This report brings together under one cover a wide range of sample survey and census data on demographic, social, economic, and housing trends for the Nation as a whole. The report includes data collected from 1920 to 1996 and reflects the most recent information available on each topic as of 1997. In many cases, the data are shown by race and Hispanic origin (of any race).
The statistics are based on the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the National Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics Registration System.
Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.
Others in Series
Subject Index to Current Population Reports, 1996
This report presents for each subject area a bibliography of relevant Current Population Reports by series number and additional information.
How We're Changing; Demographic State of the Nation: 1997
This report provides a two-color illustrated overview giving data on selected topics.
Profile of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 1997
The core of this report is 21 two-page sections presenting information on various topics for the foreign-born population.