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U.S. Census and Demographic Information

General guide to understanding and finding demographic data produced by the U.S. Census Bureau

Household Pulse Survey Data Tables

The Household Pulse Survey began in 2020 to measure how the coronavirus pandemic and other emergent issues are impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. 

The HPS also asks about core demographic household characteristics (including sexual orientation and gender identity), as well as the following topics:

  • Access to infant formula
  • Children’s mental health treatment
  • COVID-19 vaccinations and long COVID symptoms and impact
  • Use of antivirals to treat COVID-19
  • Education, specifically K-12 enrollment
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Employment
  • Food sufficiency
  • Housing security
  • Household spending, including energy expenditures and consumption
  • Inflation concerns and changes in behavior due to increasing prices 
  • Physical and mental health
  • Feelings of pressure to move from rental home
  • Transportation, including behavioral changes related to the cost of gas
  • Health insurance coverage (including Medicaid)
  • Shortage of critical products
  • Impact of living through natural disasters