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