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Want to Reach US Hispanics? Try Texting Them

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States is the nation’s Latino population. Fifty-eight percent — nearly 6-in-10 — of U.S. Hispanics are millennials (approximately ages 18-33) or younger, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, half of the black population, and 46 percent of the Asian population, are in that […]

This Entity Literally Owns Half of the American West

Posted February 1st, 2016 at 10:51 am (UTC-4)

The United States government owns a mammoth amount of land —  640 million acres — which accounts for about 28 percent of all the land mass in the country. By far, most land owned by the federal government is in the American West. The feds own almost 47 percent of the 11 coterminous Western states, which […]

This is America’s Least Diverse City…and It’s Not Black or White

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 9:05 am (UTC-4)
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The most diverse city in the United States is Gaithersburg, Maryland, while the least ethno-racially diverse place is Laredo, Texas. In fact, four Maryland cities — including Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville, all in Montgomery County, right outside of Washington, D.C. —  are in the top five when it comes to diversity in small […]

More Americans Move to This State Than Anywhere Else

Posted December 7th, 2015 at 12:53 pm (UTC-4)

Florida is the state more Americans are moving to than anywhere else. The sunshine state, located at the southeastern tip of the United States, draws sizable numbers of retirees attracted by its balmy weather and low cost of living, but that’s not what’s drawing the largest group of movers — young people in their twenties […]

Take a Look at Most Instagrammed Locations in US

Posted October 23rd, 2015 at 9:12 am (UTC-4)
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In the United States, parks and geographic landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, are among the most Instagrammed locations in the United States. Busbud explored which locations are mentioned most on the photo-sharing app, which claims to have 300 million monthly users, and came up with a diverse list that includes everything from wineries […]

Why Largest US Ethnic Group Vanished from American Culture

Posted October 19th, 2015 at 2:37 pm (UTC-4)

People with German ancestry have long dominated the U.S. melting pot yet their stamp on American culture — once so proud and robust — seems to have all but disappeared. MORE ABOUT AMERICA People of German Ancestry Dominate the US Melting Pot   This US Ethnic Group Makes the Most Money   Why So Many […]

VOA’s Route 66 Road Trip Along Iconic ‘Main Street’

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 8:40 am (UTC-4)

Route 66 is the most famous road in the United States. Stretching nearly 4,000 kilometers from Chicago to Los Angeles, this historic highway is often called the “Main Street of America.” Route 66 marks its 90th anniversary in 2016. To celebrate, VOA reporters Caty Weaver, Ashley Thompson and Adam Brock are taking a road trip […]

Forbidden Visitors Sneak to California Cliff That Slid Into Ocean

Posted August 14th, 2015 at 3:34 pm (UTC-4)

In the late 1920s, erosion, slippery clay soil, and a series of landslides sent the tip of a California coastal community sliding into the ocean. MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave What Happens When Americans Tweet What They EatWhy Small US Towns Embrace Their Weirdness Most of the homes in […]

Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave

Posted August 7th, 2015 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)

MORE ABOUT AMERICA Is America Really 11 Different Countries? What Happens When Americans Tweet What They Eat Why Small US Towns Embrace Their Weirdness Drought conditions in the Western part of the United States have allowed an old Nevada town once submerged deep beneath Lake Mead to emerge from its watery grave. Founded in 1865, […]

America’s Amazing Weather Photography

Posted July 15th, 2015 at 8:07 am (UTC-4)

From tornadoes to hurricanes, the government agency known as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NOAA recently held a “Weather in Focus” photography contest recognizing photographers who captured compelling images of weather or the science used to […]

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