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Income and Poverty
How Have State Official Poverty Rates Changed Over 10 Years?
A new Census Bureau historical table shows that 40 states and the District of Columbia had lower official poverty rates in 2019-2021 than in 2009-2011.
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In Time for the Grammy Awards, Statistics on the Recording Industry
Showcasing the 65th annual Grammy Awards on February 5 through Census Bureau data on the recording industry.
Business and Economy
Census Count of U.S. Businesses: Why Responses Matter
The Economic Census, taken every five years, is the most comprehensive survey of businesses in 19 economic sectors and at the national, state and local levels.
Population
New Census Bureau District Profiles of 118th Congress
Welcoming the new congress with special social, economic, housing and demographic profiles of each congressional district.
Population
Volunteering in America: New U.S. Census Bureau, AmeriCorps Research
A Census Bureau and AmeriCorps survey provides the most comprehensive data on volunteering and civic engagement by state and within the largest 12 metro areas.
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Nearly One in Three Mississippians Eligible for Food Assistance
An updated visualization shows characteristics of those who receive or are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in counties in several states.
Population
Cultivating the Next Generation of Minority Innovators
The Opportunity Project brought its technology “sprints” to four higher education institutions that serve students of color.
Business and Economy
Who Owns America’s Businesses?
The 2021 Annual Business Survey shows Hispanic business ownership is on the rise.
Population
Happy New Year 2023!
The U.S. is the third-most populous country in the world behind China and India, but will drop to fourth in about 25 years, behind India, China and Nigeria.
Population
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.
Population
Florida Fastest-Growing State for First Time Since 1957
For the third most-populous state to also be the fastest growing is historic because it requires significant population gains.
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Florida: estado con más rápido crecimiento por primera vez desde 1957
El hecho de que el tercer estado más poblado sea también el de más rápido crecimiento es histórico porque requiere un aumento significativo de su población.
Population
Net International Migration Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Levels
New 2022 population estimates show the largest single-year increase in net migration between the United States and abroad since 2010.
Population
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.
Housing
Housing Costs a Big Burden on Renters in Largest U.S. Counties
New U.S. Census Bureau data show that renters are more likely than homeowners to spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs.
Income and Poverty
U.S. Poverty Rates Differ by Age and County
The South had the highest share of counties with child poverty rates of 40% or more, according to the 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
Population
What Languages Do We Speak in the United States?
The number of people who spoke a language other than English at home nearly tripled from 1980 to 2019, but the number who spoke only English also increased.
Population
¿Qué idiomas hablamos en los Estados Unidos?
La población que hablaba en el hogar un idioma que no era inglés casi se triplicó de 1980 a 2019, pero también había más personas que solo hablaban inglés.
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A Toast to the Growing Number of U.S. Beer/Wine Manufacturers
Beer and wine will be part of many holiday celebrations, a chance to look at import and export data on breweries and wineries.
Families and Living Arrangements
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.
Housing
Homeownership by Young Households Below Pre-Great Recession Levels
Homeownership among households headed by adults ages 25-34 was highest at the start of the Great Recession and had not returned to those high levels in 2019.
Population
U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Headed to 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The 22nd World Cup – the first in the Middle East – saw 206 countries compete for 32 slots. The United States got in late and four-time winner Italy is out.
Employment
Who Are the STEM Workers Under Age 25?
Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is projected to grow at twice the rate of total employment through 2031.
America Counts Story
Public Can Now Help Census Bureau Design How It Collects Data
The Census Bureau’s StatVentures initiative taps into the nation’s brightest minds for innovative and efficient ways to collect data.
America Counts Story
Using Census Data to Inform Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery
The U.S. Census Bureau provides vital tools and data to assist in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Population
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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How Resilient Are Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
The Community Resilience Estimates show that more people living in the 44 counties along the U.S.-Mexico border are less resilient than the nation as a whole.
Population
Do Disabilities Impact Older People’s Moves to Other Locations?
About 8.3% of people ages 65 and older with a disability and 5.1% without a disability moved during the prior year from 2015-2019.
Families and Living Arrangements
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.
Families and Living Arrangements
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.
Income and Poverty
U.S. Poverty Rate Is 12.8% but Varies Significantly by Age Groups
The poverty rate for the nation’s oldest and youngest populations was significantly different than the national rate.
Business and Economy
More Women in Manufacturing Jobs in Every Age Group
In the runup to Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7, we look at the growing role of women in manufacturing.
Families and Living Arrangements
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.
Income and Poverty
Dificultades materiales y desigualdades de riqueza entre grupos hispanos
En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, nuevos datos de la Oficina del Censo destacan las diferencias en el bienestar de los grupos de origen hispano.
Income and Poverty
Hardships and Wealth Disparities Across Hispanic Groups
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we analyze new U.S. Census Bureau data that looks at differences in well-being across detailed Hispanic origin groups.
Employment
Trabajadores jóvenes y mayores impulsaron empleos después de María
Primeros Indicadores trimestrales de la fuerza laboral de Puerto Rico publicados hoy proporcionan un perfil demográfico del empleo después del huracán María.

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