May. 21, 2015

Americans are aging, but not as fast as people in Germany, Italy and Japan

At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.

May. 21, 2015

Family Support in Graying Societies

America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.

Hispanic May. 12, 2015

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 1980 – 2013

There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.

Fact Tank Apr. 23, 2015

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

By 2050, they are expected to make up about three-in-ten of the world’s people, owing in part to relatively high fertility and low median age.

Apr. 9, 2015

6 key findings about black immigration to the U.S.

Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.

Apr. 8, 2015

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000

The white share of the population is declining in the U.S., but the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others.

Religion Apr. 2, 2015

The Future of World Religions

If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

Religion Apr. 2, 2015

Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. This table details the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.

Feb. 24, 2015

Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? It depends

There are three main ways to measure fertility. None of them is “right” or “wrong,” but each tells a different story about when births bottomed out.

Feb. 13, 2015

National Academies: Census survey data should be more user-friendly

The bureau should be paying more attention to the needs and opinions of the people and organizations that use its data, according to a recent report.