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Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
Income and Poverty
Less Hunger in At-Risk Households During Pandemic Expansion of School Meals Program
Participation rates in free school lunch programs remain higher for lower income children even when program was expanded during the pandemic.
Novice Data Users: Help Is on the Way
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy launches the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series this week to help less experienced data users navigate census data.
Who Makes More Preventable Visits to the ER?
Census Bureau Study Shows a Link Between Lack of Various Resources and Higher Number of Preventable Visits for Emergency Care.
U.S. Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Student Racial, Ethnic Makeup
U.S. Census Bureau analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation data shows gap between the racial and ethnicity diversity of teachers and students.
Pre-COVID Early Childhood Enrollment Grew, More in Public Preschools
Before COVID-19, preschool enrollment was increasing as state funding of early education programs grew and the federal government is now proposing universal
Nearly a Third of Parents Spent Child Tax Credit on School Expenses
Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows that many parents spent the first three Child Tax Credit advance payments on child care or school expenses.
New Census Tool Provides Child Poverty Rates in All School Districts
The 2019 SAIPE School District Profiles data visualization provides demographic and economic information on more than 13,000 U.S. school districts.
Elementary, Secondary School Revenue, Spending Increased in Most Areas
Preliminary data show most categories of elementary and secondary school system spending increased from FY2019 to FY2020, with some exceptions due to COVID-19.
Did Unemployment Insurance Lower Official Poverty Rates in 2020?
Expanded unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility during the pandemic lowered the overall poverty rate by 1.4 percentage points to 11.4% in 2020.
Business and Economy
Student Debt Weighed Heavily on Millions Even Before Pandemic
Student loans are one of the largest contributors to household debt, an added burden on those already hard-hit by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teachers Preparing for 2021-2022 School Year
New school activities on relevant topics such as apportionment results from the 2020 Census are available to teachers for free.
How the Pandemic Affected Black and White Households
Loss of income during the pandemic caused more hardship for Black adults than for White adults, even after accounting for differences in income and education.
Does Majoring in STEM Lead to a STEM Job After Graduation?
Among STEM workers, those who majored in STEM earned more than those who did not.
U.S. Spending on Public Schools in 2019 Highest Since 2008
New Annual Survey of School System Finances data show the nation spent $752.3 billion on its 48 million children in public schools in 2019.
One in Seven Social Safety Net Recipients in 2017 Were College Grads
At least 3.7 million college graduates participated in social safety net programs in 2017.
Access to Contraception Can Increase Women’s Educational Attainment
U.S. Census Bureau and University of Colorado researchers teamed up to analyze the impact of a Colorado family planning program on high school completion.
Teacher Appreciation Week Especially Significant in The Time of COVID
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools tools and resources aim to lessen the burden on teachers seeking additional activities for their students.
Working From Home During the Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows that those who increased frequency of telework had higher income and education and better health.
Unequally Essential: Women and Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19
On the eve of Equal Pay Day and as the nation recognizes Women’s History Month, Census Bureau data show women still face pay disparities across occupations.
Homeschooling on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows a substantial increase in homeschooling during COVID-19.
Women Making Gains in STEM Occupations but Still Underrepresented
While women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, they are only 27% of STEM workers, up from 8% in 1970.
New Census Bureau Resources for Distance Learning
The Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program provides free online activities and resources to enhance student engagement in distance learning.
Can Data and Tech Help Solve Environmental Issues?
The Census Bureau's Opportunity Project celebrates its fifth anniversary with four tech development sprints to create solutions to environmental...
Children in Poverty Less Likely to Engage in Sports, Gifted Programs
New U.S. Census Bureau survey highlights the impact that poverty has on school-aged children’s involvement in extracurricular activities.
Schooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows that nearly 93% of households with school-age children reported engaging in “distance learning” from home.
2020 Census To Help School Districts Prepare for Next Era of Students
An accurate count of children can help communities meet the need for more educational resources, including new schools.
Black High School Attainment Nearly on Par With National Average
In recent years, Black educational attainment has been much closer to the national average: 88% have a high school diploma. Gaps remain in college attainment.
Connecting With Partners: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Promoting 2020 Census response is important to educators because the decennial count informs funding for schools and other community services.
School Enrollment: College Down, Graduate School Up
Two-year colleges saw the biggest percentage drop while enrollment in graduate and professional schools increased by 307,000.
2020 Census in the Classroom
For the upcoming school year, the Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program will teach students and parents why everyone should respond to the 2020 Census.
College Degree Widens Gender Earnings Gap
More education leads to higher pay but the gender gap is greater among those with a bachelor’s degree than among those without.
A First-Person Account of Why Statistics in Schools Matter
Census Bureau statistician Adam Grundy shows how students can benefit from the Statistics in Schools program.
Largest Annual Increase in Public School Spending Since 2008
How much is the United States spending on public elementary and secondary school systems? More than $694 billion in fiscal year 2017.
Number of People With Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Doubles Since 2000
About 13.1 percent of U.S. adults had a master’s or doctoral degree in 2018, up from 8.6 percent in 2000.
Who Knew? Census Data Can Be Used in the Classroom
The Statistics in Schools Program has several sources of materials for teachers to use that will enhance K-12 students’ knowledge on five core subjects.