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Who Is Receiving Social Safety Net Benefits?
A new data tool allows users to explore thousands of social safety statistics 2013-2019 and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of recipients.
Recognizing Nation’s 2.78 Million Administrative Professionals
Secretaries and administrative assistants make up 2% of the workforce, mainly women with lower-than-average earnings.
Why Study Aging in Africa, Region With World’s Youngest Population?
A U.S. Census Bureau report provides comprehensive statistics on current and future population aging trends and patterns in Africa.
Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
Fertility Rates: Declined for Younger Women, Increased for Older Women
Despite broader stability in fertility trends, a Census Bureau analysis shows that the age at which U.S. women gave birth changed from 1990 to 2019.
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.
Deaths Outnumbered Births in Half of All States Between 2020 and 2021
Higher deaths and lower fertility during the COVID-19 pandemic led to natural decrease in nearly three-quarters of the nation’s counties.
U.S. Deaths Spiked as COVID-19 Continued
The United States experienced its largest increase in deaths between 2019 and 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Frontline Workers Report More Anxiety, Depressive Disorder Symptoms
Fewer adults are reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression than a year ago. Frontline workers outside the home are more likely to report these symptoms.
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.
Who Makes More Preventable Visits to the ER?
Census Bureau Study Shows a Link Between Lack of Various Resources and Higher Number of Preventable Visits for Emergency Care.
Happy New Year 2022!
The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, behind China and India, but may drop to fourth behind Nigeria in the 2040s.
Population Grew 0.1% in 2021, Slowest Rate Since America’s Founding
With the exception of the last few years, the U.S. population has not grown at such a slow rate since 1918, during the influenza pandemic and World War I.
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.
Private Health Coverage of 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.
Uninsured Rates for Children in Poverty Increased 2018–2020
Changes in children’s health coverage varied by poverty status from 2018 to 2020.
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.
Census Survey Now Asks about Sexual Orientation, 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.
Asians: Fear of Going Out Causing Food Insufficiency During 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.
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 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.
Census Survey Now Asks How COVID Vaccines Impact 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, 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.
Early COVID Impact 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.