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World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables: 2015 Revision

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,United Nations

World’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.  Half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years is expected to occur in just nine countries with India, Nigeria, and Pakistan as the leaders.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations


Living Arrangement of Adults

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Describes the living arrangements of U.S. adults by age and sex since 1967.   Includes young adults living at home and unmarried couples of the opposite sex with children.  From the Census Bureau


Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

The 2014 congressional election turnout rate of 41.9% was the lowest since federal record keeping began tracking voting and citizenship status in 1978.  This report examines voting patterns by age, race, and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting.  From the Census Bureau


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


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