Tag Archives: Age

The Age and Disability Paradox

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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 disabled … Continue reading

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Majority of Infants Now Minorities

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Written by: Alexa Jones-Puthoff Census Bureau population estimates released today revealed a major demographic milestone. For the first time, a majority of our population under age 1 is minority. That means that more than 50 percent were some group other … Continue reading

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What About the 90+?

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Written by: Wan He, Mark Muenchrath, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Is your grandmother or great-grandmother 90 or older, widowed, living in a nursing home, and experiencing one or more disabilities? If so, she is not alone. In 2006-2008, there were … Continue reading

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Older Women Less Likely to Live Alone Now Than A Generation Ago

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Written By: Rose Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau   In general, the percent of all households that contain just one person has risen over the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. In 1960, 13 percent of … Continue reading

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