The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people. Our population statistics come from decennial censuses, which count the entire U.S. population every ten years, along with several other surveys.
Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 10.9M people in the U.S. reported Nordic ancestry (Danish, Finnish, Icelander, Norwegian and Swedish), about 3.3%.
German-American Day: October 6, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 40.4M people reporting German ancestry out of a total U.S. population of 328.2M, or about 12.3%.
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2021
The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York.
Population and Housing Unit Estimates
Current population estimates are available for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, and metropolitan and micropolitan areas.
The Population Projections Program produces projections of the United States resident population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
ACS County-County Migration Flows
These files contain the complete county-to-county migration flows by age, sex, race, or Hispanic origin using ACS 5-Year estimates.
Childless Older Americans: 2018
One in six older Americans are childless. As older people living alone increase, questions arise about the well-being and supports for older childless adults.
Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2016
This report uses data from major U.S. Census Bureau demographic surveys to provide a comprehensive look at current and earlier marital patterns in the U.S.
Computer and Internet Use in the United States, 2018
This report highlights computer and internet use data for various demographic and geographic characteristics using estimates from the 2018 ACS.
Is Retirement More Unequal Than We Think?
This conference paper examines income inequality among older households using SIPP linked to administrative records.
Child Well-Being and Transitions in the Presence of Parents
Study uses 2018 SIPP data to address children’s selection into family instability & analyze the relationship between parental transitions & child well-being.
A Preliminary Analysis of U.S. and State-Level Results From the 2020 Census
This paper considers the 2020 Census national and state-level resident population counts in historical and evaluative contexts.