Boston continues to see population increase 
The city’s population increased 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, new US Census data shows.
(Evan Richman/Globe Staff/file)

Boston continues to see population increase

The city’s population increased 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, new US Census data shows.

(Evan Richman/Globe Staff/file)

JAMES ROOSEVELT JR. AND ROBERT L. REYNOLDS
How to fix Social Security 
- Social Security needs to be preserved, and the system should be backed up by a robust private workplace savings system that all working Americans have access to.
(CHRISTOPHER SERRA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

JAMES ROOSEVELT JR. AND ROBERT L. REYNOLDS

How to fix Social Security

- Social Security needs to be preserved, and the system should be backed up by a robust private workplace savings system that all working Americans have access to.

(CHRISTOPHER SERRA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Challenges loom as world population hits 7 billion
- As of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth’s land and resources.

Challenges loom as world population hits 7 billion

- As of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth’s land and resources.

Census figures show sharp increase in Mass. minority population
- The Asian, Hispanic, and black population in Massachusetts increased sharply in the past decade, with the first two groups rising 46 percent, and the latter group 26 percent, according to new US Census figures released today.

Census figures show sharp increase in Mass. minority population

- The Asian, Hispanic, and black population in Massachusetts increased sharply in the past decade, with the first two groups rising 46 percent, and the latter group 26 percent, according to new US Census figures released today.