The fastest-growing US metropolitan area is Florida’s retired community, another highlight of the 2020 census.

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The United States was more multi-ethnic and racially diverse in 2020 than in 2010, older and slightly more populous in urban and suburban areas. U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.. This data will be used to redraw parliamentary and state legislative districts and allocate federal funding for the next decade. There are several things in the data. Interesting, descriptive, and perhaps contradictory points About changing countries. Here are four.

1. The fastest growing metropolis in the United States in the last decade was Phoenix, which jumped over Philadelphia and reached fifth place in the ten metropolises. While 52% of all counties in the United States lost their population between 2010 and 2020, 80% of metropolitan areas added residents.

2. But the fastest-growing metropolitan area wasn’t a city — it was The Villages, a vast retirement community in Central Florida, built on former cattle pastures.Village saw 39% increase from 2010According to Mark Perry, a senior demographer at the US Census Bureau, it increased by 8.7% in all metropolitan areas of the United States.

3. Due to the aging of the baby boomer generation and the declining birth rate, the population of adults over the age of 18 has increased by more than 10% to 258.3 million over the past 10 years, and the population of children under the age of 18 is 1.4%. It decreased to 74.2 million. 22 percent of the population. In the south, 22.5% of the population was under the age of 18, while in the northeast only 20% were children.

4. The national population growth of 7.4% was driven by a boom of 23% of the Hispanic population and a surge of 36% of the Asian population.Hispanics overtake whites California’s largest group, The most populous state in the United States, and was pulled by the White Texas to become the second largest state. “Texas has gained nearly 11 Hispanic residents as more white residents since 2010.” Texas Tribune Note..

“Without people of two or more races, Hispanic and Asian, these are the only growing groups of minors.” William Frey saysHe is a Senior Research Fellow in Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program and has linked several threads. “Many of these young minorities are important to our future growth, not just for our children, but for our future workforce.”

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2020 census data show that the U.S. population is more diverse and urban