posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM
America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows 6 of the 10 of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties are located in or near...
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM
About 46.2 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, reside in rural counties, which spread across 72 percent of the nation's land area.
posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.