The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.
About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011.
It long has been assumed by sociologists that Latinos eventually would be redefined as “white” as they joined the mainstream, but the Census Bureau now wants to classify Latinos as their own distinct group in the next census, in 2020.
Nearly two-thirds of legal Mexican immigrants who live in the U.S. are not American citizens.
America’s population is now increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression.
New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.
Fewer and fewer Americans are getting married, continuing a decades-long trend among nearly all education levels and ages that shows no signs of slowing down.
As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.