At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.
The United States is turning gray, with the number of people ages 65 and older expected to nearly double by 2050. This major demographic transition has implications for the economy, government programs such as Social Security and families across the U.S.
America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.
Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.
As of 2010, nearly a third of the world's population identified as Christian. But if demographic trends persist, Islam will close the gap by the middle of the 21st century.
Explore the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.
The bureau should be paying more attention to the needs and opinions of the people and organizations that use its data, according to a recent report.
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
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 United States has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession and shows no sign of rising, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. The marked slowdown in new arrivals means that those who remain are more likely to be long-term residents, and to live with their U.S.-born children.