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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.
National Archives Releases 1950 Census Records
Decennial Census records are available to the public for free through the National Archives 72 years after each census is taken.
1950 Census Records: A Window to History
Records for all people counted in the 1950 Census will be released by the National Archives and Records Administration April 1.
Despite Efforts, Census Undercount of Young Children Persists
Improving data for young children in all Census Bureau products is the focus of a new cross-directorate working group.
Harder to Pay the Bills Now That Child Tax Credit Payments Have Ended
As Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments ended in December, more households with children reported struggling to cover household expenses.
Over a Quarter of Children Lived With At Least One Foreign-Born Parent
A new report reveals that children living with at least one foreign-born parent are more likely to live with two parents than children with native-born parents.
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.
Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
Are your retirement savings related to the number of times you have been married or the number of partners with whom you have children?
Parents and Children Interacted More During COVID-19
During Covid-19 lockdowns, parents changed how they interacted with children: more dinners and reading together but fewer outings.
No Kids, No Care? Childlessness Among Older Americans
New Census Bureau report details demographic, economic and household characteristics of childless older adult population compared to older biological parents.
Census Bureau Survey Explores Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
New data visualization allows users to explore differences in characteristics and experiences during the pandemic between LGBT and non-LGBT populations.
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
Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies may keep working married mothers in the labor force and lowers wage gap between spouses.
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 Kids Receiving SNAP Get at Least One Other 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, Married, 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 Cohabitating More Likely 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 Kids Living Only With Their Mothers Has Doubled in 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 With Basics
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 All Eligible for Food Assistance Gets Aid
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.
Both in Gay Partnerships More Likely to Work than Opposite-Sex Ones
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.