There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.
Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that's not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.
Racial identity is far from a straightforward concept, and when multiple strands of identity come together this has the potential to increase the complexity.
A snapshot of the U.S. in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority.
The nation’s foreign-born population has swelled from 10 million in 1965 to a record 45 million in 2015. By 2065, the U.S. will have a projected 78 million immigrants.
Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.
Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole.
For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.
Meanwhile, foreign-born shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise, according to new Census Bureau projections.
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.