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Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Millennials (83.1 million) have surpassed baby boomers (75.4 million) as the largest generational component of the U.S. population and the most diverse with 44.2% being from a minority race or ethnic group.  The latest population estimates examine changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally as well as in states and counties since April 2010.  Provides links to more detailed data tables.  From the Census Bureau


21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau


Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau


City and Town Totals: Vintage 2014

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Detailed tables showing annual estimates of population totals for U.S. cities and towns of 50,000 + as of July 1, 2014 ranked by growth of population since the last census, by percentage of growth since the last census, and by percentage of growth in the past year.  Also contains annual population estimates for all incorporated places and minor civil divisions by state.  From the Census Bureau


Ten U.S. Cities Now Have 1 Million People or More

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on the most populous U.S. cities and on latest data on the 2014 population estimates for U.S. cities.  Also includes a link to the detailed tables.  From the Census Bureau


The Value of the American Community Survey: Smart Government, Competitive Businesses, and Informed Citizens

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census

Explains the purpose and value of the ACS in collecting economic, social, demographic, and housing information at a time when Congress is threatening to curtail the program in the name of cost-cutting.  From the Economic and Statistics Administration of the Department of Commerce


Measuring America: Why We Ask

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Population/Census

Infographic that explains what the American Community Survey asks and the uses that are made of the answers.  Covers questions on employment, education, veterans, income, housing, commuting, disability, health insurance, and people.  From the Census Bureau


Fertility of Women in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

A set of 6 statistical tables with information on children ever born, rates of childlessness, and relationship status at first birth for women with selected demographic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau



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