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America Counts: Stories about the Decennial Census of Population and Housing

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Home Alone: More Than A Quarter of All Households Have One Person
In 2020, 27.6% of occupied U.S. households had one person living alone, about 20 percentage points higher than in 1940.
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Nearly a Third Reporting Two or More Races Were Under 18 in 2020
The 2020 Census shows the Multiracial population increased in all age categories but was largest among the young.
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2020 Census: 1 in 6 People in the United States Were 65 and Over
The U.S. population age 65 and over grew from 2010 to 2020 at fastest rate since 1880 to 1890 and reached 55.8 million, a 38.6% increase in just 10 years.
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An Aging U.S. Population With Fewer Children in 2020
The age profiles of states and communities don’t always mirror the national picture.
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Family Households Still the Majority
One-person households increased but family households remained two-thirds of all households in 2020.
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Hispanic Population is Younger But Aging Faster
The Hispanic population was younger than the non-Hispanic population in 2020 and accounted for a quarter of all children under 18 in the United States.
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La población hispana es más joven, pero está envejeciendo más rápido
La población hispana era más joven que la población no hispana en el 2020 y representaba un cuarto de todos los niños menores de 18 años en los Estados Unidos.
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See a Vacant Home? It May Not be For Sale or Rent
The largest category of vacant housing is seasonal housing, from beachfront homes to part-time residences.
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Share of U.S. Coupled Households Declined in 2020
Coupled households still made up more than half of all U.S. households but their share dropped since 2000.
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Missing Medicaid Data on Race/Ethnicity May Bias Health Research
New research links Census Bureau and Medicaid data to enhance missing race/ethnicity data and improve the study of health disparities.
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2020 Island Areas Censuses: Computer and Internet Use
New data from the Island Areas Censuses provide an updated look at estimates of computer ownership and broadband internet subscriptions.
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Manufacturing Pay, Job Prospects Increase With Industry "Credential"
Workers credentialed through industry-supported training and assessment programs earned more than peers, even without a college degree.
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There’s No Place Like (Close to) Home
New research shows where people move as young adults. Eight in 10 live within 100 miles of where they grew up.
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Census Bureau Launches Operation to Review Group Quarters Counts
2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review is unique to the 2020 Census because of the challenge of counting group quarters populations during the pandemic.
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Broad Diversity of Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Population
During Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we explore the broad diversity of this population in the United States.
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Census Bureau Today Releases 2020 Census Undercount, Overcount Rates by State
The 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey provides an estimate of the undercount or overcount results for each state and by census operation.
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Famous People Who First Appeared in 1950 Census Records
The National Archives today releases 1950 Census records. Some people who eventually gained fame made their first appearance in this decennial census.
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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.
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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.
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Who Was Undercounted, Overcounted in the 2020 Census?
The U.S. Census Bureau used two measures of coverage to estimate who was missed or counted more than once in the 2020 Census.
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The “Hart” of the Nation’s Population: Hartville, Missouri (Pop. 594)
The Census Bureau calculated the spot that marks the center of U.S. population based on the 2020 Census and it is in Missouri for the fifth consecutive decade.
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Will Nation's Center of Population Stay in Missouri for Fifth Decade?
On Nov. 16, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce where the U.S. center of population was in 2020, a way to summarize population shifts every decade.
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Housing Growth Highest in Urban Cores of Fast-Growing Metros
The 2020 Census shows the nation’s housing stock increased from 2010 to 2020 but growth was uneven across the country.
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First 2020 Census U.S. Island Areas Data Released Today
The first 2020 U.S. Island Areas Censuses shows that the combined population of the four U.S. Island Areas was just under 339,000 in 2020.
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We bring you data visualizations with new 2020 Census data for your state and county on: population, race and ethnicity, diversity, age and housing.
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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.
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2020 U.S. Population More Racially, Ethnically Diverse Than in 2010
2020 Census results released today allow us to measure the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and how it varies at different geographic levels.
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8.2 Million People Counted at U.S. Group Quarters in the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census data released today provide counts of the group quarters population down to the block level for the first time in a decade.
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Adult Population Grew Faster Than Total Population From 2010 to 2020
The first detailed results of the 2020 Census released today show a nationwide shift in the age makeup of the U.S. population from 2010 to 2020.
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Growth in Housing Units Slowed in the Last Decade
The 2020 Census results released today provide a count of vacant and occupied housing units across the nation.
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Improved Race, Ethnicity Measures Show U.S. is More Multiracial
Today’s release of 2020 Census data provides a new snapshot of the racial and ethnic composition of the country.
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More Than Half of U.S. Counties Were Smaller in 2020 Than in 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau today released the first 2020 Census population counts for counties, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and cities.
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U.S. Housing Vacancy Rate Declined in Past Decade
The percentage of housing units vacant in 2020 dropped to 9.7% from 11.4% in 2010, according to 2020 Census data released this week.
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What Do We Know About the Quality of 2020 Census Redistricting Data?
To assess the quality of the redistricting data released today, we compared 2020 Census to key data benchmarks.
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2020 Census Redistricting Data To Paint Clearer Picture of America
The August release of more detailed 2020 Census data by state, county and city down to the block level will be used for redistricting.
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Census Data Summits Help Users Mine Census Data Treasures
U.S. Census Bureau data summits help groups from nonprofits to rural communities navigate the wealth of data the 2020 Census and other Census products bring.
Page Last Revised - November 23, 2021
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