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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:57 PM

Here's where more people are dying than being born in America

Here's where more people are dying than being born in America

http://www.businessinsider.com/census-natural-change-county-map-2016-3

by Andy Kiersz at Business Insider

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The Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of population change in the US's 3,142 counties and county equivalents between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015.

In addition to overall population change, the bureau also releases estimates of the components of that change. One of those is the natural population change, or net births minus deaths. That represents the part of population change that isn't tied into some form of international or domestic migration.

In general, counties in the West had higher rates of births than deaths, while east of the Mississippi frequently saw the reverse. This map shows the natural change in each county, relative to the county's 2014 population. Blue counties had more births than deaths; red counties more deaths than births:



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:58 PM

1. Democrats in those counties where more people are dying than being born should school

the electorate on the need for immigration.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:26 PM

2. Unfortunately they look at it quite differently

for good or ill. A lot of folks in some of these areas, I'm speculating, might feel freaked out about an ethnic shift in the population, they haven't seen this in a generation or two so they don't know how to respond. Give them something to be afraid about and you get all the resistance to change whether it's inevitable or not. I've noticed a lot of increase in population in my area, over time, which has suddenly started looking different than the usual inhabitants of years gone by, and a lot of babies too. I conducted the decennial census in this area, it was a very informative exercise.

There is a lot of immigration to my area from the eastern European countries and Russia and more increasingly from Asia. A lot of them come as guest workers and then overstay, find someone to marry or disappear to some other part of the country. Probably most go back home, finish school and maybe return for up to two more seasons.

I did noticed that the eastern states, most of them, are decreasing to some degree while the west is seeing a boom in births... from this map.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:57 AM

3. All it means is that some counties have a more elderly population and some counties attract families

People tend to move and relocate once in a while. Not much to make of this "story".

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:28 AM

4. Northern Michigan has been losing population for a hundred years

With the decline in extraction industries (iron ore, copper, and timber) there is little to keep the population there. The land is very poor for farming.

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