Mar 19, 2013 — The housing sector, which saw its bubble burst in 2007 and 2008, is now one of the economy's bright spots.
Feb 25, 2013 — Many African-Americans complained about the bureau's use of the word during the 2010 Census, calling it offensive and outdated. On Monday, officials said they would stop using it.
Dec 12, 2012 — The nation's population is now projected to become "majority-minority" in 2043, the Census Bureau says. Meanwhile, the average age will continue to rise as Americans live longer, birth rates continue to decline and immigration slows.
Sep 20, 2012 — The Census also reports that because of the Affordable Care Act more young Americans were insured.
Jun 4, 2012 — Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
May 17, 2012 — Last year, for the first time in U.S. history, slightly more than half of the babies born were Hispanic, black, Asian or from another minority.
Apr 3, 2012 — After being paralyzed on Monday by overwhelming demand, the new online archives from the last census before World War II are now searchable. This blogger found his parents' records.
Nov 17, 2011 — From 720,000 in the year 1980 to more than 1.9 million in 2010, the number of Americans who are 90 years of age or older has nearly tripled, the Census Bureau reports today in its first comprehensive look at the over-90 population.
Nov 7, 2011 — In the U.S., the older population's net worth has gone up sharply in the past quarter century, while younger adults' wealth has declined. That news will add to the sense among many that times are tough for the nation's younger adults.
Sep 13, 2011 — "There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009," the Census Bureau says. It's the "largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published."