Iowa Population Trends

Jan 7, 2014

Every 8 seconds another person is born in the U.S., adding to a world population that already totals more than 7 billion people.

Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer checks in with population experts here in Iowa to learn about our state’s trends, and what they tell us about our economy and the future of our communities. Global population expert William Ryerson also joins the conversation to talk about the connection between local and global population growth.

Today's guests include:

Liesl Eathington - Iowa Community Indicators Program Assistant Scientist at Iowa State University

David Peters - Assistant Professor of Sociology and Extension Rural Sociologist at Iowa State Universit

William Ryerson - President of Population Media Center, CEO of the Population Institute