How Do We Support America’s Veterans?
Veterans are less likely to be in poverty than non-veterans, in part because of programs that support them and their families after service.
Business and Economy
Business Growth in Desert Southwest More than Twice National Average
More than 287,000 employer businesses called these counties home in 2019, up 8.5% Since 2015.
Uninsured Rates for Children in Poverty Increased 2018–2020
Changes in children’s health coverage varied by poverty status from 2018 to 2020.
Private Health Coverage of Working-Age Adults Drops From Early 2019 to Early 2021
In early 2020, a decline in the number of working-age adults with private health insurance was offset by an increase in public health insurance programs.
Pandemic Disrupts Some Trends in Health Care Services
Estimates from the Quarterly Services Survey show that revenue percentage change for health care industries varied widely during the pandemic.
Measuring Communities’ Resilience in the Face of Adversity
The Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates moves from the experimental phase to a regularly published data product that will be continually updated.
Household Pulse Survey Updates Sex Question, Now Asks About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Phase 3.2 of the Household Pulse Survey now includes questions on sexual orientation and gender identity, vaccinations of children and the new Child Tax Credit.
Asian Households Cite Fear of Going Out as Reason for Food Insufficiency During the Pandemic
Household Pulse Survey shows that Asian respondents were twice as likely as White households to report not having enough to eat because of fear of going out.
Puerto Rico Has Tougher Workplace Vaccine Requirements Than U.S. States
Puerto Rico leads U.S. states in small businesses requiring proof their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to work.
Consumers Turn To Biking for Safe Fun and Exercise During Pandemic
Stay-at-home orders and shuttered fitness clubs amid COVID pandemic up demand for bicycles, leading to bike shortages and higher prices.
A Long Life Does Not Always Mean a Healthy Life in Old Age
Healthy life expectancy at age 60 varies by world region and country. Gender and a country’s income level play major roles.
The Opportunity Project Helps Streamline the Sharing of COVID-19 Test Results
The Census Bureau and Department of Health and Human Services led a technology “sprint” to create tools to capture and securely transmit COVID-19 tests data.
Phase 3.1 of Household Pulse Survey Now Asks How COVID Vaccines Affect Recipients’ Behavior
The new phase of the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey digs deeper into vaccine hesitancy and other topics from mental health to use of telehealth.
How Do COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy Rates Vary Over Time?
New Household Pulse Survey interactive tracker allows users to view characteristics of the vaccinated and vaccine-hesitant populations.
Were American Homes Ready for the Pandemic?
Isolating when someone is infected with COVID-19 is challenging when 38% of U.S. multi-person households don’t have two bathrooms and enough bedrooms.
Income and Poverty
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.
Who Are Our Health Care Workers?
Health care, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing sector, employs 22 million. We profile this workforce now on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.
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.
U.S. Childhood Disability Rate Up in 2019 From 2008
A new Census Bureau brief shows that childhood disability rates were highest among American Indian and Alaska Native children and those in poverty.
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.
Retail Trade Is the Top Sector in the Five U.S. Territories
Recently released data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas show economies of these territories mirror the U.S. economy in many ways.
Initial Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Economy More Widespread Than on Mortality
Census Bureau research shows the pandemic initially had a more widespread impact on the economy than on mortality rates.
Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated
First results from Phase 4 of the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey show the majority of respondents do not require workers get tested or vaccinated.
Air Pollution Diminishes Future Generations’ Economic Opportunities
Pollution is harmful not just to those directly exposed but even to their children and grandchildren.
Indirect Impact of COVID-19 Results in Higher Pandemic Death Toll
Independent Census Bureau research shows racial disparities in U.S. COVID-19 mortality rates and a higher death toll indirectly related to the pandemic.
Around Half of Unvaccinated Americans Indicate They Will “Definitely” Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The Household Pulse Survey provides insight into attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
The Challenge of Mapping Disaster Areas During a National Emergency
All 50 states were declared federal disaster areas due to COVID-19, leading to a redesign of the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool.
How Older Workers With a Disability Navigate Commutes
A new U.S. Census Bureau report focuses on commuting behaviors of older workers, including those with disabilities.
Health Care Still Largest U.S. Employer
The 2018 County Business Patterns show that health care employs the most but Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services saw the largest payroll increase.
2020 Census Results Inform Funding for Hospitals and Health Care
Census data inform health care programs that touch everyone from the old to the young, people of all incomes and backgrounds in cities, suburbs and rural areas.
How Resilient Are Communities to Disasters?
New Community Resilience Estimates indicates more than a quarter of the U.S. population may be at high risk of experiencing the negative impacts of COVID-19.
State-by-State Health Insurance Coverage in 2018
American Community Survey data shows the percentage of people covered by public health plans up in 11 states and down in two.
New Data From Around the Globe in HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base
Census Bureau’s database now houses 205 unique sources of data from around the world.
Uninsured Rate for Children Up to 5.5 Percent in 2018
Overall, the uninsured rate for children rose in 2018, driven by a decline in the percentage of children with public coverage, such as Medicaid.
Your Health Care Is in Women’s Hands
Since 2000, women’s participation and median earnings in high-education health care jobs are up while earnings in other health care jobs show little gains.