In 2012, the 39 most populous U.S. metro areas accounted for approximately half of the country's total population.
These metro areas are shaded below. Click an area to display its 2012 population, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Numbers of construction permits by city, jurisdictions permitting the most new units.
Census statistics for Hispanics, whites, blacks and Asians for each state.
Why do some counties have vastly more native-born residents than others?
Ratios of black men to black women serve as proxy for mass incarceration and other socioeconomic issues.
Measures of segregation for different demographic groups, including whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians.