PRB Topic Feed: Race/ Ethnicity/Topics/RaceEthnicity.aspxAfrican Americans Return to the SouthIn the first half of the 20th century, declining job prospects and a hostile racial climate compelled African Americans to exit the South. During the last decades of the century, the flow of African Americans reversed. 10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/AfricanAmericansReturntotheSouth.aspx18b64b39-418e-4bdf-bca4-583b33f80975As Life Expectancy Rises in the United States, Gaps Between Whites and Blacks are DecreasingThe remaining gaps between whites and blacks are one factor contributing to lower life expectancy at birth in the United States compared with other developed countries.10/15/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/wpds-2014-us-life-expectancy.aspx11c88645-03a9-4629-b890-41899d8c734aRacial and Ethnic Differences in U.S. MortalityExcept at the very oldest ages, black Americans have the highest death rates of any of America's racial and ethnic groups.12/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/RacialandEthnicDifferencesinUSMortality.aspx08d8e81a-5bb0-4282-b571-ec18a90e95dcWho Chooses to Choose Two?This report describes the diverse demographic, geographic, social, and economic profiles of multiracial Americans. For the first time in a U.S. census, Census 2000 allowed respondents to choose more than one race.06/22/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/WhoChoosestoChooseTwo.aspxfcf85db5-87af-4def-98ab-5a8615fb8231U.S. Population Could Reach 438 Million by 2050, and Immigration Is KeyA new report from the Pew Research Center projects that immigration will propel the U.S. population total to 438 million by 2050, from 303 million today. Along with this growth, the racial and ethnic profile of Americans will continue to shift—with non-Hispanic whites losing their majority status. 02/15/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/pewprojections.aspxf95d1a62-6a97-4943-a7a8-cc156972a377America's Military PopulationSince 1973, when the draft ended and the U.S. military became an all-volunteer force, the military has increasingly reflected the country's diversity. But it still struggles with aspects of that diversity as well as the needs of military families, according to a PRB Population Bulletin.02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/AmericasMilitaryPopulation.aspxf82ea423-6b50-4c94-98c3-4990bf9f0166Race/Ethnic Income Gap Growing Among U.S. Working Poor Families03/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/working-poor-families.aspxe6905071-f522-47a9-ba1e-d009e6729be3Changing the Way U.S. Hispanics Are CountedThe U.S. Census Bureau has been studying a very different method for collecting data on race and ethnicity, a method that may provide a more accurate picture of the nation's ethnic makeup, particularly improving the classification of Hispanics.11/07/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/us-census-and-hispanics.aspxe51517b2-26d8-4f92-b1d3-f7cd0b0ae001Recession Pounds U.S. HispanicsBoth the boom and the recent bust have demonstrated the special vulnerability of Hispanics to economic ups and downs in the U.S. economy.04/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/RecessionPoundsUSHispanics.aspxd96ec360-238f-4019-bf75-2427060ff941Large Wealth Gap Among U.S. Racial and Ethnic GroupsRecent data show a large and growing racial gap in the financial net worth of families and households in the United States, even though the racial disparities in income have not increased since the 1980s.09/02/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usnetworth.aspxd84f9322-2400-4042-825f-a1955c9ab240