This links to a FactTank posting describing major findings about Hispanics and Asians based on new Census Bureau population estimates for July 1, 2013. The posting explores sources of growth, and state patterns.
The sharp decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession—especially among Hispanics—has slowed the nation’s transition to a majority-minority youth population.
Not only has the number of stay-at-home fathers nearly doubled in recent years, but fathers who are home with their children are a larger share of stay-at-home parents. This links to a FactTank posting about the numbers and characteristics of stay-at-home fathers, and how they differ from stay-at-home mothers.
This links to a FactTank posting explaining how two government agencies--the Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics--have different answers to the question of whether most U.S. babies are minorities. The agencies use different measures, and different methods.
Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point. But new data shows that tipping point may not have arrived yet.
This links to a FactTank posting about the Census Bureau's plans to categorize same-sex spouses as married couples, a change from its current practice of counting them as unmarried couples.
The new approach reflects the bureau's evolving policy on reporting household relationships, as it tries to keep pace with social change.
This posting links to an article about the Census Bureau's difficulty in getting an accurate count of same-sex married couples. As more states legalize gay marriage, producing a good number becomes increasingly important.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Washington, D.C., and 17 states (and Arkansas will join them, if a lower-court judge’s ruling last week is upheld). Now the federal government’s task is to produce an accurate count of same-sex married couples.
This links to a FactTank posting about research that used data from census questionnaires in 2000 and 2010 to analyze how many Americans changed their racial or ethnic identity from one census to the next. The result: At least 10 million did.