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America Counts: Stories about Families & Living Arrangements

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Rising Cost of Child Care Services a Challenge for Working Parents
Census Bureau data show that estimated revenue for Child Day Care Services increased all but one year from 2014 to 2021.
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Self-Storage Industry Withstands Economic Volatility Through COVID-19
Changes in living and working environments, low operating costs and flexible leases may have contributed to the stability of the self-storage industry 2019-2021.
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The Stories U.S. Census Bureau Data Told in 2023
A look at a year of significant transformation in the U.S. population, from growing diversity and aging to how and where we live and work.
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Most Parents Don’t Have Any Formal Child Care Arrangements
The Household Pulse Survey shows that 1 in 5 parents relied on a relative for child care.
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Interracial Couples More Common Among Same-Sex Couples
Male same-sex couples had higher median household incomes than female same-sex couples even though the shares with both partners working did not differ.
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Why People Move
New U.S. Census Bureau data product shows changes in reasons for moving and types of moves between 2021 and 2022.
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Median Household Income After Taxes Fell 8.8% in 2022
The expiration of expansions to federal programs during COVID-19 resulted in lower post-tax household income and higher poverty rates.
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More Unmarried Women Than Unmarried Men in the U.S.
A new data visualization shows the ratio of unmarried men to unmarried women by state, age, race and ethnicity.
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Work and Lifestyle of Young Adults Changed During the Pandemic
New data visualization shows differences in young adults’ work and lifestyle patterns such as working from home from 2019 to 2021.
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Same-Sex Married Couples Less Likely to Be Same Age, Race, Ethnicity
Survey data reveal patterns of social and economic similarity between same- and opposite-sex spouses.
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Multiple Partners, Multiple Kids
A new U.S. Census Bureau report looks at patterns of multiple partner fertility among married and unmarried couples.
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National Marriage and Divorce Rates Declined From 2011 to 2021
Puerto Rico had among the lowest marriage and divorce rates in 2021.
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Census Bureau Data Help Paint Picture of Same-Sex Households
As Pride Month is celebrated, Census Bureau data help deepen our understanding of same-sex householders.
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U.S. Adults Provided $17.5 Billion in Support to Parents in 2020
Almost as many U.S. adults voluntarily provided financial support to parents as those who paid mandatory child support.
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Several Generations Under One Roof
Multigenerational households and those with children living with grandparents increased from 2010 to 2020.
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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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Family Households Still the Majority
One-person households increased but family households remained two-thirds of all households in 2020.
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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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Opportunities for Marriage, Partnership Shape Women’s Family Incomes
White women were more likely than Black women of the same economic background to have access to more income from spouses and partners.
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Tablets More Common in Households With Children
Households with children 5 years old and over had the highest rate of tablet ownership.
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Low-Income Renters Spent Larger Share of Income on Rent in 2021
The percentage of household income spent on rent plus utilities increased from 2019 to 2021 and renters with the lowest annual income saw the largest spikes.
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The Stories U.S. Census Bureau Data Told in 2022
A look at some of the America Counts stories that revealed shifts in our population, from growing diversity and declining poverty to where and how we live.
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LGBT Adults Report Anxiety, Depression at All Ages
The Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey provides insight into the mental health and well-being of the LGBT population.
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Number of Same-Sex Couple Households Exceeded 1 Million in 2021
Compare demographic and economic characteristics of U.S. same-sex and opposite-sex couple households in new Census Bureau table package and graphics.
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Cenar en familia es más común para los hispanos y los inmigrantes
Nuevos datos muestran que los padres hispanos y padres inmigrantes cenan más frecuentemente con sus hijos que los padres no hispanos y los nacidos en EE. UU.
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Family Dinner Routine More Common in Hispanic and Immigrant Families
New data show that Hispanic and immigrant parents are more likely to share frequent meals with their children than non-Hispanic and native-born counterparts.
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How Marital Status and Children Affect Social Safety Net Participation
An updated interactive data tool allows users to explore household composition and expanded age categories of those who received government benefits in 2020.
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Does Marrying Younger Mean Marrying More Often?
The age at first marriage can affect the number of times you get married.
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Census Bureau’s 2022 Back-to-School Guide for Teachers
Teachers can turn lessons into real-world connections in the classroom with help from Statistics in Schools.
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Wealth Inequality in the U.S. by Household Type
Census data show persistent inequalities in household wealth in 2019: 38.7% of households did not own a home, and 41.2% did not have a retirement account.
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Children Continue to be More Involved in Some Extracurricular Activities
New U.S. Census Bureau historical tables show both girls and boys are taking more lessons and playing more sports than in 1998.
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Marriage Prevalence for Black Adults Varies by State
While the United States as a whole saw a 1.9 percentage-point decrease in married Black adults, four states experienced a significant increase.
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Most Kids With Parent in Same-Sex Relationship Live With Female Couple
Children whose parent was in a same-sex relationship in 2019 were more likely to be adopted than those living with a parent in an opposite-sex relationship.
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LGBT Adults Report Anxiety, Depression During Pandemic
The Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey provides insight into the mental health and well-being of the LGBT population during COVID-19.
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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.
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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.
Page Last Revised - November 18, 2021
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