Go West, Old Man
Searching for a modern fountain of youth? American’s West has the highest concentration of older adults who don’t think of themselves as old. Older Westerners also feel healthier and get more exercise than older folks elsewhere.
A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.
Founded in 1830, Mormonism is now practiced by 1.7% of U.S. adults, comparable to the American Jewish population. Followers are concentrated in the West, and stand out for having exceptionally high levels of religious commitment and for very conservative political views.
A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States
Unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S.-born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. But the recent rapid growth in the undocumented immigrant labor force has come to a halt. The new report also includes population and labor force estimates for each state.
The Rapid Growth and Changing Complexion of Suburban Public Schools
Public school enrollment in the nation’s suburbs has shot up by 3.4 million in the past decade and a half, with the primary driver of this trend being a near doubling of the Latino share of the student population.
Most Like It Hot
Given a choice, most Americans would opt for a sun-kissed climate — but not necessarily for a warm-weather city.
Data: Sticky States
“Magnet” states are those in which a high share of the adults who live there now moved there from some other state. “Sticky” states are those in which a high share of the adults who were born there live there now.
Magnet or Sticky?
At first glance, magnet and sticky states may seem to be mirror opposites of each other, and it is true that most states score high on one scale and low on another. But it turns out that 10 states rank high on both scales, and another nine score low on both. Find out where your state lands.
Suburbs Not Most Popular, But Suburbanites Most Content
Suburbanites are significantly more satisfied with their communities than are residents of cities, small towns or rural areas, but that doesn’t mean Americans want to live there.
For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else
Where would Americans most like to live — and how do they feel about the place they currently call home?
Map: Comings and Goings: Migration Flows in the United States
Americans have settled down somewhat recently, but they have traditionally been on the move. Use our interactive maps and charts to trace predominant U.S. migration patterns over recent decades and find out which localities are “sticky” (high retention rates) and which are “magnets” (high rates of attraction).