan. 1 the population was 245,110,000 people, the bureau said, up from 242,825,000 a year earlier. Contributing were the natural growth of 1.7 million last year, resulting from 3.8 million births minus 2.1 million deaths, and an estimated 600,000 immigrant arrivals, the bureau said.
June 30, 1999 |
Thank God for Baltimore and Washington, D.C. New data on big-city population growth or losses during the 1990s released yesterday by the federal government show that while Philadelphia is one of just seven of America's 25 cities to lose people, the dropoff hasn't been as severe as for its mid-Atlantic neighbors. Philadelphia's loss of 9.4 percent of its population from 1990 to 1998 - fewer than 150,000 people - wasn't as bad as Baltimore's 12.4 percent decline or the 13.8-percent drop for the District of Columbia, the Census Bureau reported.