Fact Tank Nov. 19, 2015

Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas

With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2015

In a shift away from New York, more Puerto Ricans head to Florida

The number of Puerto Ricans living in Florida has surpassed 1 million for the first time, while the Empire State’s Puerto Rican population has remained flat.

Fact Tank Oct. 14, 2015

Puerto Ricans leave in record numbers for mainland U.S.

Last year, 84,000 people left Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland, a 38% increase from 2010. At the same time, the number of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland declined.

Fact Tank Sep. 23, 2015

Seven-in-ten people globally live on $10 or less per day

The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global population of 6.2 billion – lived on $10 or less per day in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

A closer look at Catholics in Washington, New York and Philadelphia

On his first papal trip to the U. S., Pope Francis will visit three Northeastern cities that are within a few hundred miles of each other. But while New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., may be geographically close, their Catholic populations look different from one another in several ways.

Fact Tank Sep. 14, 2015

A closer look at Catholic America

The face of Catholic America is changing. Today, immigrants make up a considerable share of Catholics, and many are Hispanic. At the same time, there has been a regional shift, from the Northeast (long home to a large percentage of the Catholic faithful) and Midwest to the Western and Southern parts of the U.S.

Sep. 10, 2015

How the geography of U.S. poverty has shifted since 1960

The South continues to be home to many of America’s poor, though to a lesser degree than a half-century ago. In 1960, half (49%) of impoverished Americans lived in the South. By 2010, that share had dropped to 41%.

Aug. 14, 2015

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women

This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.

Jul. 9, 2015

Where do the oldest Americans live?

As the oldest Baby Boomers reach retirement age and older generations live longer, more counties across America are graying.

Jun. 29, 2015

In greater Dallas area, segregation by income and race

Income segregation has increased over the past 30 years in 27 of the 30 largest U.S. metro areas. There were clear divisions between low-income and middle- and upper-income areas, as well as along racial lines.