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Census shows record 1 in 3 US counties are dying

A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.


U.S. population to top 315M on New Year's Day

U.S. Population

The U.S. population is projected to increase to 315,091,138 on Jan. 1, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Thursday. That represents a one-year increase of 2,272,462, or 0.73%, and a jump of 6.34 million, or just over 2%, since the last census was taken in 2010.


Census to offer Internet option in surveys

U.S. Census

For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates.


Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

Latino Population in the U.S.

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate.


Dads Are Taking Over as Full-Time Parents

Stay-at-Home Dads

In the last decade, the number of men who have left the work force entirely to raise children has more than doubled, according to recent United States census data.


Interracial couples in U.S. at all-time high

Interracial Marriages On All Time High

The number of interracial couples in the United States has reached an all-time high, with one in every 10 American opposite-sex married couples saying they're of mixed races, according to the most recent Census data released Wednesday.


1940 census records include 21 million still alive

When the 1940 census records are released Monday, Verla Morris can consider herself a part of living history....


U.S. population nearing 313 million

U.S. Population Nearing 313M

The U.S. population is expected to top out at close to 312.8 million people just around the time crowds gather to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, according to new census data released Thursday.


Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

Census: The Poor

Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans, almost 1 in 2, have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that is shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families.


Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90, redefining in a way what it means to be old. People who are 90 or older have nearly tripled in number since 1980, to 1.9 million, according to Thursday's first-ever census numbers on the age group. The trend is posing unique health challenges and adding to rising government costs for the strained Medicare and Social Security programs.


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