Kurt Metzger

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Kurt Metzger | Finally, the U.S. Census is counting LGBTQ families

Kurt Metzger | Finally, the U.S. Census is counting LGBTQ families

March 5, 2020 | Kurt Metzger

The U.S. Census Bureau is sometimes slow to reflect the changing nature of families, but this year’s count has made changes to better reflect the LGBTQ community.

Kurt Metzger | The Census is coming. Racial controversy is never far behind

Kurt Metzger | The Census is coming. Racial controversy is never far behind

February 20, 2020 | Kurt Metzger

The U.S. Census Bureau’s decision not to allow a category for Middle Eastern North African in this year’s count is the latest in a long history of controversies involving race.

In slowly growing Michigan, some interesting migration trends

In slowly growing Michigan, some interesting migration trends

September 25, 2015 | Kurt Metzger

Too many are leaving for the South and West, but among those who are arriving? Many are young and good earners.

The Great Lakes state, graying: Demographic reality hits Michigan

The Great Lakes state, graying: Demographic reality hits Michigan

April 10, 2015 | Kurt Metzger

The graying of Michigan isn't confined to its northern counties. The whole state is aging, and simply isn't drawing the new residents it needs to keep its economy vigorous. A demographer asks whether we have the will to fix it.

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