Category Archives: Population

Forgoing Alchemy, Tarot Cards, and Crystal Balls: Demographers Use Empirical Data to See How the Future Will Unfold

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Tweet How Does the Census Bureau Measure the Future Population? Written by: Jennifer M. Ortman Have you ever wondered how the Census Bureau projects the future population of the United States? We start with a few basic questions: How many … Continue reading

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The Graying of American Households

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Tweet Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Jamie Lewis Thomas New statistics released today show that American households are increasingly older, with 39 percent headed by someone 45 to 64 years old. In addition, the percentage headed by someone at least … Continue reading

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Faster vs. Bigger: Size and Growth of the Foreign-Born from Asia and Latin America

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Tweet Rapid Growth Doesn’t Necessarily Trump a Big Population Base Written by: Elizabeth M. Grieco and Christine Gambino The foreign-born population from Asia increased over the last decade – from 8.2 million in 2000 to 11.6 million in 2011 – … Continue reading

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The Age and Disability Paradox

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Tweet Written by: Matthew Brault This week, the Census Bureau released the report “Americans with Disabilities: 2010,” which showed that 18.7 percent of the population has a disability. While this percentage remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010, the number of … Continue reading

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Lone Star State Continues Rapid Population Growth

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Tweet Written by: David Dixon Texas was one of the five fastest growing states between 2000 and 2010, growing at double the national rate (20.6 percent compared with 9.7 percent). That growth has continued into the start of this decade. … Continue reading

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