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Census Bureau Reports on States With the Highest Percentage of Vacant
A new report showing the housing market tightened significantly after the 2009 foreclosure crisis, absorbing much of the excess vacancy it created.


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National Child's Day: November 20, 2022
The majority of America’s 72.6M children under 18 live with two parents (70%). The second most common are children living with mother only (22%).


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National Family Week: November 20-26, 2022
According to the 2021 American Community Survey, average family size has shrunk from 3.20 in 2007 to 3.15 in 2021. There are about 82.5 million families.


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Census Bureau Releases New Estimates on America’s Families and Living Arrangements
The U.S. Census Bureau today released estimates showing there were 10.9 million one-parent family groups with a child under the age of 18 in 2022.


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American Education Week: November 13-19, 2022
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,494 in FY2020, a 2.33% increase from 2019, and enrollment was 48.0 million.


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Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economical Supplement Now Available by Sex for Race, Hispanic Origin and Foreign-Born Populations
The U.S. Census Bureau today released new tables from the 2020 and 2021 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement.


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Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 18-24, 2022
In 2021, about 46.4% of Americans aged 18 and over, or 117.6 million, were unmarried according to the Current Population Survey.


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National Stepfamily Day: September 16, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 59.5M biological children, 1.4M adopted children, and 2.4M stepchildren out of 32.5M householders.


Research Matters Blog
How Has the Pandemic Continued to Affect Survey Response? Using Administrative Data to Evaluate Nonresponse in the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement
The U.S. Census Bureau tabulates the national income distribution using survey responses collected during February through April 2022.


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Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that real median household income in 2021 was not statistically different than 2020.


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Ingresos, pobreza y cobertura de seguro médico en los Estados Unidos: 2021
La Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. publica las estadísticas del 2021 sobre ingresos, pobreza y seguro médico.


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National Grandparents Day: September 11, 2022
In 2019, there were an estimated 7.0 million grandparents living with a grandchild under 18, 2.3 million of whom were responsible for most of their basic care.


Random Samplings Blog
How Inflation Affects the Census Bureau’s Income and Earnings Estimates
In the report, Income in the United States: 2021, the Census Bureau will compare estimates of median income and earnings between 2020 and 2021 and present historical income and earnings estimates dating back to 1967.


Random Samplings Blog
What’s the Difference Between the Supplemental and Official Poverty Measures?
There has been continued debate about the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States since the first official U.S. poverty statistics were published in the mid-1960s.


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Census Bureau to Announce Findings for National 2021 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold an online news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. EDT.


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La Oficina del Censo anunciará las conclusiones de las estadísticas del 2021 sobre ingresos, pobreza y seguro médico para el país
La Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. tiene programado llevar a cabo una conferencia de Martes, 13 de septiembre de 2022, a las 10 a. m. hora de verano del este.


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Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2022
According to the Current Population Survey, 2020 voter turnout was 68.4% for women and 65.0% for men. About 9.7 million more women than men voted.


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Back to School 2022: August 2022
The October 2020 Current Population Survey found 73.2 million total students enrolled in school, which is 23.3 percent of the population 3 years and older.


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National Parents’ Day: July 24, 2022
Of the 62.7M parents living with their children <18, 76.1% lived with a spouse, 15.6% had no spouse/partner present. The rest lived with a cohabiting partner.


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Census Bureau Releases Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Estimates
Schedule for the release of the 2021 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance statistics from the CPS ASEC and the ACS.


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Cronograma para estadísticas de ingresos, pobreza, seguro médico; ACS
La Oficina del Censo publica cronograma para estadísticas de ingresos, pobreza y seguro médico, y estimaciones de la Encuesta sobre la Comunidad Estadounidense


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Father’s Day: June 19, 2022
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 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 980,276 same-sex couple households in the U.S., and of them, 58% (568,110) were married couples.


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Older Americans Month: May 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 54,074,028 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 328,239,523, or 16.5%.


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National Volunteer Week: April 17-23, 2022
The 2019 Volunteering in America Report found 77.9M adults (30 percent) volunteered 5.8B hours. Economic value was estimated at $147B.


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National Siblings Day: April 10, 2022
In 2021, most of America’s children under 18 lived with siblings: 28.2M with one, 17.9M with two, 7.2M with three, 2.5M with four, and 1.7M with five or more.


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Community College Month: April 2022
In 2020, the Current Population Survey estimated the number of college students enrolled in two-year institutions was 3.7M, a 2.0M decrease from 5.7M in 2011.


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National Single Parent Day: March 21, 2022
The 2021 Current Population Survey estimated 10.5M one-parent households (7.8M mother only and 2.7M father only) compared to 1.5M one-parent households in 1950.


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Equal Pay Day: March 15, 2022
In 1973, full-time working women earned a median of 56.6 cents to every dollar men earned. In 2020 (47 years later), women earned 83.0, a gain of 26.4 cents.


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Census Bureau Releases New Educational Attainment Data
Findings that use statistics from the CPS to examine the educational attainment of adults age 25 and older by demographic and social characteristics.


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Census Bureau Releases 2020 Presidential Election Voting Report
The 2020 presidential election featured record turnout and record use of nontraditional voting methods.


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Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2022
The 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement reports about 126.9M total unmarried (never married, divorced, and widowed) people in America ages 15 and older.


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Census Bureau Releases New Report on Living Arrangements of Children
According to a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority (70.1%) of the nation’s children under age 18 lived with two parents.


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Groundhog Day: February 2, 2022
According to NOAA, the 136th Groundhog Day originated from an ancient celebration midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox — the middle of winter.


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National Spouses Day: January 26, 2022
According to the Current Population Survey, 2021 ASEC Supplement, there are some 131.4M married adults age 15+ in the U.S., not counting 4.5M who are separated.


Facts for Features & Special Editions
National Black (African American) History Month: February 2022
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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