The Weekly Digest collects the most engaging data points and visuals from recent USAFacts stories. Dive into each report for more metrics, or skim here for a quick understanding of the numbers behind the news.
The Hispanic American population increased 23% from 2010 to 2020, reaching 62 million. But this population isn’t just growing, it’s becoming more diverse. To mark the last week of National Hispanic American Heritage Month, USAFacts gathered government data on Hispanic Americans from diverse backgrounds to provide insight into families, educational attainment, and more.
Dig deeper into the facts on Hispanic Americans with this special break down of the data.
Census data also reveals that there are 1 million fewer children in the US now than in 2010. And yet, the nation’s overall population grew 10% from 234.6 million to 258.3 million in that time. What states are most affected by this decline? USAFacts sorted the metrics county by county in this new report and interactive map. Here are some key takeaways:
The Senate reached an agreement late last week to raise the nation's debt ceiling through early December. If you're curious why this debate seems to come up fairly often — and it'll be back in the national spotlight this winter — here are the basics. For more, read this explanation from USAFacts.
Learn more here, including the extraordinary actions the Treasury Department has taken in this century to keep the government funded.
Last year, Chinese imports to the US were worth $172.5 billion more than Mexican imports. The nation's trade deficit with China has decreased since 2018 while the trade deficit with Mexico, the nation's second-largest trading partner, has increased.
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