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The 20 countries facing population collapse

Italy's birthrate has collapsed well below what's needed to maintain a stable population. But it's not the only country struggling with demographics.

US population growth is the lowest its been since 1918. Here’s why that’s terrible news for the economy.

The prospect of demographic stagnation is playing a key role restraining projections of US economic growth to two percent in the 2020s.
New York City's annual Persian Parade was held on Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, featuring costumed dancers, musicians and marching units highlighting the cultural heritage of the Metro area's Persian-descendant communities from Iran and elsewhere.

This map shows how many Americans identify as Iranian in every US state

Despite tensions between the US and Iran, there are Iranian-American communities across the country, and they make up a vital part of the US.
Former US President Barack Obama

10 simple charts that show the wild ways America has changed since 2010

Over the last decade, America has become larger, more prosperous, better educated, and more diverse.
Nearly a quarter million more people moved out of Los Angeles than moved in between 2010 and 2018.

The 20 cities in the West that Americans are leaving in droves

We found the 20 metro areas in the West with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018. There's been lots of flight from California.
About 30% of Japan's population lives in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

30 countries where much (or most!) of the population lives in one city, like Israel, Japan, and Greece

Using population estimates from the UN, we compared countries' populations to those of their largest cities.

The 12 Texas cities everyone in the country is moving to

Texas' largest cities were at the top of the list, as well as Midland, a major hub of the fracking boom.
Fayetteville, North Carolina, saw 11,602 more people move out of the metro area than move in between 2010 and 2018.

The 20 cities in the South that Americans are escaping in droves

Although the South is the fastest growing of the four main US regions, population growth is not evenly spread out.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, had net negative migration of 12,869 people between 2010 and 2018.

The 20 cities in the Northeast that Americans are escaping in droves

Between 2010 and 2018, lots of people fled the Northeast to settle in the South. These are the cities that saw the most dramatic population shifts.
Many more people have moved out of Flint, Michigan, than have moved in since 2010.

The 20 US cities everyone is moving away from

Using US Census data, we found metro areas with the most negative net migration between 2010 and 2018. Lots of people are leaving Flint, Michigan.