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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers
We feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population.
The U.S. Census Bureau Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes tool has expanded to provide earnings prospects for graduates of 660 schools by field of study.
Business and Economy
Business Trends and Outlook Survey: New Light on Business Health
The new BTOS will provide continuous data across geography, business sector, and business size.
A House Tour by the Numbers
In recognition of American Housing Month and National Homeownership Month, we highlight U.S. Census Bureau data and tools on housing and construction.
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.
Internet Crushes Traditional Media: From Print to Digital
Latest Census Bureau Service Annual Survey shows decline in revenue for Newspaper, Magazine and Video Tape/Disc Rental Industries.
The Opportunity Project Tackles Six New Challenges to Help Communities
New challenges include finding ways to support children in Puerto Rico and help communities transition to renewable energy.
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.
Big Population Shifts in Cities and Towns One Year Into Pandemic
City and town population estimates for July 1, 2021, show consistent regional trends but smaller gains and larger declines for top cities and towns.
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.
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.
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.
Mapping Digital Equity in Every State
The new Digital Equity Act Population Viewer will help meet the funding goals of the Digital Equity Act of 2021.
Housing Vacancy Rates Near Historic Lows
Housing Vacancy Survey shows that availability of homeowner and rental housing tightened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Week 2022: How Small Businesses Impact Our Economy
The 59th Annual Small Business Week theme is “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.”
E-Commerce Sales Surged During the Pandemic
Annual growth in e-commerce retail sales accelerated during the pandemic as more consumers shopped online.
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.
Exploring Economic Data by Topic
The Exploring Census Data webinar series focuses on data research by business topic.
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.
Income and Poverty
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.
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.
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.
Mom and Pop Businesses: Key Contributors to U.S. Economy
The 83rd annual Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is an opportunity to highlight their impact and Census Bureau tools and resources available for small business.
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.
What Has Driven Population Change in U.S. Counties?
In most counties, domestic migration played a larger role in population growth than births, deaths and international migration, possibly due to the pandemic.
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.
Net Domestic Migration Increased in Many U.S. Counties in 2021
Smaller counties were more likely to experience net domestic migration gains and larger counties declines last year, possibly due to the pandemic.
Census Data Tool Helps FEMA Better Understand Disaster Vulnerability
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) tool helps FEMA better understand “at-risk” populations during a natural disaster.
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.
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.
U.S. Migration Continued to Decline From 2020 to 2021
In 2021, 8.4% of people had lived in a different residence a year earlier, a decline from the 2020 mover rate of 9.3%.
What Is the Gender Wage Gap in Your State?
A new Census Bureau interactive visualization shows the gender wage gap for selected occupations in the states and Puerto Rico.
Harder to Pay the Bills Now That Child Tax Credit Payments Have Ended
As Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments ended in December, more households with children reported struggling to cover household expenses.
Increase in Number of U.S. Black-Owned Businesses From 2017 to 2019
U.S. Census Bureau statistics show Black-owned businesses grew in all sectors of the U.S. economy.
Census Bureau Survey Now Measures COVID Impact on Workforce, Supplies
Phase 8 of the SBPS is designed to deepen our understanding of how the pandemic continues to affect U.S. small business operations.