Category Archives: Families

How Many Trips Do We Take Down the Aisle?

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Tweet Written by: Rose Kreider, Family Demographer, US Census Bureau Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Most of us take only one trip down the aisle. Among all currently married couples in 2009, 72 percent were made up of a man … Continue reading

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The World at Your Fingertips

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Tweet Written by: Ian O’Brien, Branch Chief – Statistical Compendia Branch, Administrative and Customer Services Division Did you know that Raleigh, N.C., was the fastest-growing large metro area in the last decade?  (View table 21). That only about 5 percent … Continue reading

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Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population

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Tweet On January 1, 1892, the federal government opened the immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants were processed into the country there. Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, … Continue reading

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Families: A Changing Nation

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Tweet Many of us are curious to see how our experiences compare with those of others. We want to know how many children people have, how many adults live with their parents, or how old people are when they first … Continue reading

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