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America’s Fastest-Shrinking Cities Have This in Common

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 1:05 pm (UTC-4)

America’s population is growing, no more so than in the big metropolitan regions, which added 2.5 million people in 2015 alone, according to the US Census Bureau. Some cities are shrinking at a fast rate, however, with more residents moving away than are arriving. Most of these affected areas have low incomes, high crime, and […]

Why Asian Americans Are the Most Educated Group in America

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-4)

Asian-Americans are the highest-earning and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They’re also the best educated, as new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate. More than half of Asians in the United States, 54 percent, have at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s up from 38 percent in 1995. It’s an impressive number, […]

More People Moving to This US City and State Than Anywhere Else

Posted March 28th, 2016 at 9:25 am (UTC-4)
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More people moved to Houston,Texas, between July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015, than any other metropolitan area in the nation. In addition, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows five Texas metro areas — Midland, Odessa, Austin, College Station-Bryan and Houston — are among the 20 fastest-growing areas in the country. In all, the Lone […]

Mixed Marriages Causing US Hispanics, Asians to Integrate Faster

Posted March 7th, 2016 at 10:03 am (UTC-4)

U.S. immigrants appear to be integrating faster than expected, according to a new report, which finds that the grandchildren of Hispanics and Asians are less likely to identify themselves by these ethnicities on government surveys than their parents and grandparents are. This is especially true of children of mixed marriages. “Most of this ethnic attrition, […]

How Diversity Has Changed America

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 9:52 am (UTC-4)

Over the past four decades, the level of diversity in the United States has increased most in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. In 1970, California — currently the most diverse state in the nation — had a population of about 20 million and the overwhelming majority of its residents — 17.8 million — identified […]

These Are the 10 Smartest US States

Posted February 8th, 2016 at 11:56 am (UTC-4)
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The brightest Americans live in Massachusetts while people in Mississippi are at the bottom of the ‘smart’ list, according to Zippia, a career resource site, which ranked all 50 states. It appears America’s brightest can be found in the Northeast or in sunny California. Forty percent of adults in top-ranked Massachusetts have at least a bachelor’s […]

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 […]

This Southern State Just Hit 10-Million-People Mark

Posted December 28th, 2015 at 10:39 am (UTC-4)
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Every day last year, an average of 281 people moved to North Carolina, a positive migration pattern that helped the Tar Heel state’s population cross the 10-million mark. The U.S. Census Bureau reports North Carolina is only the ninth state in the nation to have more than 10 million people living in it. The other […]

Are Arab Americans White? Maybe Not, according to US Census

Posted November 18th, 2015 at 9:56 am (UTC-4)

For 71 years, the United States has classified Americans of Middle Eastern and North African ancestry as “white”, but the federal government is now considering a plan to give this group of Americans its own classification on the next U.S. census. It’s a move Arab American civil rights groups have spent decades advocating for because, […]

What Americans Fear More Than Terrorists

Posted October 21st, 2015 at 5:04 am (UTC-4)

Americans are more afraid of U.S. government corruption than they are of potential terrorist attacks. According to a Chapman University survey, 58 percent of people say they were either afraid or very afraid of corruption on the part of government officials, while 44.4 percent report fearing man-made disasters such as a terrorist attack. Government corruption […]

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