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
Business and Economy
Number of Businesses Grow in Metros, Shrink in Micros
There were 637,997 employer businesses in Micropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019, a 0.3% drop since 2017.
Elementary and Secondary School Revenue and 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.
Zillow and Census Bureau Data Show Pandemic’s Impact on Housing Market
The housing market stalled in spring 2020 but rebounded by summer.
Nonemployer Asian U.S. Business Owners Predominantly Foreign-Born
Most nonemployer business owners were U.S.-born but foreign-born Hispanic and Asian business owners had a large presence in some sectors.
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.
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.
Income and Poverty
Who Was Lifted Out of Poverty by Stimulus Payments?
Supplemental Poverty Measure shows that the first two rounds of stimulus payments during the pandemic helped pull 11.7 million people out of poverty in 2020.
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.
Understanding Equity Through Census Bureau Data
U.S. Census Bureau surveys and programs provide insight into social, economic and housing equity gaps in the United States.
Uninsured Rates for Children in Poverty Increased 2018–2020
Changes in children’s health coverage varied by poverty status from 2018 to 2020.
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.
Children Experienced Episodic Poverty at Higher Rate Than Adults
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report explores episodic and chronic poverty rates among children, working-age adults and seniors from 2013-2016.
SOUTH REGION: 2020 Census
The South Region has eight states and the District of Columbia in the South Atlantic, four states in East South Central and four states in West South Central.
NEW YORK: 2020 Census
The population of the Empire State, the nation’s fourth most populous state, grew 4.2% to 20,201,249 from 2010 to 2020.
NORTHEAST REGION: 2020 Census
The region is made up of six states in New England and three in the Middle Atlantic.
MICHIGAN: 2020 Census
The Wolverine State grew by 2.0% or 193,691 people from 2010 to 2020, raising its population to 10,077,331.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: 2020 Census
Population of the Granite State increased 4.6% to 1,377,529 from 2010 to 2020.
CONNECTICUT: 2020 Census
Of the 47 U.S. states that gained population from 2010 to 2020, the Constitution State’s 0.9% growth to 3,605,944 million was the slowest.
KANSAS: 2020 Census
The Sunflower State’s population grew 3.0% to 2,937,880 from 2010 to 2020.
MISSOURI: 2020 Census
The Show Me State’s population increased 2.8% to 6,154,913 from 2010 to 2020.
ILLINOIS: 2020 Census
The Prairie State’s population declined to 12.8 million in 2020. Only two other states lost population: West Virginia and Mississippi (along with Puerto Rico).
ALASKA: 2020 Census
The Last Frontier State was the least densely populated state in 2020 with a population of 733,391 (1.3 people per square mile), up 3.3% from 2010.
DELAWARE: 2020 Census
The population of The First State increased 10.2% to 989,948 from 2010 to 2020
MAINE: 2020 Census
The Pine Tree State’s population was 1,362,359 in 2020, a 2.6% increase since 2010
VERMONT: 2020 Census
The Green Mountain State’s population was 643,077 in 2020, up 2.8% from 2010.
MIDWEST REGION: 2020 Census
The Midwest has five states in the East North Central part of the region and seven in the West North Central.
LOUISIANA: 2020 Census
The population of the Pelican State increased 2.7% to 4,657,757 from 2010 to 2020.
SOUTH DAKOTA: 2020 Census
The Mount Rushmore State’s population was 886,667 in 2020, up 8.9% since 2010.
NEW JERSEY: 2020 Census
The Garden State gained almost 500,000 people from 2010 to 2020, bringing its population to 9,288,994, a 5.7% increase.
OKLAHOMA: 2020 Census
The Sooner State was home to 3,959,353 people in 2020, up 5.5% from 2010.
MONTANA: 2020 Census
The Big Sky Country State grew 9.6% from 2010 to 2020, raising its population to 1,084,225.
WASHINGTON: 2020 Census
The Evergreen State added nearly 1 million people from 2010 to 2020, growing 14.6% to 7,705,281.
WYOMING: 2020 Census
The Equality State’s population climbed 2.3% to 576,851 from 2010 to 2020.
VIRGINIA: 2020 Census
The Old Dominion State’s population grew 7.9% to 8,631,393 from 2010 to 2020.