Baby Boomers and Millennials don’t exist

Some say Millennials are really two generations – younger Millennials had different experiences growing up. And P.J. O’Rourke claims Baby Boomers are made up of four classes. I know what he means. My father was born in 1946. His youngest brother was born in 1964. Both are Baby Boomers, but they’re not from the sameContinue reading “Baby Boomers and Millennials don’t exist”

The United States Is Growing – And Shrinking

At the dawn of the 21st century the United States had about 300 million people, and could add 50 million by 2030. Still, some parts of the US will lose population as more people move to the city. The Urban Institute’s map of regional population shifts illustrates this. Although Maine won’t see any population growth overall, theContinue reading “The United States Is Growing – And Shrinking”

Messin’ With Texas

I’ve never been to Texas, though I hope to visit someday. You can’t help but hear a lot about it. Being the second largest state, Texas has a huge impact on everything from presidential elections to textbooks. And Texas is growing fast. The US Census claims the overall Texas population will grow by 6.7 million people overContinue reading “Messin’ With Texas”

Maine’s Demographic Crunch

Maine’s population has peaked at 1.33 million and is expected to stay there through 2030. But could Maine eventually see a population decrease? The Portland Press Herald reported recently that between 2010 and 2013, 97,233 Mainers left the state while 95,223 moved into Maine – a net loss of 2,000 people. This wouldn’t matter if Maine had aContinue reading “Maine’s Demographic Crunch”

The Demographic Times They Are A-Changin’

I’ve heard it said that by mid-century whites will be a minority in the United States. But strictly speaking this isn’t true. The Center for American Progress, in collaboration with the liberal Brookings Institution and the conservative American Enterprise Institute, released a report about America’s future. States of Change: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974–2060 looks at where we’veContinue reading “The Demographic Times They Are A-Changin’”