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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

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Business and Economy
A Toast to the Growing Number of U.S. Beer/Wine Manufacturers
Beer and wine will be part of many holiday celebrations, a chance to look at import and export data on breweries and wineries.
Families and Living Arrangements
Number of Same-Sex Couple Households Exceeded 1 Million in 2021
Compare demographic and economic characteristics of U.S. same-sex and opposite-sex couple households in new Census Bureau table package and graphics.
Housing
Homeownership by Young Households Below Pre-Great Recession Levels
Homeownership among households headed by adults ages 25-34 was highest at the start of the Great Recession and had not returned to those high levels in 2019.
Population
U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Headed to 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The 22nd World Cup – the first in the Middle East – saw 206 countries compete for 32 slots. The United States got in late and four-time winner Italy is out.
Employment
Who Are the STEM Workers Under Age 25?
Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is projected to grow at twice the rate of total employment through 2031.
Population
Public Can Now Help Census Bureau Design How It Collects Data
The Census Bureau’s StatVentures initiative taps into the nation’s brightest minds for innovative and efficient ways to collect data.
Government
Using Census Data to Inform Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery
The U.S. Census Bureau provides vital tools and data to assist in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Population
2020 Island Areas Censuses: Computer and Internet Use
New data from the Island Areas Censuses provide an updated look at estimates of computer ownership and broadband internet subscriptions.
Population
How Resilient Are Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
The Community Resilience Estimates show that more people living in the 44 counties along the U.S.-Mexico border are less resilient than the nation as a whole.
Population
Do Disabilities Impact Older People’s Moves to Other Locations?
About 8.3% of people ages 65 and older with a disability and 5.1% without a disability moved during the prior year from 2015-2019.
Families and Living Arrangements
Cenar en familia es más común para los hispanos y los inmigrantes
Nuevos datos muestran que los padres hispanos y padres inmigrantes cenan más frecuentemente con sus hijos que los padres no hispanos y los nacidos en EE. UU.
Families and Living Arrangements
Family Dinner Routine More Common in Hispanic and Immigrant Families
New data show that Hispanic and immigrant parents are more likely to share frequent meals with their children than non-Hispanic and native-born counterparts.
Income and Poverty
U.S. Poverty Rate Is 12.8% but Varies Significantly by Age Groups
The poverty rate for the nation’s oldest and youngest populations was significantly different than the national rate.
Business and Economy
More Women in Manufacturing Jobs in Every Age Group
In the runup to Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7, we look at the growing role of women in manufacturing.
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How Marital Status and Children Affect Social Safety Net Participation
An updated interactive data tool allows users to explore household composition and expanded age categories of those who received government benefits in 2020.
Income and Poverty
Dificultades materiales y desigualdades de riqueza entre grupos hispanos
En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, nuevos datos de la Oficina del Censo destacan las diferencias en el bienestar de los grupos de origen hispano.
Income and Poverty
Hardships and Wealth Disparities Across Hispanic Groups
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we analyze new U.S. Census Bureau data that looks at differences in well-being across detailed Hispanic origin groups.
Employment
Trabajadores jóvenes y mayores impulsaron empleos después de María
Primeros Indicadores trimestrales de la fuerza laboral de Puerto Rico publicados hoy proporcionan un perfil demográfico del empleo después del huracán María.
Employment
Youngest and Oldest Workers Drove Job Recovery After Hurricane Maria
The first Quarterly Workforce Indicators for Puerto Rico released today provide a demographic profile of employment after Hurricane Maria.
Education
Who Is Impacted by Student Loan Forgiveness and How?
New Survey of Income and Program Participation data show who has student loan debt and how much they had after the COVID-19 pause in payments.
Employment
Did COVID-19 Change Retirement Timing?
Despite major disruptions in the labor market, the pandemic had a modest impact on peoples’ retirement timing.
Health
Uninsured Rate Declined in 28 States 2019-2021
Today’s release of the 2021 American Community Survey 1-year estimates shows increase in public health coverage in 36 states.
Income and Poverty
2021 Income Inequality Increased for First Time Since 2011
U.S. Census Bureau’s income data released today show widening income inequality from 2020 to 2021.
Income and Poverty
Child Poverty Fell to Record Low 5.2% in 2021
In 2021, child poverty rates measured by Supplemental Poverty Measure were the lowest since 2009 for all race and Hispanic origin categories examined.
Health
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers More Likely to be Uninsured in 2021
The uninsured rate of those who worked less than full time, year-round dropped 1.2 percentage points from 2020 to 2021 as public coverage increased.
Income and Poverty
Government Assistance Lifts 45.4 Million Out of Poverty in 2021
The 2021 U.S. official poverty rate of 11.6% was not statistically different from 2020 but the Supplemental Poverty Measure at 7.8% was lowest on record.
Health
Uninsured Rate of U.S. Children Fell to 5.0% in 2021
A 1.2 percentage point increase in Medicaid and CHIP coverage drove drop in children’s uninsured rate between 2020 and 2021.
Families and Living Arrangements
Does Marrying Younger Mean Marrying More Often?
The age at first marriage can affect the number of times you get married.
Population
Who Has Retirement Accounts?
The Survey of Income and Program Participation shows how many people are saving for retirement.
Education
Census Bureau’s 2022 Back-to-School Guide for Teachers
Teachers can turn lessons into real-world connections in the classroom with help from Statistics in Schools.
Industry
Manufacturing Pay, Job Prospects Increase With Industry "Credential"
Workers credentialed through industry-supported training and assessment programs earned more than peers, even without a college degree.
Business and Economy
Revenues for Home Care, Elderly Services Increase as Nation Ages
Service Annual Survey shows revenue increased in select service industries from 2013 to 2020.
Income and Poverty
Wealth Inequality in the U.S. by Household Type
Census data show persistent inequalities in household wealth in 2019: 38.7% of households did not own a home, and 41.2% did not have a retirement account.
Employment
How Food Service, Transportation Workers Fared Before Pandemic
A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that people in some occupations hard hit during the pandemic had low earnings and benefits even before COVID-19.
Population
Children Continue to be More Involved in Some Extracurricular Activities
New U.S. Census Bureau historical tables show both girls and boys are taking more lessons and playing more sports than in 1998.
Population
There’s No Place Like (Close to) Home
New research shows where people move as young adults. Eight in 10 live within 100 miles of where they grew up.

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