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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

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Broadband Access in Tribal Areas Lags Rest of the Nation
Residents in tribal areas had a 6-point gap in broadband access compared to non-tribal residents in 2021, but the digital divide is narrowing.
Business and Economy
Exploring Two “First Look” Economic Datasets
Early data from the 2022 Economic Census and 2023 Annual Business Survey offer a glimpse of the number of employer businesses in the United States.
Income and Poverty
Fresh Insights on Income Mobility From 2005 to 2019
Mobility, Opportunity, and Volatility Statistics (MOVS) project shows income dynamics of working-age adults across socio-economic and geographic groups.
Income and Poverty
Wealth by Race of Householder
Households with a Black householder were less likely than those with a White householder to have home equity, retirement accounts, stocks and mutual funds.
Families and Living Arrangements
Grandparents Living With Grandchildren
A new report shows characteristics of grandparents who live with their grandchildren and where they are in the United States.
“Excess Mortality" During COVID-19 Varied by Race, Ethnicity, Geography
New Census Bureau research shows “excess mortality” — deaths that exceed recent trends — widened the Black-White mortality gap.
Income and Poverty
Nearly 327,000 in U.S. Lived in Emergency and Transitional Shelters
The American Community Survey 5-year estimates provides a demographic profile of the population experiencing homelessness who lived in shelters.
MLK Day: Only Federal Holiday Designated as National Day of Service
U.S. Census Bureau Statistics in School activities, historical pages, surveys and data commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy New Year 2024!
The U.S. is the third most populous country in the world behind China and India but is expected to drop to fourth behind India, China and Nigeria around 2045.
The Stories U.S. Census Bureau Data Told in 2023
A look at a year of significant transformation in the U.S. population, from growing diversity and aging to how and where we live and work.
Looking Back 250 Years: The 1773 Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party led to the American Revolutionary War, the U.S. Constitution and eventually the first census count to ensure representation.
3- and 4-Year-Old School Enrollment Rebounds From Pandemic Low
There were some racial and ethnic differences in enrollment of 3- and 4-year-olds from 2018 to 2022.
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.
Ocho grupos hispanos con poblaciones de 1 millón o más en el 2020
Datos detallados del Censo del 2020 recién publicados muestran crecimiento de población en grupos hispanos; la población mexicana sigue siendo el mayor grupo.
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.
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.
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
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.
Younger Householders Drove Rebound in U.S. Homeownership
Housing Vacancy Survey found homeownership rates, especially among those age 44 and younger, improved in all regions.
Almost a Quarter of U.S. Population Vulnerable to Rising Heat
Climate-focused data product finds that social factors contribute to low resilience to extreme heat exposure for almost 1 in 4 individuals in the United States.
Detailed Characteristics of Hundreds of Race/Ethnic and Tribal Groups
Detailed social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics on race, Hispanic origin, ancestry and tribal groups now available for numerous geographies.
Nearly a Third Reporting Two or More Races Were Under 18 in 2020
The 2020 Census shows the Multiracial population increased in all age categories but was largest among the young.
Hispanic Population is Younger But Aging Faster
The Hispanic population was younger than the non-Hispanic population in 2020 and accounted for a quarter of all children under 18 in the United States.
La población hispana es más joven, pero está envejeciendo más rápido
La población hispana era más joven que la población no hispana en el 2020 y representaba un cuarto de todos los niños menores de 18 años en 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
Opportunities for Marriage, Partnership Shape Women’s Family Incomes
White women were more likely than Black women of the same economic background to have access to more income from spouses and partners.
Page Last Revised - April 14, 2023
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