The charts below show the distributions of white, black, Hispanic and Asian adults in the U.S. by their incomes in 1970 and 2016.
The gap in the standard of living between Asians near the top and the bottom of the income ladder nearly doubled from 1970 to
2016. Amid rising inequality overall, Asians displaced blacks as the most economically divided major U.S. racial or ethnic group.
Ahead of the Population Association of America’s annual meeting, read seven important recent demographic findings.
How wealth inequality has changed in the U.S. since the Great Recession, by race, ethnicity and income
In the U.S., the racial and ethnic wealth gap has evolved differently for families at different income levels since the Great Recession.
The number of U.S. households renting their home increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, as did the share.
Take a look at 10 recent findings on demographic trends, ranging from global refugee and migrant flows to changes to family life and living arrangements.
The demographic makeup of the country's active-duty force has changed over time, and those changes tend to reflect trends in the broader society.
Married Americans continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes.
Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.