Kelvin Pollard is a senior demographer in U.S. Programs and has been with PRB since 1989. His focus is on U.S. demographic and socioeconomic trends at both the national and subnational level. Pollard has written numerous articles and provided both data analysis and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. A former vice president of the Southern Demographic Association (where he also served on the board of directors), he edited the newsletter “Applied Demography” from 2002 to 2015. Pollard holds an master’s degree in applied social research from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in social studies education from the University of Virginia. He is proficient in ArcGIS and SAS.
U.S. House Seats Are Shifting South and West Based on Population Changes
The Census Bureau’s state-level population estimates for 2018 provide a window into the potential redistribution of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives when the 2020 Census numbers are released. Based on these 2018 population estimates, 13 states would see changes in their number of congressi…
The U.S. Population Is Growing at the Slowest Rate Since the 1930s
The pace of U.S. population growth is slowing, according to the Census Bureau’s 2018 estimates and 2020 projections, which provide a preview of 2020 Census results. The U.S. population has increased each decade since the first census was conducted in 1790, surpassing 50 million by 1880, 100 million …
The Net Undercount of Young Children in the U.S. Census
In the 2010 U.S. Census, young children (ages 0 to 4) were more likely to be missed than any other age group, Census Bureau research shows. More than one in 10 young children were not counted in 2010, and the net undercount rate for young children (the percent of children who were missed minus the […
Appalachia’s Aging Population Signals Challenges Ahead
The Appalachian Region’s aging population may pose challenges “down the road” for local governments and community service providers, say the authors of a new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report for the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Region’s share of residents ages 65 and older exceeds th…
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview From the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Appalachia’s unemployment and poverty rates remain above levels seen before the economic downturn of 2007-2009, suggesting an incomplete economic recovery, especially in many of the Region’s most rural counties, according to a new PRB report for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Aging Baby Boomers to Face Caregiving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges
The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects in this Population Bulletin.
PRB Appalachia Report Examines Jobs, Degrees
Appalachia's residents in their prime working years are less likely to be in the labor force or to hold college degrees than the U.S. population as a whole, but these and other demographic, health, and socioeconomic patterns vary widely within the region.