Released: May 6, 2011
The Latest News from Census 2010
The Census Bureau is releasing demographic profiles from the 2010 Census this month, and here is a look at the first round of news stories from the data, which focused on young people, older Americans, the national origin of Hispanics and changes in household size:
- The Washington Post finds that D.C.’s population growth over the past decade was due mainly to the city’s appeal to young adults.
- The Hispanic population in Florida is growing more diverse, according to the Associated Press: Central Americans and South Americans are a growing share of Latinos, while the Cuban share declined slightly.
- The Census Bureau’s release of detailed figures on owners and renters were included in a Detroit News story about the recession’s impact on homeownership.
- Detailed data on age attracted attention in Michigan, where the Detroit Free Press reported the state median age went up by 3.4 years. The median age in Mississippi rose slightly, to 36, according to the Jackson Clarion Ledger, but the state is relatively young compared with some others. In Palm Beach County, the number of people ages 85 and older grew 41% over the decade, according to the Palm Beach Post.
- USA Today examined figures on the number of people living under one roof, and found that average household size is growing in some areas. (Here is a recent All Things Census posting on household size.)