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Jun. 11, 2015

How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time

The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.

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Jun. 11, 2015

Voices of Multiracial Americans

For much of its history, America has discussed race in the singular form. But the language of race is changing. Ten multiracial Americans share their views of race, identity, relationships and the future.

Jun. 11, 2015

Multiracial in America

Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.

Apr. 30, 2014

The Changing Forces Driving Hispanic Population Growth

A new Pew Research report highlights the driving forces behind Hispanic population growth, which increasingly is driven by births, not immigration. This posting links to the report and to accompanying statistical profiles of the U.S. Hispanic and foreign-born population.

Apr. 21, 2014

Economy and Other Factors Linked to Decline in Teen Births

This links to a Fact Tank posting about factors linked to the decline in U.S. teen births. Among them are the economy and changes in sexual behavior.

Sep. 5, 2013

New Milestones for Hispanic Students

This posting links to a FactTank article about trends in Hispanic college enrollment and educational attainment, based on recently released Census Bureau data.

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Aug. 22, 2013

Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends

Explore the areas where the white-black racial gap has narrowed, widened or remained roughly the same, based on data from U.S. government sources over the past several decades. Hispanic and Asian data is also included in years available.

Jul. 29, 2013

More Evidence of Preference for Sons

This posting is an excerpt from a FactTank article about unmarried fatherhood, and which fathers are more likely to acknowledge paternity when asked. Unmarried fathers of sons are slightly more likely to acknowledge paternity than fathers of daughters.

Jul. 10, 2013

Delayed Motherhood in Canada

This links to a FactTank posting about a new Statistics Canada report showing that birth rates for the first time are higher for women in their late 30s than in their early 20s. Most births in Canada are to women ages 30 and older; by contrast, in the U.S., 40% are.

Jul. 8, 2013

Birth Rate Trends Differ Notably by Age Group

This is an excerpt from a FactTank posting about new data from the National Center for Health Statistics about birth rates in 2011. Rates for younger women fell to record lows, but rates continued to rise for women ages 40 and older.