Monday, June 08, 2015

Most U.S. Population Growth is in Drought-Stricken Counties

More than half the nation's population growth since 2000 has occurred in drought-stricken areas of the United States, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. From 2000 to 2014, fully 57 percent of the nation's population increase occurred in counties experiencing drought. Among the 10 counties with the biggest population gain over the time period, 7 are experiencing drought.

Source: Brookings Institution, Population Surging in Drought-Stricken Areas

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