Back in 2011 the Census Bureau started releasing an alternative measure of income known as the supplemental poverty measure. It takes into account things like government in-kind benefits and necessary out-of-pocket medical costs. The...Show More Summary
A REPORT released earlier this month by the Census Bureau found that in 2012, for the first time, voting rates of black Americans exceeded that of whites: 66.2% of eligible black voters cast ballots in the last presidential election, compared with 64.1% of whites (in 2008, the numbers were 64.7% of blacks and 66.1% of whites). Show More Summary
The Census Bureau has just released new population projections based on alternative scenarios for immigration — high, low and constant. The Bureau released their main projection, based on a medium immigration scenario, last fall, which showed the US becoming majority-minority in 2043. The new projections take that conclusion even further. Under all scenarios in the [...]
New projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday reveals that immigration will overtake natural increase (in other words, births minus deaths) as the leading cause of U.S. population increase for the first time in almost two centuries. Three contributing factors to the population increase takeover include declining fertility rates, an aging baby boomer [...]
Among the most dramatic findings reported in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) is a large decline in turnout rates among young people, particularly...
Pew Research looks at the new Census Bureau report on the ethnic breakdown of voters and "if you're a Republican thinking of running for president one day, you may be a bit concerned." "First, whites were 74% of voters last year at a time when they were just 63% of the population. Show More Summary
Reid Wilson: “The electorate that turned out in November to give President Obama a second term is nearly as diverse as the U.S. population at large, according to new data released by the Census Bureau this week. But the nation's fastest-growing minority group isn't experien …
On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its biannual study of voting patterns in federal elections that included a remarkable finding: African-American voter turnout surpassed that of white, non-Hispanic voters in 2012 for the first time in recent memory, perhaps ever. USA Today ran this news on the front page, and the report received write-ups in [...]
Jamelle Bouie/The American Prospect The Pew Research Center has done its full analysis of the Census Bureau’s report on the diversifying American electorate, and it confirms the big takeaway from the 2012 elections—Republicans are in trouble with minority voters. Mitt Romney won just 17 percent of nonwhite voters in the 2012 election. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – A new Census Bureau report provides more evidence that the changing demographics of the United States are having a deep impact at the voting booth. The report on the 2012 election found that for the first time on record, black voters turned out to the presidential polls at a higher rate than [...]
THE US Census Bureau published its definitive guide to turnout and voting trends in 2012 this afternoon, and the headline for many will be the fact that African-American turnout exceeded white turnout for the first time in 2012. In fact,...Show More Summary
An important election survey that reveals patterns in voting and registration is the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey November Voting and Registration Supplement, or CPS...
Rep. Jeff Duncan has a plan to help us cope with information overload. His H. R. 1638 would simply eliminate all the data collection that the U.S. Census Bureau does except for the decennial population count. In particular, it wouldShow More Summary
If you are like me, you’re among the lower 93% still waiting for a break from the long recession/depression that we still haven’t recovered from. According to an analysis by Pew Research Center of newly released Census Bureau data, “During...Show More Summary
Even as the Obama White House prepares for a star-studded White House concert featuring Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, and Justin Timberlake, figures from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that roughly 50 million Americans—one in six—now live below the poverty line. Show More Summary
Drudge has linked to several articles this morning reporting on the record number of people below the poverty line in the country. The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show that 50 million people, including 20% of children in the country, are living below the poverty line. The poverty rate is at its highest levels since the ‘60s. Show More Summary
Birth rates of Hispanic origin vs. Black lays out the political plays and ploys for future votes. U.S. Census Bureau - Table 79. Live Births, Birth Rates, and Fertility Rates by Hispanic Origin: 2000 to 2008 If you don't believe me or the numbers, watch the flow of taxpayer funded bennies for votes...
What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth? Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau’s just-released estimates of metropolitan area populations in July 2012 with the results of the Census...Show More Summary
Ezra Klein makes a point today that's worth making over and over again: it's the demographics, stupid. Today, there are 45 million Americans age 65 or over. By 2035, the Census Bureau estimates this will rise to 77 million. This means...Show More Summary
These are questions with which the Census is grappling. It long has been assumed by sociologists that Latinos eventually would be redefined as “white” as they joined the mainstream, but the Census Bureau now wants to classify Latinos as their own distinct group in the next census, in 2020. The proposal is based on census [...]