Posts Tagged: Demography

Number of New High School Grads in New England Projected to Decline 14% by 2032

By 2032, the number of new high school graduates in New England is projected to decline by 22,000 to a total 140,273, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE) most recent Knocking at the College Door report. New England’s challenge with an aging population and falling birth rates has been well chronicled. With fresh projections and an ever-changing...

Trying to Make Sure Demography Is Not Destiny

New England is the slowest-growing and most significantly aging region in the country, according to data released earlier this fall by the U.S. Census bureau. Select analysis for the New England region is now available in the demography section of NEBHE’s recently revamped Trends & Indicators. As demographer Peter Francese notes, the elderly will increasingly outnumber school-age childr...

Is Our Aging Population a Threat to Education?

A Demographer Looks at New England’s Population and the Future of Education A great many New England institutions of higher education are about to find out if demography will determine their fate because unprecedented and substantial population change is sweeping across the region. New England is demographically unique in a number of ways. With fewer than 15 million year-round residents,...

Moving New Englanders: NEBHE Updates T&I Figures on Demography

NEBHE’s Trends & Indicators features an updated section on Demography. • Nearly 70% of New England residents in 2010 were born in the region, down from a peak of 77% in 1950. By 2010, nearly 17% of New England’s population was born elsewhere in the U.S. People born in foreign countries accounted for the remaining 14% of total population. • Connecticut ranked first natio...

Limping to the Top

New England is aging ... but gracefully? Last week, the Census Bureau reported that three New England states are the oldest in the U.S. in median age: Maine (43.5 years), Vermont (42.3 years) and New Hampshire (42 years). The other states in the region are old too: Connecticut (40.5 years); Rhode Island (39.8 years) and Massachusetts (39.3 years), compared with a national median age of 37.4 years...

With Population Aging, Who Will Power Economy?

The oldest U.S. states in median age are: Maine (43.5 years), Vermont (42.3 years) and New Hampshire (42 years), according to newly updated data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The three remaining New England states are up there too: Connecticut (40.5 years); Rhode Island (39.8 years) and Massachusetts (39.3 years). Nationally, the median age was 37.4 years. More than 43 million Americans are age ...

Trends & Indicators: Demography

Updated May 2012 ...The six-state New England region's population grew by a sluggish 3.8% between 2000 and 2010—while the nation's as a whole grew by 9.7%, according to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 population figures released in December.Among other highlights:• United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household goods mover, classified four of the six New England states as &ldquo...

Economists to Hold Conference at UNH at Manchester on “Millennials, Baby Boomers and New England’s Future”

Demography is destiny, especially if you are in higher education. Consider: There are 200,000 fewer children in New England today, compared with 10 years ago—a 6% decline. The number  of married couples with children has declined by 10% since 2000—and they now account for fewer than one in five New England households. The number of single parents has grown by 9% since 2000, but t...

Trends & Indicators 2011: Demography, Part II

Is demography really destiny? The makeup of the population and the perceived value of education are changing. So this year following the decennial census, we're presenting our demography figures a few ways. (We also presented a set in January.) The universities of the Connecticut State University System (CSUS) attracted more than 7,000 students of color this year—a 35% increase since 200...

Trends & Indicators: Continually Updated Stats on New England’s Education and Economy

For more than half a century, NEBHE has been publishing tables and charts exploring "Trends & Indicators" in New England’s demography, high school performance and graduation, college enrollment, college graduation rates and degree production, higher education financing and university research.Our printed compendium richly juxtaposed 60-plus figures on state, regional, national and global...