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America Counts: Data Equity Stories

America Counts: Data Equity Stories

Families and Living Arrangements
Interracial Couples More Common Among Same-Sex Couples
Male same-sex couples had higher median household incomes than female same-sex couples even though the shares with both partners working did not differ.
The Nation’s First Veterans and How Military Service Has Changed
Since the 1840 Census first counted veterans, census data have documented the evolution of those who served. Women veterans were not counted until 1980.
New Population Counts for 22 Detailed Some Other Race Groups
2020 Census data for groups classified as Some Other Race, such as Brazilian, Guyanese, and Cabo Verdean are now available.
New Population Counts for 62 Detailed Black or African American Groups
For the first time, the 2020 Census provided a write-in area for the Black or African American race category to collect detailed racial identities.
English Most Common Race or Ethnicity in 2020 Census
Recently released 2020 Census data on race and ethnicity provide detailed characteristics of more than 100 White groups.
Detailed Data for Hundreds of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes
2020 Census detailed data available for close to 1,200 AIAN tribes and villages for the nation, states and tribal areas.
Business and Economy
Manufacturing Faces Potential Labor Shortage Due to Skills Gap
The Census Bureau celebrates Manufacturing Week with new data visualizations, stories and data products from the manufacturing sector.
Eight Hispanic Groups Each Had a Million or More Population in 2020
Newly released detailed 2020 Census data show growth in Hispanic groups. Mexican population remained nation’s largest Hispanic group.
3.5 Million Reported Middle Eastern and North African Descent in 2020
Detailed data available from the 2020 Census for 26 Middle Eastern and North African groups.
Asian Indian Was The Largest Asian Alone Population Group in 2020
Detailed 2020 Census data on 41 Asian groups released today show Chinese, Except Taiwanese, was largest Asian alone or in any combination group.
Detailed Look at Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Groups
2020 Census data released this month provides detailed counts of 31 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI) groups.
New Population Counts for Nearly 1,500 Race and Ethnicity Groups
The Census Bureau releases official population counts for more than 200 new detailed race and ethnicity groups.
Why People Move
New U.S. Census Bureau data product shows changes in reasons for moving and types of moves between 2021 and 2022.
Uninsured Rates Decreased in Over Half of U.S. States in 2022
Infographics from the ACS 1-year estimates released today show changes in state-level health insurance coverage rates and types from 2021 to 2022.
Income and Poverty
2022 Income Inequality Decreased for First Time Since 2007
U.S. Census Bureau income data released today show declines in real income at the middle and top of the income distribution from 2021 to 2022.
Income and Poverty
Black Individuals Had Record Low Official Poverty Rate in 2022
New U.S. Census Bureau data show the official poverty rate for Black individuals and Black children hit record lows in 2022.
Health Insurance Coverage of U.S. Workers Increased in 2022
Health insurance coverage for working-age adults ages 19 to 64 improved in 2022 across race groups and Hispanic origin and in most regions.
Income and Poverty
Median Household Income After Taxes Fell 8.8% in 2022
The expiration of expansions to federal programs during COVID-19 resulted in lower post-tax household income and higher poverty rates.
Income and Poverty
Supplemental Poverty Measure in 2022 Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Level
The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) that accounts for government assistance increased from 7.8% in 2021 to 12.4% in 2022.
Families and Living Arrangements
More Unmarried Women Than Unmarried Men in the U.S.
A new data visualization shows the ratio of unmarried men to unmarried women by state, age, race and ethnicity.
Families and Living Arrangements
Work and Lifestyle of Young Adults Changed During the Pandemic
New data visualization shows differences in young adults’ work and lifestyle patterns such as working from home from 2019 to 2021.
Significant Declines in Preschool Enrollment During COVID-19 Pandemic
There were about 950,000 fewer children ages 3 to 6 enrolled in preschool in 2021 than in 2019.
Who Manages Vital Natural Resources in Our Daily Lives?
Special district governments often manage the natural resources we rely on, from running water to electricity.
Business and Economy
2022 Economic Census: Keeping Up With the Times
To remain the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy, the 2022 Economic Census is capturing new technology, from robot delivery to telemedicine.
Business and Economy
Capturing Seasonal Changes in Industry Expense Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau recently began publishing seasonally adjusted expense estimates for 40 service industries, a significant benefit to business analysts.
Now That the Pandemic Emergency Has Ended, What’s Next?
U.S. Census Bureau tools created or modified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have shifted focus now that the national emergency has ended.
Families and Living Arrangements
Same-Sex Married Couples Less Likely to Be Same Age, Race, Ethnicity
Survey data reveal patterns of social and economic similarity between same- and opposite-sex spouses.
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Disability by Health Condition
Higher rates of disability among non-Hispanic Black population age 40 and up due to arthritis, diabetes and hypertension than among non-Hispanic White adults.
Sharp Drop in On-Site/In-Person Work Since 2019
New Census Bureau data show detailed trends in home-based work, including the rise in mixed or hybrid work.
Disability Rates Higher in Rural Areas Than Urban Areas
The largest urban/rural differences in disability rates were in the South in 2021.
How Socially Vulnerable Is Puerto Rico to Disasters?
All municipios and 87% of census tracts in Puerto Rico showed higher social vulnerability than the United States.
¿Cuánta vulnerabilidad social ante desastres tiene Puerto Rico?
Todos los municipios y el 87 % de los sectores censales en Puerto Rico muestran una mayor vulnerabilidad social que los Estados Unidos.
Examining Equity in COVID-19 Stimulus Payments
New research by the Census Bureau, Treasury, and IRS examines variation in receipt of payments across race and ethnic groups.
Significant Educational Strides by Young Hispanic Population
The young Hispanic population made significant educational gains between 2005 and 2021.The largest were among the South American population.
Income and Poverty
Impact of the End of Extra SNAP Benefits
About 1 in 4 households in states that gave SNAP emergency benefits during the pandemic report not having enough to eat now that extra funding has ended.
Missing Medicaid Data on Race/Ethnicity May Bias Health Research
New research links Census Bureau and Medicaid data to enhance missing race/ethnicity data and improve the study of health disparities.
Page Last Revised - January 25, 2023
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