Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065

Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%. For the past half-century, these modern-era immigrants and their descendants have accounted for just over half the […] Read more »

Many Republican Polls Are Measuring a Unicorn Electorate

… The first problem with trying to measure the attitudes of a target population of the national Republican primary electorate is that such an electorate does not actually exist in the quite the same way that other electorates do. The presidential nominating process is a dynamic one, with primaries and […] Read more »

‘Brown and Gray’ Dynamics

The demographic revolution transforming the U.S. belongs to the young. That’s the unmistakable message from the latest population estimates that the Census Bureau released late last month. The Census found that along every rung of the generational ladder, the younger the age group, the larger the share of the population […] Read more »

Where We Came From, State by State

Foreign immigration is a hot topic these days, but the movement of people from one state to another can have an even bigger influence on the United States’ economy, politics and culture. … The following charts document domestic migration since the turn of the last century, based on census data. […] Read more »