However, some serious tabloids have gained a large following in certain cities; New York commuters in particular seem to enjoy the tabloidsized paper for its convenience in subway trains and on buses.
As of September 30, 2000, there were a total of 51 tabloid-format papers being published in the United States.
The decline in the number of newspapers and in circulation is thus a dispiriting trend for publishers.
One positive result of the attacks, and the subsequent military response to the attacks by the United States, has been an increase in circulation, in both long-term subscriptions and daily single-copy sales. Of those 49 cities, 16 had two nominally competitive newspapers owned by the same company. cities, therefore, had true competition among daily newspapers.Many legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants, and many citizens of Hispanic descent, speak only Spanish.The number of African Americans in the United States grew from 29 million to 33 million in that same time period.The number of newspapers in the United States has continued to shrink, even as the country has experienced substantial growth in population, affluence, and literacy.At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the country's population was slowly aging, as a result of the post-World War II "baby boom," and older Americans have tended to be more frequent newspaper readers than younger persons.