Jul. 16, 2014

How North Dakota’s ‘man rush’ compares with past population booms

Census figures show that North Dakota led the nation in population growth over the past five years, at 12%, and men have accounted for two-thirds of it.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2014

The demographics and politics of gun-owning households

Americans with young children in their home are just as likely as other adults to have a gun in their household.

Jul. 1, 2014

Wage gap between high and low earners rising most among Hispanics

The earnings gap in the nation’s workforce has widened in recent years as the pay of high-wage workers has risen and the pay of low-wage workers has fallen, but Hispanics may be feeling the impact more acutely than others.

Jun. 26, 2014

Falloff in births slows shift to a majority-minority youth population

The sharp decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession—especially among Hispanics—has slowed the nation’s transition to a majority-minority youth population.

Jun. 26, 2014

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.

Fact Tank Jun. 23, 2014

Five years in, recovery still underwhelms compared with previous ones

The current economic recovery, which hit the five-year mark this month, has underperformed other recent expansions that have lasted at least as long.

Jun. 17, 2014

Why timely, reliable data on mass killings is hard to find

Several government agencies and nonprofit groups gather and publish data on school shootings and other public mass killings. But because of data lags and differing definitions, getting a clear read on overall trends is surprisingly hard.

Jun. 12, 2014

5 facts about today’s fathers

As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways.

Jun. 10, 2014

Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles in less than a year

The number of unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who were apprehended at the U.S. border has nearly doubled in less than a year.

Fact Tank Jun. 5, 2014

Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’

Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters like me. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.