New America
  • The Start of Majority-Minority

    The forecast about the U.S. becoming a “majority-minority”—where minority groups account for more than half of the population—is becoming a reality. For the first time ever, the number of minority births outnumbered ……

  • The Best Places for College Grads

    College graduation season is upon us. When the commencement speeches end and the mortarboards fly into the air, it’s time for college graduates to make some life decisions—like where to live. Writing on Atlantic Cities, Richard ……

  • China 2020: More Men, More Ambitious Women

      This is the first of a multi-part series on changes in China.   It is hard to imagine that a U.S.-style Census could be routinely conducted in a nation as vast as China, with its rapid social changes and massive ……

  • Same-Sex Couples in America

    President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage has brought the debate about gay marriage front and center. How many married same-sex couples are there in the U.S. today? The Census Bureau has some figures. Based on the latest household ……

Recognizing the New Facets of Fatherhood

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s a good time to look at how the role of fatherhood is changing, and how dads are becoming more active in maintaining the home and…

The Start of Majority-Minority

The forecast about the U.S. becoming a “majority-minority”—where minority groups account for more than half of the population—is becoming a reality. For the first time ever, the number of minority births…

The Just in Time Generation

Young adults are no longer simply digital natives, but mobile natives as well. Their rapid adoption of smartphones is changing both how they access data and how they manage their…

The Power of a Plethora of People

Last month, while on a business trip in Mumbai, India, I found a few spare hours between meetings to explore the city. I do this as often as I can…

Retail in China 2020

  This is the second of a multi-part series on changes in China. Read part one here.   In most countries, there is increasing speculation about the extent that e-commerce and e-shopping will…

The Best Places for College Grads

College graduation season is upon us. When the commencement speeches end and the mortarboards fly into the air, it’s time for college graduates to make some life decisions—like where to…

Hispanic Sustainability

By now, most marketers know the numbers when it comes to Hispanic growth in America. The segment is 52 million strong and will likely represent the majority of population growth…

America’s Foreign Born

The massive wave of Latin American immigration in the 1990s and 2000s has forever changed the tapestry of America. But the foreign born population represents a wider swath than just…

Same-Sex Couples in America

President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage has brought the debate about gay marriage front and center. How many married same-sex couples are there in the U.S. today? The Census Bureau…

China 2020: More Men, More Ambitious Women

  This is the first of a multi-part series on changes in China.   It is hard to imagine that a U.S.-style Census could be routinely conducted in a nation as vast as…

About "The New America"

As results from the 2010 U.S. Census reveal, the American landscape has changed significantly. The shifts related to race, age, gender, ethnicity, geography, income and other key demographics are profoundly…

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