Here’s a synopsis of the first release of 2010 Census data (PL 94-171) for Detroit neighborhoods by the Southeast Michigan Census Council (SEMCOG). It covers neighborhoods in terms of housing unit change and population change.
2010 Census Data for City of Detroit Neighborhoods
SEMCOG | April 5, 2011
Its December 2010 estimate was 850,259 (see page 29). While that estimate is way too high in light of the 2010 Census, where the population count was 713,777, the report itself is quite informative:
City of Detroit: Neighborhood Market DrillDown
Social Compact | December 2010
Original source for this posting:
Independent census pegs Detroit’s population at 850k as lower-income residents leave city
Jonathan Oosting | Mlive.com
February 23, 2011
Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010
By: Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
Source: Pew Research Center
As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier, according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This stability in 2010 follows a two-year decline from the peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009 that was the first significant reversal in a two-decade pattern of growth.
The number of unauthorized immigrants in the nation’s workforce, 8 million in March 2010, also did not differ from the Pew Hispanic Center estimate for 2009. As with the population total, the number of unauthorized immigrants in the labor force had decreased in 2009, from its peak of 8.4 million in 2007.
Full report (PDF)
Where the Brains Are Going
By Richard Florida
Source: The Atlantic
Cities and regions across America and the world have made significant efforts to attract and retain young college graduates over the past decade or so. This has been driven by growing awareness that the ability to attract human capital, as well the ability to attract companies, plays a key role in economic competitiveness. And since young adults are the most mobile members of the population — people n their mid-20s are three to five times more likely to move than middle aged folks — the ability to attract them early in life can pay big, lasting dividends.
A new study by Brookings demographer William Frey examines trends in the migration decisions of young adults and college grads (as separate groups) over the years 2007-2009. His findings are especially interesting and relevant, since they cover the period since the onset of the economic crisis and reset.
Full text of William Frey’s Brookings report, Migration Declines Further: Stalling Brain Gains and Ambitions
United Nations World Youth Report. Youth and Climate Change.
Source: United Nations Programme on Youth
From the introduction:
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. It is a challenge that is global in both its impact and its solutions but one that is not shared equally, as developing countries are likely to be among the most seriously affected by and the least able to address the consequences of climate change. Climate change touches every aspect of life and impinges on development efforts, with consequences ranging from immediate to long term. Major adjustments are required to promote more sustainable patterns of production and consumption at both the collective and individual levels. Solid evidence exists that climate change will have a more serious impact than initially anticipated and that adaptation and mitigation will entail significantly higher costs if action is deferred than if the problem is addressed now.
Addressing and adjusting to the challenge of climate change is certain to be a defining feature of the future of today’s youth. It is therefore critical that young people educate themselves and become more actively involved in combating this threat. The present Report is designed to assist youth and youth organizations in such an endeavour. It is also meant to affirm the status of young people as key stakeholders in the fight against climate change. The publication comes at a time when efforts to address climate change are receiving unparalleled attention in the international arena, offering youth a unique opportunity for their voice to be heard in the debate.
Complete Report (PDF)
World Migration Report: 2010. The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change
Source: United Nations, International Organization for Migration
From Press Release:
In a world where demographics, economic needs and the effects of climate change were set to spur rising numbers of migrants, Governments and intergovernmental organizations needed to invest adequate financial and human resources to ensure that societies — and migrants themselves — reaped migration’s full potential, Michele Klein-Solomon, Observer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to the United Nations, said today.
“Migration is here to stay […] and is set to increase,” Ms. Klein-Solomon said at a Headquarters press conference to launch IOM’s flagship publication, World Migration Report (WMR) 2010: The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change. “The challenge for the future will be in how to manage it.” She noted that the launch was taking place just ahead of the 18 December commemoration of International Migrants Day.
She said the report identified key migration dynamics and trends, citing, among other main drivers, declining population rates in industrialized countries coupled with stagnant job growth in the developing world; income disparities; poverty and conflict; and globalization. She said that since most Governments today lacked the capacity to deal with the long-term challenges posed by increasingly complex migration issues, the report identified six main policy areas likely to undergo great changes due to developments in migration, as well as 10 ways within each policy area by which Governments could build their capacities.
Full report (PDF)
Children of Immigrants: Economic Well-Being
By: Ajay Chaudry and Karina Fortuny
Source: Urban Institute
This data brief is the fourth in a series that profiles children of immigrants using up-to-date census data and other sources. The first brief highlighted the fast growth of the immigrant population and important demographic trends. The second described the family circumstances of children of immigrants, and the third highlighted the circumstances of young children age 0 to 8. The current brief focuses on immigrant families’ incomes, economic well-being, food insecurity, and use of public benefits.
Full brief (PDF)
Source: New York Times
By: Matthew Bloch, Shan Carter, and Alan McLean
Browse local data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009: Map of the distribution of racial and ethnic groups by Census Tract.
Related article: Immigrants Make Paths to Suburbia, Not Cities, by Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff.
The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development
Source: United Nations Development Programme
For the first time, the Report looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies often surprising trends and patterns with important lessons for the future. These varied pathways to human development show that there is no single formula for sustainable progress—and that impressive gains can be achieved even without consistent economic growth.
* Download the 2010 Report
* Read the 2010 Report Summary
* View the 2010 Human Development Index
* Access 20 years of Human Development Reports
* New inequality, gender and poverty indices
* Explore our new database and applications
From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change
Ten years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed a landmark resolution calling on governments to protect women from rape during war time and to tap the power of women to keep the peace and rebuild societies once the fighting has stopped.
Has the resolution made any difference in the struggle against gender-based violence? Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they were a decade ago? Do women finally have a place at the table in peace negotiations and in reconstruction?
The State of World Population 2010 will show what has been accomplished in places affected by ongoing conflicts or by military occupation. It will also show the special challenges of countries that have endured both political instability and natural disaster.
Full text of reports and media outreach may be found here.
Previous years’ reports may be found here.