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Census Reporter: Marital Status
Various statistical tables reveal much about families in the United States. The information comes from the American Community Survey.
Series 21. Data on Natality, Marriage, and Divorce
"Reports of special indepth analysis of birth, marriage, and divorce data by numerous variables."
National Vital Statistics System: Marriages and Divorces
Find reports from National Vital Statistics System related to marriage, divorce, birth rates, etc. Sift through the reports for those using recent data and those populations that are relevant.
Census Reporter: Families
Find statistics from The American community Survey [ACS] about families: types of families, size of families, poverty levels, and more.
Families & Living Arrangements
Using data collected by the Census Bureau, find publications, reports, and visualizations that identify and explore "trends in household and family composition, and show the number of children, young adults and couples living in the United States."
Mothers and Families
"...presents [charts, graphs, links to data] on selected characteristics for mothers and families. Information includes data on labor force participation, unemployment, occupations, family type and earnings."
Family & Relationships
Find articles related to the broad topic of Families. Scroll down for the list of articles. This includes Household Structure & Family Roles, Family Caregiving, Marriage & Divorce, Parenthood, Romance & Dating, and Friendships. Note the descriptor: "short read," "report, etc." The site offers a search bar (top right) and links to related articles.
Employment Characteristics of Families
Viewed through the lens of employment and labor, these tables provide data on families.
National Survey of Family Growth: Key Statistics
Use this searchable index to view statistical "findings from the National Survey of Family Growth."
National Vital Statistics System: Birth Data
Data comes from birth certificates. Note the reports that cross reference birth data with age, gender, and race or ethnicity.
Census Reporter: Children
The American Community Survey [ACS] is a great place to find statistics about children: birth, households and housing, families and family types, education, poverty, etc.
National Center for Children in Poverty: Data & Policy Tools
Several tools give statistical snapshots of child poverty . Explore the 50-State Demographics Data Generator, Demographic Profiles, and Immigration Profiles.
Census Reporter: Seniors
Statistics related to older adults and grandparents including grandparents as caregivers and households including grandparents.
Same-Sex Couple Households: 2019
"This brief highlights the geographic distribution of same-sex couple households, and explores selected characteristics of opposite sex and same-sex couples using data from the 2019 American Community Survey. In addition, the brief examines the presence of children based on couple type."
Data and Statistics - Women's Bureau - U.S. Dept. of Labor
Find information about women in the work force that intersects with race, Hispanic ethnicity, age, and gender.
Census Reporter: Age and Sex
From a starting point of the census data on age and sex, find information that intersects with housing, employment, education, immigration status, etc.
Filtered through the lens of gender, find information about attitudes and experiences particularly in the area of parenting.
Census Reporter: Citizenship
"The American Community Survey [ACS] asks questions about citizenship, place of birth, and year of entry into the U.S. Access statistics related to these topics for native and foreign born citizens.
Immigration & Migration
Find information about specific aspects of the immigrant experience in various formats: "short reads," reports, transcripts, presentations, features.
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
Find lots of data on immigrants and their families. Read the directions on the landing page and review the sample before experimenting with generating tables.
Immigration Data and Statistics
"...the Office of Immigration Statistics ... collect[s] and disseminate[s] [data] to Congress and the public [that examines] the social, economic, environmental, and demographic impact of immigration laws..." The various documents may report stats on gender, age, marital status, geography [origin, residence], and ethnicity.
Use the interactive map to view "... information about children of immigrants in each state and state safety net and enforcement policies..."
Association of Religion Data Archives
Statistics on religious congregations and membership, beliefs and attitudes regarding religion, politics and social issues for both the US and global nations.
Reports that interpret data gleaned from Pew Research Center's polls and surveys on religion in society. Filter results for the United States. Filter for specific faiths and/or issues.
CountryWatch This link opens in a new window
Click on INTELLEGENCE ZONE at top > COUNTRY REVIEWS to select country. This is a library database that requires MyWCC login for off-campus access. Check under INFORMATION for citation tips.
Slideshow visuals should be informative:
Total Number of Same-sex Households: 2008 to Present (U.S)
Total Number of Same-sex Households: 2008 to Present [Table]. (n.d.). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/visualizations/time-series/demo/ssc-house-characteristics/Fig-3a-2008-2019.pdf.
This is NOT an informative visual. This is a decorative visual.