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Economic Recovery Proceeds Unevenly, As Poverty Rates Climb Among Most Cities

Even as overall poverty in the U.S. has fallen during the last decade, more than two-thirds of its cities have registered increases in the number of poor Americans, ac... more

FRIDAY, DEC 06, 2019
Housing Collapse Led to Ownership Decline in 85 Percent of U.S. Places

The percentage of Americans living in their own homes declined in more than 85 percent of U.S. cities between 2009 and 2017, according to a Social Explorer analysis. T... more

FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2019
As Nation’s Economy Recovers, Many Marriages Don’t

The economy has continued to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, but an increasing number of marriages haven’t, according to a Social Explorer analysis. The ... more

FRIDAY, NOV 15, 2019
Once a Nation on the Move, Relocating Americans Now Barely Cross State Borders

Americans are moving less than ever, with fewer than 7.6 million people changing states last year, about 2.3 percent of the population. And when they do move these day... more

FRIDAY, NOV 08, 2019
As Capital’s Baseball Futility Remained Constant, Demographics Changed Over the Decades

The 1930s was the last decade when the Washington, D.C., area had fewer than 500,000 residents – and until last month, the last time its baseball team had a shot... more

TUESDAY, OCT 29, 2019
Largest Ancestral Group in U.S. Beginning to See Numbers Wane

A 200-year-old immigration wave in the U.S. is finally ebbing. The number of Americans who claim to be German-Americans – the nation’s largest ancestral gr... more

TUESDAY, OCT 22, 2019
Social Explorer Analysis: Fossil Fuel Heating Use Dropped Slightly Over Last Decade

The percentage of U.S. households relying upon fossil fuels to heat their homes has fallen during the last decade – but only slightly, indicating a major challen... more

MONDAY, OCT 21, 2019
As Recession Pain Fades, Number of Working-Age Men Begins Catching Up With Women in Labor Force

The ratio of working-age women to men in the labor force fell for the eighth straight year in 2017, falling to its lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession... more

FRIDAY, OCT 18, 2019
As Economy Continues to Heat Up, Fewer Mobile Homes Are Moving

Mobile homes, once viewed as a primary source of housing for poor people in the Deep South and Appalachia, have expanded their range to shelter poor people in the Amer... more

Despite Instagram Fame, Van Life Remained Static Over Last Decade

Millions of Americans have been tempted by the romance of alternative housing arrangements such as a van, boat or recreational vehicle. The New York Post touts living ... more

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