Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession in 2009. Those who remain are more likely to be long-term residents, and to live with their U.S.-born children.
Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin are a growing population in the 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia.
The population of Puerto Rico decreased by about 200,000 people from 2000 to 2013, with about two-thirds of Puerto Rican municipalities having lost population during those years.
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.
Census figures show that North Dakota led the nation in population growth over the past five years, at 12%, and men have accounted for two-thirds of it.
Today’s kindergartners offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s demographics. A new data analysis by Pew Research Center finds a big increase over the past decade in the number of states where at least one-in-five public school kindergartners are Latino. There are 17 states where Latino children comprise at least 20% of the public school kindergarten population, […]
For the first time in 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than those in which the husband has more education.
The global population is graying and growing rapidly. How big -- and how old -- will it be by 2050?
The population growth in the U.S. and around the world from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled. However, the growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.