Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson covers demographics for Stateline, which like the Alaska Beacon is part of States Newsroom. He has been a reporter at the Miami Herald, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Journal News.

An immigration activist participates in a rally near the U.S. Supreme Court as they demonstrate to highlight immigrant essential worker rights, on May 12, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

States see influx of migrants from India, Venezuela and China

By: - September 15, 2023

NEW YORK — A late-pandemic surge of new arrivals from India, Venezuela and China, reflecting people with legal visas and those fleeing across the United States’ southern border seeking asylum, helped bring more than 900,000 new immigrants to the U.S. between 2021 and 2022, according to a Stateline analysis of new census data released Thursday. Florida received the […]

Photos of young overdose victims are displayed at an overdose awareness event in Rockville, Md., in August. Accidental overdose has become a primary cause of deaths for people under 40. (Photo by Tim Henderson/Stateline)

Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.

By: - September 5, 2023

A new Stateline analysis shows that U.S. residents under 40 were relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in the pandemic but fell victim to another killer: accidental drug overdose deaths. Death rates in the age group were up by nearly a third in 2021 over 2018, and last year were still 21% higher. COVID-19 was a small […]

Naomi Knowles participates in a training program for construction workers in Deerfield, Wis. Women’s employment is at an all-time high, but fields such as construction and tech management remain male dominated. (Photo courtesy of Mustang Christie/Operation Fresh Start)

A ‘she-cession’ no more: After COVID dip, women’s employment hits all-time high

By: - July 24, 2023

After fears of a “she-cession” during the pandemic, women have returned to the workforce at unprecedented rates. Much of the gain reflects a boom in jobs traditionally held by women, including nursing and teaching.  Many good-paying jobs in fields such as construction and tech management are still dominated by men, a continuing challenge for states […]

Nationwide, the median age was below 30 until 1980, but it rose to 38.9 as of 2022, according to census estimates. (U.S. Census Bureau photo)

We’re older than we used to be, especially in these states

By: - June 28, 2023

The median age rose in almost every state last year, census estimates show, continuing a long-term trend that is pushing states to prepare for aging populations. Seventeen states had median ages over 40 in 2022, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the age at which half of residents are older and half are […]

An abandoned farm house is seen in June 2022 in rural Clackamas County, Oregon. (Photo by John C Magee/Getty Images)

The nation’s vacant homes present an opportunity — and a problem

By: - November 22, 2022

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. With construction costs for new homes and interest rates soaring, vacant housing is drawing more attention as a shortcut to quickly getting more units on the market. But whether vacant homes are a curse or an opportunity depends on where you […]