Puerto Ricans have left the financially troubled island for the U.S. mainland this decade in their largest numbers since the Great Migration after World War II, citing job-related reasons above all others.
This posting links to a new Pew Research Center report that uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show that a rising share and number of Americans live in multi-generational households, especially young adults. The rise in living-with-family has continued even after the end of the Great Recession.
This links to a FactTank posting about new Census Bureau population estimates by age, race and Hispanic origin for 2013. It finds that the decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession, especially among Hispanics, slowed the national shift to a majority-minority youth population. Although the Census Bureau said two years ago that minorities were the majority among newborns, the new numbers no longer show that.
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.