More Grandparents Living With Grandchildren Work, Live in Poverty

The first new U.S. Census Bureau report on grandparents living with grandchildren in more than a decade highlights growth and diversity, and confirms that, while the trend has slowed some as the economy recovers from recession, multigenerational living is not going away. Fully 10 percent of the estimated 65 million grandparents live with at least one grandchild, up from 7 percent in 1992. “Recent trends in increased life expectancy, single-parent families and female employment increase the potential for grandparents to …

Los latinos estamos en todas partes

Nosotros, los hispanos, vivimos mayormente en lugares de siempre: California, Texas y Florida, pero en realidad estamos en todas partes y seguimos movilizándonos. Esto es lo que dice una investigación muy interesante del Centro de Estudios Pew. Analizando cifras del censo, según el centro:  Más de la mitad (55%) de la población hispana en el paí­s vive en tres estados: California, Florida y Texas. Solamente en un condado -Los íngeles- vive el 9% de hispanos de todo el paí­s. Y …

Who Lives to 100? Women More Often Than Men

If you’re a woman with 100 or more candles on your birthday cake, the 2010 Census says you’re probably white and living in the South. And if you’d like to date a man of the same age, the odds aren’t in your favor: For every 100 women who have lived to the century mark or older in the U.S., there are only 20.7 men who have done the same. In a special report released this week, the Census Bureau says …

The Takeaway: Census Data Show Growing Racial Gap Between Young and Old

For the first time in U.S. Census Bureau history, white births are no longer a majority. In the year that ended last July, non-Hispanic whites accounted for just 49.6 percent of American births, while minorities””including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and those of mixed race””accounted for 50.4 percent. The demographic shift is playing out differently across the states; white births remain the majority in many areas. In others, however, there’s a growing gap between the ethnic and racial makeup of older and younger Americans.

The Takeaway: Aging America By The Numbers; Madonna To Sing At Super Bowl

A look at recent Census Bureau data on America’s surging 65 and older population””including the 90+ population boom.

The Takeaway: 65+ Population In U.S. Higher Than Ever; Jobless Rate Falls Below 9 Percent

American the Beautiful””and Gray: Census Bureau data released this week shows that the senior population of this country is higher than it’s ever been before. According to 2010 numbers, there are 40.3 million people ages 65+ in the United States, an increase of over 5 million since the 2000 Census. These days, one in every eight Americans””or 13 percent of the total population””is 65 or older. And the unemployment rate in November fell to 8.6 percent””the biggest drop since the beginning of the economic downturn.