More than 6 million Californians are living in poverty, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s up more than 4 percent since before the recession began in 2006. Household income fell by the biggest margin on record — and nearly one in four California children lives in poverty. We look at the numbers and the lives of those impacted by poverty.
The Bay Area’s elderly population has been growing over the past 10 years. As the boomer generation hits its sixth decade, a so-called silver tsunami is on the way. By 2050, one in five Americans is expected to be over 65. Are Bay Area cities and communities aging friendly?
As part of “Our Changing Communities,” our series on the results of the 2010 Census, we look at how prepared the Bay Area is for the aging boom.
Fewer adults are getting married in the U.S. than ever before. For those who do get married, many are delaying the decision until they’re older. As part of “Our Changing Community,” our series on the 2010 census, we look at who is saying “I don’t” to marriage — and why.
The Black population of Oakland has declined nearly 25 percent in the past decade, and for children, the rate is even higher. The decline of African-Americans in cities is a national trend. Why are African-Americans leaving, and what does it mean for Oakland?
As part of Forum’s “Our Changing Communities” series on the results of the 2010 census, we take a close look at Oakland.
San Francisco’s population of children has been shrinking as parents seek better schools, more space and affordable housing. Is the city driving its families away? As part of Forum’s series on the 2010 Census, “Our Changing Communities,” we discuss whether San Francisco is a good place to raise kids.
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