Jun. 27, 2011

Census Data on Unmarried Partners

This All Things Census posting announces a new Pew Research Center report using census data to explore the economics of cohabitation, which uses census data to compare the financial well-being of adults who are married, living with an unmarried opposite-sex partner, or not living with such a partner or spouse. The Census Bureau is releasing detailed local-level counts of unmarried couples over the summer.

Jun. 23, 2011

Census 2010 News Stories: The Changing Family

The ongoing release of so-called SF1 data from the 2010 Census–detailed local-level tabulations about age, families, housing and other topics–has produced a wave of news stories about the changing family. Stories from newspapers in California and Pennsylvania focus especially on same-sex couples.

Jun. 20, 2011

Comparing Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in U.S. States

There are now more Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin living in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (4.6 million in 2010) than there are living in Puerto Rico (3.7 million), and Census Bureau data show there are notable differences between the two groups, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

May. 26, 2011

New 2010 Census Data on Age, Households and More

New data from the 2010 Census was released today by the Census Bureau, filling in details about age, household type, homeownership and more.

May. 11, 2011

The 2020 Census—Not Too Soon to Think About It

As numbers continue to pour out of the 2010 Census, the National Research Council recently made a number of recommendations about how to improve the next national count, in 2020.

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.

May. 4, 2011

Imputation: Adding People to the Census

When census-takers can’t reach anyone at a particular address or obtain information about occupants in other ways, they sometimes use a last-resort statistical technique called “imputation” to fill in missing data.

Apr. 26, 2011

Census Data on Hispanic Voters

Latinos represent 16.3% of the U.S. population, but were only 7% of the voters in last November’s elections, according to a report based on census data that was released today by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Apr. 25, 2011

Other Sources of Census Data

Census 2010 datasets are finding a second home on the websites of think tanks, state data centers and advocacy groups that have repackaged the numbers in easy-to-use look-up formats.

Apr. 22, 2011

Census 2010: Household Size Trends

The average size of U.S. households has been declining for decades, but may have grown in recent years, at least in part because of an increase in multi-generational households.