From the U.S. Census Bureau- by the Numbers: Interesting Aspects of U.S Population

2008-2010 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates.  The U.S. Census Bureau released findings from the 2008-2010 American Community Survey, the most relied-upon source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year. The release covers more than 40 topics, such as educational attainment, income, health insurance coverage, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected monthly homeowner costs. The estimates are available in detailed tables for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 20,000 or more.

American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States Wall Map: 2010: This map shows the American Indian and Alaska Native areas reported or delineated for the 2010 Census. The map also contains related graphics that reflect 2010 Census statistics. The printed map is 48-by-36 inches with a map of the U.S. on the front and an enlargement for Alaska on the reverse side. Download the Maps.

Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2011. Population- 5.2 million. As of the 2010 Census, the nation’s population of American Indians and Alaska Natives, including those of more than one race, made up 1.7 percent of the total population. Of this total, 2.9 million were American Indian and Alaska Native only and 2.3 million were American Indian and Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races.

More Young Adults are Living in Their Parents’ Home, Census Bureau Reports. Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of young adults living in their parents’ home increased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and from 8 percent to 10 percent over the period for women.  “The increase in 25 to 34 year olds living in their parents’ home began before the recent recession, and has continued beyond it,” said the author, Rose Kreider, a family demographer with the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch.  Good grief!!!  Grow up and move out already!

The Foreign-Born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010.  Foreign-born residents represented 33 percent of all bachelor’s degree holders in engineering fields, 27 percent in computers, mathematics and statistics; 24 percent in physical sciences; and 17 percent in biological, agricultural and environmental sciences.  Of the 4.2 million foreign-born science and engineering bachelor’s degree holders in the U.S., 57 percent were born in Asia, 18 percent in Europe, 16 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 percent in Africa.  The majority (64 percent) of foreign-born residents with degrees in computers, mathematics and statistics were born in Asia, including 24 percent who were born in India and 14 percent who were born in China.

Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Analysis of Fast-Growing 90-and-Older Population. The nation’s 90-and-older population nearly tripled over the past three decades, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and supported by the National Institute on Aging. Over the next four decades, this population is projected to more than quadruple. Because of increases in life expectancy at older ages, people 90 and older now comprise 4.7 percent of the older population (age 65 and older), as compared with only 2.8 percent in 1980. By 2050, this share is likely to reach 10 percent.

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