India’s population hits 1.21 billion

India’s population has attained 1.21 billion, according to results of the 2010 census released Thursday.

The male population stands at around 620 million while the female population is around 580 million, according to the figures, released here by the Commissioner of Registrar General of India and Census C. Chandramauli.

Indian population rises rapidly amidst depleting transport system

Russia’s population shrinking since 2002

Russia’s population has dwindled by 2.2 million, or 1.6 percent, to 142.9 million since 2002, according to the preliminary results of a latest nationwide census released by the federal statistic agency Rosstat Monday.

The preliminary data, published by Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily, show that the Central, Volga and Siberian federal districts are the most populated regions with over 61 percent of Russia’s residents living there. ‘ Compared to the 2002 figure, the population shrank in 63 regions and increased in 20 regions.

The results also show that Russia is a highly urbanized country, with a 73.7-percent share of urban population.

The all-Russian census held on Oct. 14-25, 2010, was the second nationwide census since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Chicago remains 3rd largest U.S. city despite population loss

Chicago remains the third largest city in the United States, although it was the only one among the top 10 U.S. cities to have lost population during the decade ended 2010, according to a Friday report of Chicago Tribune, quoting the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to U.S. census figure, in the past ten years, Chicago ‘s population tumbled 6.9 percent, to 2,695,598, which is lower than the 2.7 million reported back in 1920, but the city remains the third most populated city in the country.

But the figure showed that Chicago is on its way to become the fourth city, as Houston, with 2,099,451 residents, is expected to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the U.S.

The population of Western and Southern states continued to expand faster than the Midwest and Northeast. The city of Detroit, which lost a quarter of its population since the 2000 census due to job losses, plant closing and foreclosure, dropped out of the top 10 list, replaced by San Jose, Calif.

Likewise, Cook County, the nation’s second most populous county after Los Angeles, is the only one of 2010’s 10 largest counties to have lost residents since 2000, its population was down by 182, 000.

Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois as well as the most populous city in the U.S. Midwest and the third most populous city in the U.S. after New York City and Los Angeles


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