Classes Societies: Inhabiting Our World – Societal Shifts
Goals Challenging Problems: Humans in the World – (1) Habitation & Population (2) Modern Living | Intended Learning Outcomes: Instilled Citizenship Values – Societal Influence & Political World | CTEs & Disciplines: (1) Money & Real Estate (2) Human Geography
Social change is a concept many of us take for granted or don’t really even understand. No society has ever remained the same. Change is always happening…
Pew Research Center
Major demographic shifts are reshaping the United States. The country is growing in population while becoming older and more racially and ethnically diverse. To some extent, these demographic trends are playing out differently in America’s urban, suburban and rural communities.
Three key demographic forces have reshaped the overall U.S. population in recent years: growing racial and ethnic diversity, increasing immigration and rising numbers of older adults. But these trends are playing out differently in the nation’s rural, urban and suburban communities, touching some more than others.
At its core, demography is the act of counting people. But it’s also important to study the forces that are driving population change, and measure how these changes have an impact on people’s lives.
United Nations / Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.
United States Census
People who live in rural areas are more likely to own their own homes, live in their state of birth and have served in the military than their urban counterparts, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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