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No Kids in the House: A Historical Look at Adults Living Without Children

Written by: Emily Schondelmyer, Social Economic Housing Statistics Division Over the last 50 years, the percentage of adults living without children has climbed 19 percentage points from 52.5 percent in 1967 to 71.3 percent today based on an analysis of … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name

Despite the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity, the five most frequent American surnames in 2010 remained the same as in 2000 and were mainly reported by whites and blacks. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones were the most common … Continue reading

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Collaboration Is Key to Producing Timely School District Poverty Estimates

Written by: Carolyn Gann, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division Many factors play a role in a child’s educational success, and it is the mission of the U.S. Department of Education to promote excellence in education and ensure equal access. … Continue reading

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A Glance at the Age Structure and Labor Force Participation of Rural America

By: Jennifer Cheeseman Day, Donald Hays, and Adam Smith Rural America is older than urban America. The median age of all people living in rural areas is 43 years, compared with 36 years for urban areas. We know that age … Continue reading

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Life Off the Highway: A Snapshot of Rural America

Written by: Alison Fields, Kelly Ann Holder, and Charlynn Burd, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division We are a nation of communities. The 2011-2015 American Community Survey statistics released today helps tell the story of us all — each city, … Continue reading

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