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Juneteenth (1865): June 19, 2023
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. as issued by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, it became our newest national holiday.

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Father’s Day: June 18, 2023
Over one in four men — 34.3 million — have a biological child who is under 18. Four out of five of these fathers live with some of those children (79.8%).

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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: June 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated there were 1.2M same-sex couple households in the U.S., and of them, 59% (711,129) were married couples.

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Mother’s Day: May 14, 2023
The June 2020 Fertility Supplement to the Current Population Survey estimated out of 76M women ages 15 to 50, 41M were mothers who had 89M children ever born.

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2022 Voting and Registration Data Now Available
Voter turnout for the 2022 U.S. congressional elections was the second highest for a nonpresidential election year since 2000.

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Older Americans Month: May 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated there were 55,892,014 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 331,893,745, or 16.8%.

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National Kindergarten Day: April 21, 2023
The 2021 Current Population Survey found 4.1M children in kindergarten, an increase of 370,000 in one year.

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National Volunteer Week: April 16-22, 2023
The 2021 Volunteering in America Report found 60.7M adults (23.2 percent) volunteered 4.1B hours. Economic value was estimated at $122.9B.

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Census Bureau Researchers Present Findings at 2023 Population Association of America Conference
U.S. Census Bureau researchers will join other demographers, sociologists, economists and professionals at the 2023 PAA virtual conference.

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National Siblings Day: April 10, 2023
In 2022, most of America’s children under 18 lived with siblings. Of the 73.3M children, 58.1M lived with one or more siblings, about 79.3 percent.

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Community College Month: April 2023
In 2021, the Current Population Survey estimated the number of college students enrolled in two-year institutions was 3.5M, a 2.2M decrease from 5.7M in 2011.

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National Single Parent Day: March 21, 2023
The 2022 Current Population Survey estimated 10.6M one-parent households (7.9M mother only and 2.7M father only) compared to 1.5M one-parent households in 1950.

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Equal Pay Day: March 14, 2023
In 1973, full-time working women earned a median of 56.6 cents to every dollar men earned. In 2021 (48 years later), women earned 83.7, a gain of 27.1 cents.

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International Women’s Day: March 8, 2023
From 2000 to 2021, the percentage of women who work as veterinarians, pharmacists, mathematicians, legislators, and chief executives have all increased.

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Census Bureau Releases New Educational Attainment Data
The U.S. Census Bureau today released findings from the Educational Attainment in the United States: 2022 table package.

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Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2023
The 2022 Annual Social and Economic Supplement reports about 132.3M total unmarried (never married, divorced, and widowed) people in America aged 15 and older.

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2020 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement 5-Year Geographic Mobility Tables Available
The U.S. Census Bureau released 5-year national and regional geographic mobility and migration estimates from the 2020 CPS ASEC.

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National Spouses Day: January 26, 2023
According to the Current Population Survey 2022 ASEC Supplement, there are some 131.7M married adults age 15+ in the U.S., not counting 4.6M who are separated.

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Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement
The U.S. Census Bureau and AmeriCorps announced the release of the 2021 CPS, Civic Engagement and Volunteering (CEV) Supplement Microdata File.

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National Black (African American) History Month: February 2023
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.

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National Poverty in America Awareness Month: January 2023
The Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement reports the official poverty rate in 2021 was 11.6%, not statistically different from 2020.

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