Population Growth http://wamc.org en Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/slow-population-growth-forecast-massachusetts-0 <p>A new study projects continued slow population growth for Massachusetts for the next 20 years. Some parts of western Massachusetts could see population declines according to this forecast.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Susan Strate, manager of the <a href="http://pep.donahue-institute.org/">Population Estimates Program at the UMass Donahue Institute.</a></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79244 at http://wamc.org Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts Population Grows, Except in RI and VT http://wamc.org/post/population-grows-except-ri-and-vt <p>America's population is increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression. But two state in the region saw declines.<br><br>New 2012 census estimates offer the latest snapshot of the U.S. population. As a whole, the population grew by 2.3 million, reaching 313.9 million people. That growth of 0.75 percent was higher than 2011, ending five years of slowing growth rates.<br><br>Nevertheless, growth remains stuck at the lowest levels since 1937, hurt by waning immigration and reduced childbirths.<br> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 54312 at http://wamc.org