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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.


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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.
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.
Families and Living Arrangements
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.
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.
Census Bureau Survey Explores Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
New data visualization allows users to explore differences in characteristics and experiences during the pandemic between LGBT and non-LGBT populations.
LGBT Community Harder Hit by Economic Impact of Pandemic
LGBT adults report higher rates of food and economic insecurity than non-LGBT respondents to the new Phase 3.2 of the Household Pulse Survey.
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.
America Counts Story
Unmarried Opposite-Sex Couples Cohabitating More Likely to Both Work
New Census Bureau tables on America’s families show differences in the employment status of unmarried and married opposite-sex couples that live together.
Families and Living Arrangements
How Do People in Same-Sex Couples Compare to Opposite-Sex Couples?
A U.S. Census Bureau interactive data visualization shows characteristics of same-sex couples at the state level.
Both in Gay Partnerships More Likely to Work than Opposite-Sex Ones
The American Community Survey shows the impact of age, children and marital status on the employment of same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples.
Gay Married Couples More Likely in Labor Force Than Heterosexual Ones
New 2019 American Community Survey data show labor force participation and work status characteristics were different for same- and opposite-sex married people.
Families and Living Arrangements
Fifteen Percent of Same-Sex Couples Have Children in Their Household
Male same-sex couples are more likely to adopt children than female same-sex couples.
Income and Poverty
Gay Married Couples Have Higher Income than Heterosexual Married Ones
The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey releases data on income and poverty levels of same-sex couples.
Families and Living Arrangements
Homebodies: More Than a Third of Married Couples Live in State Where Both Were Born
New interactive data visualization allows you to analyze trends in married couples’ birthplace, all the way back to 1900.
For First Time, Same-Sex Couples in Current Population Survey Tables
U.S. Census Bureau now shows same-sex couples in its annual America’s Families and Living Arrangements table package, reflecting growing family diversity.
Where Same-Sex Couples Live
Just over half of same-sex couple households in the United States are female, but male same-sex households are more common in large cities.
Census Questions Keep Up With the Times
Reflecting societal changes, testing supports dropping terms such as "trolley bus" and "handheld computer."


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