When we have the data to study groups of similarly aged people over time, we won’t always default to using the standard generational definitions and labels, like Gen Z, Millennials or Baby Boomers.
It can be useful to talk about generations, but generational categories are not scientifically defined and labels can lead to stereotypes and oversimplification.
An error in how the Census Bureau processed data from a national survey provided a rare window into how Brazilians living in the U.S. view their identity.
The Census Bureau has collected data on Americans’ income, race, ethnicity, housing and other things, but it has never directly asked about their religion.
The bureau is considering counting most Americans using Social Security data, IRS files and other administrative records.
The national total in the 2020 census was largely accurate, but the Census Bureau has estimated miscounts for some states and demographic groups.
The U.S. Hispanic population reached 62.1 million in 2020, an increase of 23% over the previous decade.
By 2020, the Hispanic population had reached 62.1 million out of a total U.S. population of 331.4 million.
The 2020 census counted 126.8 million occupied households, representing 9% growth over the 116.7 million households counted in the 2010 census.
About half of Americans see their identity reflected very well in the census’s race and ethnicity questions.