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U.S. Census: Where Have All the Children Gone?

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Census figures tell us there are fewer children in the United States -- percentage-wise -- than ever before.
Whew, what a relief. Remember growing up with all those dire warnings of overpopulation? Well, this...
Census figures tell us there are fewer children in the United States -- percentage-wise -- than ever before.

Census: More Kids Living With Grandparents

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Apparently, because of the sour economy, more kids are living with at least one of their grandparents.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report June 28 that reveals the number of children living with one or more...
Sour economy leads to more multigenerational households.

Whites Lose US Majority Among Babies

Credit: Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority...For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S.

One-Quarter of Gay Couples Raising Children, Census Reveals

Just as New York legislators are voting on a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state, the U.S. Census has released data that could have a huge impact on the vote. The census counted same-sex couples and their children for the first...The new data could play into the same-sex marriage debate.

San Francisco: A Town Without Kiddies?

San Francisco, home to the Golden Gate Bridge, is the second priciest city in the country. Credit: Getty Images
San Francisco is practically becoming a city without children.
Census figures show the city has 5,278 fewer children...
Middle-class families getting priced out of San Francisco lifestyle.

Census: College-Educated Women Waiting Longer to Have Babies

College degree, then career, then babies. Credit: Getty Images
College-educated women are waiting until they get established in their careers -- and maybe build up a little money -- before having children.
After all, have you gone...
Numbers show a shift in childbearing trends.

Census: White Children a Minority in U.S. by 2023

White children are going to be a minority in the United States by 2023. Credit: Getty Images
Aw, geez, if Archie Bunker was alive, he'd be spinning in his grave.
That's just the sort of metaphor TV's famous bigot would mix if he...
Traditional minorities have long outnumbered white kids in major cities.

More Minority Babies May Be Born in 2010 Than White Babies, Study Says

A new trend for 2010? Minority births may be changing the U.S. majority population. Credit: Corbis
Nope, it's not the new must-have booties or the latest rad stroller. The latest baby trend could actually alter the makeup of the U.S....

About 25% of Married Moms Become Stay-At-Homes

One in four married moms stay home to raise their kids, according to new U.S. Census data. Credit: jupiterimages
New census figures are calling into question the notion that professional women are opting out of the work force to raise their...

Median age for marriage hits peak

Men and women are waiting longer than ever before to tie the knot, according to new data from the U.S. Census, which indicates that the median age for marrying is 26 for women and 28 for men. That's the highest median age since the the Census started...

Women having fewer kids, if any

A new Census Bureau report confirms something most of us already suspected: women are waiting longer to have children than they did 30 years ago. What might be a little surprising is the fact that more women than ever are choosing not to have...

Living in sin becoming the norm

According to the US Census Bureau, more than half of households are headed by unmarried people and nearly a third of all children are growing up in unmarried homes. "These numbers suggest that couples living together can't be scandalous," says Nicky...

More parents restricting kids' TV time

While I've been known to park and veg in front of the TV from time to time, I'm much more restrictive when it comes to my 2 1/2 year-old. For starters, we don't have cable, so there's rarely anything appropriate to watch -- but even when there is, I...

6 out of 10 U.S. babies born in wedlock

A U.S. government report that analyzed 99 percent of births in 2005 has pointed out some interesting trends in regards to birth. Four out of ten babies in the United States are born out of wedlock, with the highest age group contributing to the fact...

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