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.
Americans of mixed race, American Indians, Pacific Islanders and Hispanics were among those most likely to check different boxes.
A new Pew Research report highlights the driving forces behind Hispanic population growth, which increasingly is driven by births, not immigration. This posting links to the report and to accompanying statistical profiles of the U.S. Hispanic and foreign-born population.
This links to a FactTank posting about Hispanic stay-at-home mothers, and beliefs among Hispanics about whether children are better off with a parent at home.
This links to a FactTank posting about changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of college students over the past 16 years, as well as a comparison of the share of 25- to 29-year-olds receiving bachelor's degrees.
This links to a FactTank posting about the Census Bureau's review of questions on the American Community Survey. The agency may drop questions if it determines they do not yield useful, quality data that cannot be found elsewhere.