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America Counts: Stories about Families & Living Arrangements

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Does Marrying Younger Mean Marrying More Often?
The age at first marriage can affect the number of times you get married.
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Census Bureau’s 2022 Back-to-School Guide for Teachers
Teachers can turn lessons into real-world connections in the classroom with help from Statistics in Schools.
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Wealth Inequality in the U.S. by Household Type
Census data show persistent inequalities in household wealth in 2019: 38.7% of households did not own a home, and 41.2% did not have a retirement account.
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Children Continue to be More Involved in Some Extracurricular Activities
New U.S. Census Bureau historical tables show both girls and boys are taking more lessons and playing more sports than in 1998.
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Marriage Prevalence for Black Adults Varies by State
While the United States as a whole saw a 1.9 percentage-point decrease in married Black adults, four states experienced a significant increase.
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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.
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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.
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Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Over a Quarter of Children Lived With At Least One Foreign-Born Parent
A new report reveals that children living with at least one foreign-born parent are more likely to live with two parents than children with native-born parents.
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Novice Data Users: Help Is on the Way
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy launches the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series this week to help less experienced data users navigate census data.
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Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
Are your retirement savings related to the number of times you have been married or the number of partners with whom you have children?
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Parents and Children Interacted More During COVID-19
During Covid-19 lockdowns, parents changed how they interacted with children: more dinners and reading together but fewer outings.
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No Kids, No Care? Childlessness Among Older Americans
New Census Bureau report details demographic, economic and household characteristics of childless older adult population compared to older biological parents.
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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.
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Nearly a Third of Parents Spent Child Tax Credit on School Expenses
Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows that many parents spent the first three Child Tax Credit advance payments on child care or school expenses.
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Measuring Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Working Moms
Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies may keep working married mothers in the labor force and lowers wage gap between spouses.
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U.S. Births Declined During the Pandemic
Several factors affect the birth rate but the pandemic did have an impact: births declined but began to rise again in March of this year.
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Two-Thirds of Recent First-Time Fathers Took Time Off After Birth
For the first time, the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation asked both men and women about their use of parental leave.
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STATE PROFILES: 2020 Census
We bring you data visualizations with new 2020 Census data for your state and county on: population, race and ethnicity, diversity, age and housing.
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Families Saw Less Economic Hardship as Child Tax Credit Payments Came
Household Pulse Survey collected responses just before and just after the arrival of the first CTC checks.
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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.
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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.
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Most Kids Receiving SNAP Get at Least One Other Safety Net Benefit
Most children participating in SNAP receive benefits from multiple programs. Eligibility guidelines determine which programs cover children.
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Living Arrangements of Young Parents: Solo, Married, Partner or Parent
There were 1.8 million biological parents ages 15-22 in the United States in 2018 and half were living with a spouse or unmarried partner.
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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.

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