As this year comes to a close, we review some of the key demographic and economic trends and shifts that reshaped the nation in 2022.
This year, the country started rebounding from the health and economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Census Bureau surveys continued to document the changes the country experienced. In addition to the 2020 Census results and more recent population estimates and surveys, we had several new experimental data products that provided near real-time statistics on households and businesses.
We revisit some of the stories census statistics told:
Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Age
Women More Likely Than Men to Have No Retirement Savings
U.S. Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Student Racial, Ethnic Makeup
Parents and Children Interacted More During COVID-19
Over a Quarter of Children Lived With At Least One Foreign-Born Parent
Census Bureau Construction Data: From Stone Age to Space Age
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
Increase in Number of U.S. Black-Owned Businesses From 2017 to 2019
Harder to Pay the Bills Now That Child Tax Credit Payments Have Ended
What Is the Gender Wage Gap in Your State?
Despite Efforts, Census Undercount of Young Children Persists
What Has Driven Population Change in U.S. Counties?
Deaths Outnumbered Births in Half of All States Between 2020 and 2021
1950 Census Records: A Window to History
Famous People Who First Appeared in 1950 Census Records
Fertility Rates: Declined for Younger Women, Increased for Older Women
Why Study Aging in Africa, Region With World’s Youngest Population?
E-Commerce Sales Surged During the Pandemic
Less Hunger in At-Risk Households During Pandemic Expansion of School Meals Program
Housing Vacancy Rates Near Historic Lows
Mapping Digital Equity in Every State
Census Bureau Today Releases 2020 Census Undercount, Overcount Rates by State
Who Is Receiving Social Safety Net Benefits?
Big Population Shifts in Cities and Towns One Year Into Pandemic
Internet Crushes Traditional Media: From Print to Digital
LGBT Adults Report Anxiety, Depression During Pandemic
A House Tour by the Numbers
Knowing Your Job and Earnings Prospects by College and Degree
Fewer Younger Adults Drives Population Loss in Some U.S. Cities
Do Young Workers Still Have Summer Jobs?
More Than One Million Americans Report Ukrainian Ancestry
Marriage Prevalence for Black Adults Varies by State
Teachers Are Among Most Educated, Yet Their Pay Lags
There’s No Place Like (Close to) Home
Wealth Inequality in the U.S. by Household Type
Revenues for Home Care, Elderly Services Increase as Nation Ages
Manufacturing Pay, Job Prospects Increase With Industry "Credential"
Who Has Retirement Accounts?
Does Marrying Younger Mean Marrying More Often?
Child Poverty Fell to Record Low 5.2% in 2021
2021 Income Inequality Increased for First Time Since 2011
Uninsured Rate Declined in 28 States 2019-2021
Did COVID-19 Change Retirement Timing?
Who Is Impacted by Student Loan Forgiveness and How?
More Women in Manufacturing Jobs in Every Age Group
Family Dinner Routine More Common in Hispanic and Immigrant Families
Do Disabilities Impact Older People’s Moves to Other Locations?
How Resilient Are Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
2020 Island Areas Censuses: Computer and Internet Use
Using Census Data to Inform Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery
Who Are the STEM Workers Under Age 25?
U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Headed to 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Number of Same-Sex Couple Households Exceeded 1 Million in 2021
A Toast to the Growing Number of U.S. Beer/Wine Manufacturers
What Languages Do We Speak in the United States?
Housing Costs a Big Burden on Renters in Largest U.S. Counties
U.S. Poverty Rates Differ by Age and County
LGBT Adults Report Anxiety, Depression at All Ages
Net International Migration Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Levels
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