Fact TankJuly 10, 2015

‘Mestizo’ and ‘mulatto’: Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics

When asked if they identify as “mestizo,” “mulatto” or some other mixed-race combination, one-third of U.S. Hispanics say they do.

Fact TankJuly 1, 2015

Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980

As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.

June 29, 2015

In greater Dallas area, segregation by income and race

Income segregation has increased over the past 30 years in 27 of the 30 largest U.S. metro areas. There were clear divisions between low-income and middle- and upper-income areas, as well as along racial lines.

Fact TankJune 24, 2015

Today’s multiracial babies reflect America’s changing demographics

To get a sense of how the country’s racial demographics are changing, take a look at the differences between mixed-race Americans old and young.

Fact TankJune 18, 2015

Census considers new approach to asking about race – by not using the term at all

Instead, the new census questionnaire may tell people to check the “categories” that describe them.

Fact TankJune 17, 2015

Hawaii is home to the nation’s largest share of multiracial Americans

The number of multiracial Americans is growing nationwide, but in Hawaii, it’s nothing new. The Rainbow state – with its history of attracting immigrants from Asia and other parts of the world to work as farm laborers – stands far above the rest, with nearly one-in-four residents (24%) identifying as multiracial.

Fact TankJune 16, 2015

Among multiracial adults, racial identity can be fluid

Is race purely about the races in your family tree? Our new survey of multiracial adults suggests there’s more to racial identity that goes beyond one’s ancestry.

Fact TankJune 15, 2015

Is being Hispanic a matter of race, ethnicity or both?

Our new survey of multiracial Americans finds that, for two-thirds of Hispanics, their Hispanic background is a part of their racial background – not something separate.

Fact TankJune 12, 2015

Interracial marriage: Who is ‘marrying out’?

Interracial marriages have increased steadily since 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.

Fact TankJune 12, 2015

The changing categories the U.S. has used to measure race

Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.