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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016

Census Bureau Announces Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Results

Release Number CB16-101 UPDATED
Component ID: #ti847726120

MEDIA ADVISORY

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 The U.S. Census Bureau announces the schedule for the release of the 2015 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and the 2015 American Community Survey is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 (No embargo)

  • National 2015 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics: Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement Annual release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics. The reports will include statistics for calendar year 2015 and compare trends with previous years. The Public Use Microdata Sample files will be posted on the day of release, Tuesday, Sept. 13.
  • State-level 2015 health insurance coverage statistics: American Community Survey The health insurance report will include tables showing state-level coverage and trends between 2008 and 2015.
  • National 2015 Supplemental Poverty Measure: Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement Annual release of supplemental poverty measures for the nation and states.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 (embargo begins noon Sept. 13)

  • 2015 American Community Survey — Statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics, including language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. Statistics will be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Embargo subscribers can access to these statistics beginning at noon EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 13, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 (embargo begins Dec. 6)

  • 2011-2015 American Community Survey — The statistics derived from five years of data collection cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. Users will be able to compare two nonoverlapping five-year periods (2006-2010 and 2011-2015). Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • 2015 ACS Public Use Microdata Sample The Public Use Microdata Sample files provide a 1 percent sample of the U.S. population for users to create their own tabulations.
  • 2015 Supplemental Estimates This product consists of 58 detailed tables tabulated on the 2015 one-year microdata for geographies with populations of 20,000 or more.

Thursday, January 19, 2017:

  • 2011-2015 ACS Public Use Files — The Public Use Microdata Sample files provide a 5 percent sample of the U.S. population for users to create their own tabulations.
  • 2011-2015 replicate tables — This product provides expanded versions of 107 detailed tables that are published in American FactFinder. In addition to the published estimates and margins of error, 80 replicates for variance calculations are also provided. This product is intended for advanced users and will allow them to calculate the margins of error when aggregating across geographies or collapsing categories within tables without using approximation formulas. The replicate tables will be released on the FTP site with links available on American FactFinder.
  • Puerto Rico Community Survey — The Spanish language 2015 and 2011-2015 Puerto Rico Community Survey will be available in American FactFinder.

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Recently Released New Products From the American Community Survey

Thursday, July 21, 2016

  • 2014 supplemental estimates This new product will consists  of 58 detailed tables tabulated on the 2014 one-year microdata for geographies with populations of 20,000 or more. These supplemental estimates are available will be released on American FactFinder and the Census Bureau’s application programming interface at the same geographic summary levels as those in the American Community Survey 1-year dataset.
  • Statistical testing spreadsheet — This new American Community Survey statistical comparison tool helps ensure that statistically sound practices are usersd when comparing estimates to each other. The tool allows users to carry out statistical testing for two or more American Community Survey estimates. The spreadsheet factors in the margin of error to determine whether the estimates are significantly different (higher or lower) from each other or are not significantly different (statistically tied) from each other.
  • 2010-2014 replicate tables — This new product provides expanded versions of 107 detailed tables that are published in American FactFinder. In addition to the published estimates and margins of error, 80 replicates for variance calculations are also provided. This product is intended for advanced users and will allow them to calculate the margins of error when aggregating across geographies or collapsing categories within tables without using approximation formulas. The replicate tables are available will be released on the FTP site with links available on American FactFinder.

Component ID: #ti847726121

ABOUT THE ANNUAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUPPLEMENT TO THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY

The Current Population Survey serves as the nation’s primary source of statistics on labor force characteristics. The Annual Social and Economic Supplement provides the official annual statistics on the nation’s poverty levels as well as statistics on income, health insurance coverage, marital status, educational attainment, employee benefits, work schedules, school enrollment,  noncash benefits and migration. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have conducted the Current Population Survey for more than 50 years. The statistics are used by government policymakers as important indicators of our nation’s economy and for planning and evaluating many government programs.

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as income, poverty, health insurance coverage, education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs.

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