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This is Who We Were: In the 2010s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 2010s

Publisher’s Note

Section One: Profiles

2011: Day Care Owner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2011: Emergency Room Nurse in Tuscon, Arizona

2011: Iraq War Soldier in Rural Kentucky

2012: Hatian Immigrant & Hair Stylist in LaGrange, New York

2013: Political Lobbyist in Washington D.C.

2013: Truck Driver in West, Texas

2014: Farmer & Home Schooler in West Liberty, Pennsylvania

2014: Technician at VA Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska

2015: Black Lives Matter Activist in Baltimore, Maryland

2015: Teach for America Teacher in Los Angeles, California

2015: Couple Who Marries After Same-Sex Landmark Decision in New Orleans, Louisiana

2016: Bernie Sanders Campaigner in Alliance, Ohio

2016: Community Activist for Social Change in Cincinnati, Ohio

2016: Family Therapist in Worchester, Massachusetts

2016: Pakistani Immigrant & Retail Worker in Hopewell Junction, New York

2017: Mother of Transgender Rights Activist in Blacksburg, North Carolina

2017: Irish Bar Manager in Santa Clara, California

2017: Circus Worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017: Manufacturing Plant Worker in Gary, Indiana

2018: Self-Made Working Artist in Boston, Massachusetts

2018: Furniture Maker in Cincinnati, Ohio

2018: First Women Mayor of Small Town in Harlow, Tennessee

2018: Political Cartoonist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2019: From Prisoner to Bakery Worker in Yonkers, New York

2019: Project Engineer in Providence, Rhode Island

Section Two: Historical Snapshots

Early 2010s

Mid 2010s

Late 2010s

Section Three: Economy of the Times

Consumer Expeditures

Annual Income of Standard Jobs

Selected Prices

Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2019

Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To

All Around Us—2010s

Section Five: Census Data

State-by-State Comparative Tables: 2000, 2010 and 2018

American Community Survey Reports

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2016

Health Insurance Coverage by Type of Coverage and State: 2018

Household Income: 2018

Population 65 Years and Older in the United States: 2016

Poverty: 2017 and 2018

Retail Workers: 2018

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt for Households: 2018

Those Who Served: America’s Veterans From World War II to the War on Terror

Current Population Reports

A Changing Nation: Population Projections Under Alternative Immigration Scenarios

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2017

Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018

Living Longer: Historical and Projected Life Expectancy in the United States, 1960 to 2060

Old Housing, New Needs: Are U.S. Homes Ready for an Aging Population?

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2018

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2018

Economy-Wide Statistics Briefs

E-Stats 2018: Measuring the Electronic Economy

State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2019

Further Reading