Income and Poverty
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.
Measuring Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Working Moms
New Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies increases likelihood working married mothers stay in the labor force and lowers wage gap between s
U.S. Births Declined During the Pandemic
Several factors affect the birth rate but the pandemic did have an impact: births declined but began to rise again in March of this year.
Two-Thirds of Recent First-Time Fathers Took Time Off After Birth
For the first time, the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation asked both men and women about their use of parental leave.
STATE PROFILES: 2020 Census
We bring you data visualizations with new 2020 Census data for your state and county on: population, race and ethnicity, diversity, age and housing.
Most Children Receiving SNAP Get at Least One Other Social Safety Net Benefit
Most children participating in SNAP receive benefits from multiple programs. Eligibility guidelines determine which programs cover children.
Living Arrangements of Young Parents: Solo, With Spouse, Partner or Parent
There were 1.8 million biological parents ages 15-22 in the United States in 2018 and half were living with a spouse or unmarried partner.
Unmarried Opposite-Sex Couples Living Together More Likely Than Married Couples to Both Work
New Census Bureau tables on America’s families show differences in the employment status of unmarried and married opposite-sex couples that live together.
Veterans and Those They Left Behind: What Benefits Do They Receive?
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation shows that about 600,000 “survivor” households received military compensation in 2017.
Marital Histories Differ Between Native-Born and Foreign-Born Adults
New Census Bureau report reveals foreign-born people are more likely than native-born to marry, are older when they first marry and are less likely to remarry.
Love and Loss Among Older Adults
Nine in 10 adults ages 70 or older have married, but over half of women and a quarter of men ages 75 or older who have been married have experienced widowhood.
Number of Children Living Only With Their Mothers Has Doubled in Past 50 Years
Newly released Current Population Survey tables show the percentage of children under 18 who live with two parents declined since 1968.
Who Had Medical Debt in the United States?
Detailed tables from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation provide a snapshot of households more likely to have medical debt in 2017.
How Do People in Same-Sex Couples Compare to Opposite-Sex Couples?
A U.S. Census Bureau interactive data visualization shows characteristics of same-sex couples at the state level.
Many American Households Use Stimulus Payments to Pay Down Debt
Millions of Americans are poised to receive a third stimulus check, one of the benefits of the American Rescue Plan Act. Many have used stimulus to pay debt.
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.
New Apartment Construction Declined Nationwide between 2017 and 2019
The Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units provides information on new apartment construction and rental costs.
Despite Unemployment Insurance, Many Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs
The Household Pulse Survey shows that 31.2% of households that used unemployment insurance reported a very difficult time paying for usual household expenses.
Moms, Work and the Pandemic
New data show that there were 1.4 million more mothers not actively working for pay in January compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Fewer People Living in Poverty Areas in 2015-2019
The percentage of people living in poverty areas fell 6.6 percentage points since 2010-2014.
Demographic SNAPshot: Not Everyone Eligible for Food Assistance Program Receives Benefits
A new data visualization shows the demographic characteristics of people eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and those who receive it.
Young Adults Living Alone Report Anxiety, Depression During Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey provides insight into the mental health and well-being of adults living alone during COVID-19.
Same-Sex Couples More Likely Than Opposite-Sex Couples to Have Both Members Working
The American Community Survey shows the impact of age, children and marital status on the employment of same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples.
U.S. Marriage and Divorce Rates Declined in Last 10 Years
Interactive data tool allows you to compare marriage and divorce rates across states for 2009 and 2019.
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...
Gaps in the Wealth of Americans by Household Type in 2017
The recently released Survey of Income Program Participation shows household wealth gaps. Home equity and retirement accounts make up 61.7% of household wealth.
Children in Poverty Less Likely to Participate 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.
Same-Sex Married Couples Have Higher Income Than Opposite-Sex Married Couples
The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey releases data on income and poverty levels of same-sex couples.
Fifteen Percent of Same-Sex Couples Have Children in Their Household
Male same-sex couples are more likely to adopt children than female same-sex couples.
More Young Adults Lived with Their Parents in 2019
Poverty rates of people ages 25 to 34 living with their parents remained stable at 5.3%, lower than the U.S. poverty rate of 10.5%.
Homebodies: More Than a Third of Married Couples Live in State Where Both Were Born
New interactive data visualization allows you to analyze trends in married couples’ birthplace, all the way back to 1900.
Young Adults Most Likely to Change Living Arrangements
Newly released U.S. Census Bureau survey data highlight transitions in living arrangements by age and nativity.
Parents Juggle Work and Child Care During Pandemic
Working mothers of school-age children bore the brunt of stay-at-home orders, taking personal leave or juggling childcare while working extra hours.
Most Families That Received SNAP Benefits in 2018 Had At Least One Person Working
Most families who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits had at least one worker and about a third included two or more workers.
The Risks Children Face During Pandemic
New U.S. Census Bureau experimental Household Pulse Survey results show households with children are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How State Marriage and Divorce Rates Stack Up
New interactive data visual allows users to compare marriage and divorce rates across states for 2008 and 2018.