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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

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How Racially and Ethnically Diverse Is Your Neighborhood?
An interactive tool and new racial and ethnic diversity topic page allows you to explore the most diverse census tracts in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 U.S. Population More Racially, Ethnically Diverse Than in 2010
2020 Census results released today allow us to measure the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and how it varies at different geographic levels.
Page Last Revised - April 14, 2023
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