These reports cover the American experience ranging from immigration to aging population to civil rights to childcare to poverty. Explore this demographic data for a fuller picture of who lives in the US.
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The largest increase in immigration came from Mexico, with nearly double the number of immigrants coming to the US in 2021 compared to 2006.
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Of the 168 million workers in the United States, more than 30 million are immigrants. In 2022, their median earnings were 86.9% of their native-born colleagues.
As of 2022, 16.2 million Americans identified as veterans. The number of living veterans in the United States is declining — but the veteran population is growing more diverse.
Forty-eight states reported an increase in vehicle miles traveled on all roads this year, according to preliminary 2023 numbers.
More than a quarter of authorized immigrants coming to the US for work come on visas for temporary agricultural workers.
Americans who are living in poverty report feelings of worry and anxiety at higher rates than average.
Single-person households in the US increased from 6.9 million in 1960 to 37.9 million in 2022.
In 2022, over 700,000 student immigrants came to the US to study. India sent the most students, followed by China, South Korea, Germany, and Mexico.
For the last decade, an average of 1,300 trains derailed each year, accounting for 61% of all train accidents.