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Throughout U.S. history, there have been several close presidential races. This top ten closest U.S. presidential elections list is based on the combination of popular vote, electoral vote, and states carried by each candidate. Note about 2016: ironically, despite the mismatched results, neither the Popular Vote nor the Electoral Vote were… Read more
Immigration Statistics from the most recent data available from the Department of Homeland Security   Related Links Notable U.S. Immigrants Immigration Facts The Green Card Immigration Milestones Immigration Legislation Timeline   How Many Refugees 69,975 Number of refugees to arrive in the U.S. in 2014. 46,… Read more
Your ticket to becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States The new Permanent Resident Card, or "Green Card" Related Links Immigrants by Country of Origin Immigration Facts Immigration Milestones Immigration Legislation More About Immigration In order to work and live in the United States on a permanent… Read more
The following table shows the number of families there are in the U.S. and families by type: married couple families, households headed by a female, and households headed by a male. Data is the most recent available. */     Race of Family Reference Person           Total White alone White alone, non-Hispanic… Read more
Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Census 2000 and 2010 Here is a look at the U.S. population, based on the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census. Figures are broken down by Hispanic country of origin. Find more population statistics classified by general demographic characteristics by clicking the links below. Population by Gender and Age |… Read more
Compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Fitness Index (AFI) is a composite reflection of personal health measures, preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, as well as environmental and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) were chosen as the… Read more
Minneapolis library Source: AP Photo/Craig Lassig This study from Central Connecticut State University  is conducted to try and assess the literacy of its major cities (population of 250,000 and above). The study ranks cities based on: booksellers, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, newspaper circulation, and… Read more
Investing in schools Different states have different methods and standards for schooling. It should come as no surprise that the amount they spend on schools can vary quite a lot. These are the states with the highest per-student expenditure. The figures given are from 2015, the last year for which we have comprehensive figures. Rank State… Read more
The table below shows the ascending ranking of states compiled by WalletHub.com based on 25 key safety metrics including number of assaults per capita, unemployment rate, and estimated losses from climate disasters. In an era where violent shootings make the news on a frequent basis, the workforce is highly mobile and people are looking for new… Read more
Food service workers rank as the lowest earners in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rank Occupation 1. Combined food preparation and serving workers 2. Shampooers 3. Cooks, fast food 4. Dishwashers 5. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 6. Waiters and… Read more
Anesthesiologists and surgeons rank as the highest earners in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rank Occupation 1. Psychiatrists 2. Anesthesiologists 3. Obstetricians and gynecologists 4. Surgeons 5. Orthodontists 6. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 7. Family and general… Read more
The United States is 50.8% female. There are only ten states in which men outnumber women. Find the rankings below for 2014, the last year for which we have comprehensive statistics. 2014 rank State Male percentage of total population 1. Alaska 52.56% 2. North Dakota 51.25% 3. Wyoming 51.02% 4. Hawaii 50… Read more
The United States is 50.8% female. Women outnumber men in 40 states. Find the top ten female states below as of 2014, the last year for which we have comprehensive numbers. 2014 rank State Female percentage of total population 1. District of Columbia 52.55% 2. Delaware 51.61% 3. Alabama 51.54% 4. Rhode… Read more
Nationally, the median age is 38.2 years. Utah is the youngest state in the union, with a median age of 30.5 years. Here are the top ten youngest states in 2018, the last year for which we have comprehensive numbers. 2018 rank State Median age 1. Utah 31.0 2. District of Columbia 34.0 3. Alaska 34.6 4. Texas… Read more
The following table lists the top ten most livable states in the U.S. in 2018 based on social and economic metrics. Thanks in part to high levels of wealth and education, Massachusetts ranks first; Mississippi comes in at number 50. 2018 Rank State 1. Massachusetts 2. Minnesota 3. New Hampshire 4. New Jersey 5.… Read more
Nationally, the median age is 38.2 years. Maine is the oldest state in the union, with a median age of 44.9 years. Here are the top ten oldest states in 2018, the last year for which we have comprehensive statistics.  2018 rank State Median age 1. Maine 44.9 2. New Hampshire 43.0 3. Vermont 42.8 4. West… Read more
Here are the most challenging U.S. cities to live in during spring allergies. Several factors are involved in ranking these cities, including pollen scores, number of allergists per patient, and number of allergy medicines prescribed. The list is released annually by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 2020 Rank City 1.… Read more
See your state's policy on fireworks by Mark Hughes Related Links Fireworks Facts Pyrotechnics John Smith     Each state has its own policies and laws concerning consumer fireworks (formerly class C fireworks). Some states have a total ban on all consumer fireworks, while others allow the sale of some or all.… Read more
      Grab your sparklers and look skyward—the Fourth of July is almost upon us. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Begun during the American Revolution, it has been America's most important patriotic holiday ever since. July 4th Fun Stuff Quizzes… Read more
Here are the 50 states in descending order of total population. The U.S. States are all quite different from each other. So, it should be no surprise that they have very different population estimates. And, as the resident population of the United States has continued to grow, the state populations are changing all the time.  It's not a state,… Read more