Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
The estimated total - 11.1 million in 2014 - has steadied since the end of the recession as the number declined from Mexico but grew from other countries.
There were more 24-year-olds in the U.S. than people of any other age in 2015. But for white Americans, 55 was the most common age.
Why aren’t Asian Americans shown as a separate group when differences among whites, blacks and Hispanics are discussed in survey reports? It's a good question, so we put together a summary of some of the methodological and other issues on accurately polling U.S. Asians.
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.