Jun. 11, 2015

How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time

The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time, often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.

May. 20, 2015

The Growing Population of Older People in the U.S., Germany and Italy

In 2015, the percentage of the population age 65 or older in Germany and Italy are already at a level the U.S. may reach in 2050.

Mar. 19, 2015

Comparing Millennials to Other Generations

Our interactive graphic compares the generations today and in the years that each generation was young (ages 18 to 33) to demonstrate this sea change in the activities and experiences of young adults that has occurred over the past 50 years.

Jan. 14, 2015

The Data on Women Leaders

Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits, yet women still make up a small share of top leadership jobs. Explore the share of women in top U.S. political and business roles over time with these interactive charts.

Aug. 22, 2013

Interactive: Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends

Explore the areas where the white-black racial gap has narrowed, widened or remained roughly the same, based on data from U.S. government sources over the past several decades. Hispanic and Asian data is also included in years available.

Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.

May. 7, 2013

Data: Gun Homicide and Violent Crime

National rates of gun homicide, non-fatal gun crime and all non-fatal violent crimes have fallen since the mid-1990s. Explore the trends by age, race and gender in this interactive.

Apr. 4, 2013

Demographics of Asian Americans

The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, “The Rise of Asian Americans.”

Aug. 1, 2012

Map: Residential Income Segregation

Residential Income Segregation Maps of Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas

Jun. 19, 2012

Map: Asian American Population Maps

Interactive maps showing the Asian American population in the U.S., by county