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.
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.
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.
5 facts about today’s fathers
As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways.
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.
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.
Are minority births the majority yet?
Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point. But new data shows that tipping point may not have arrived yet.
5 facts about today’s college graduates
Facts and figures about college graduates.
Census says it will count same-sex marriages, but with caveats
The new approach reflects the bureau’s evolving policy on reporting household relationships, as it tries to keep pace with social change.
Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction
College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.