ScienceJuly 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.

GlobalJuly 11, 2014

Which six countries hold half the world’s population?

As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. Interestingly, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just six countries: China, India, the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.

HispanicJuly 8, 2014

A view of the future through kindergarten demographics

Today’s kindergartners offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s demographics. A new data analysis by Pew Research Center finds a big increase over the past decade in the number of states where at least one-in-five public school kindergartners are Latino. There are 17 states where Latino children comprise at least 20% of the public school kindergarten population, […]

February 12, 2014

Record share of wives are more educated than their husbands

For the first time in 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than those in which the husband has more education.

GlobalFebruary 3, 2014

10 projections for the global population in 2050

The global population is graying and growing rapidly. How big — and how old — will it be by 2050?

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GlobalJanuary 30, 2014

Global Population by Age, 1950-2050

The population growth in the U.S. and around the world from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled. However, the growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.

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ReligionOctober 1, 2013

Interactive: Jewish Population Calculator

A major new Pew Research Center survey illuminates the many different ways in which Americans may self-identify as Jewish or partially Jewish. Use the checkboxes in this interactive to calculate the size of the U.S. Jewish population based on different definitions of what it means to be Jewish.

ReligionOctober 1, 2013

A Portrait of Jewish Americans

American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, but their identity is also changing: 22% of American Jews now say they have no religion.

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HispanicSeptember 23, 2013

Slideshow: Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed

Key findings from the report, “Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed”

HispanicAugust 29, 2013

Mapping the Latino Population, By State, County and City

The nation’s Hispanic population, while still anchored in its traditional settlement areas, continues to disperse across the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.