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Tip Sheet Number 17 — August 22, 2014

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Upcoming

2014 Product Calendar

The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2014. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

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American Community Survey

Public Assistance Receipt: 2000 to 2012

This 2012 American Community Survey brief on the number and percentages of households receiving public assistance provides statistics for the nation, states and the 25 metro areas with the largest populations. Public assistance includes Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and General Assistance. Although similar briefs have been published each of the last several years, this is the first that provides comparisons back to 2000 and for metro areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 2.)

American Community Survey: 2013

Data collected in 2013 from the nation's most comprehensive survey provide statistics on more than 40 demographic, social, economic and housing topics. Some of the topics covered include income, poverty, health insurance, educational attainment, the commute to work, the foreign-born population, language spoken at home, ancestry, occupation, number of vehicles available and housing costs. These statistics will be available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district and all counties, places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. In addition to the statistics available from the American FactFinder data tool, a set of analytical briefs with American Community Survey statistics will be available on income and poverty. The annual American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. The news release will be embargoed for subscribers on Sept. 16 for public release on Sept. 18.

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Demographic

School Enrollment in the United States: 2013

The Census Bureau's annual, national-level statistics on the characteristics of students, from nursery school to graduate school. The data were collected by the October School Enrollment Supplement to the 2013 Current Population Survey. The tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), control of school (public or private) and vocational course enrollment. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 9.)

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013

On Sept. 16, the Census Bureau will announce findings from its annual official report on income and poverty for the nation based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the 2014 Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2013 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. Additional information regarding the time and format of the release will be included in a separate announcement closer to the release date.

Health Insurance in the United States: 2013

On Sept. 16, the Census Bureau will announce its annual findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey for calendar year 2013 and a few tables showing trends and state-level coverage between 2008 and 2013 from the American Community Survey. Additional information regarding the time and format of the release will be included in a separate announcement closer to the release date.

2008-2012 American Community Survey County-to-County Migration Flow Products

New tables and updates to the Census Flows Mapper show how many U.S. residents during the course of a year moved from one county to another. They will include data tables that present such information by work status, employment status and occupation. Also included is a working paper analyzing findings. (Scheduled for release September.)

The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012

This American Community Survey brief — the Census Bureau's first focusing on the African foreign-born — highlights the size, growth, geographic distribution and educational attainment of the African foreign-born population in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

This report uses data from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The report, for the first time, compares coresident grandparents to grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In addition, the report examines the historical changes in coresidence of grandparents and characteristics of grandparents who live with their grandchildren. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010

This report examines demographic trends for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report will provide information for each area on history, government and census geography. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional data on the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Manufacturing; Retail Trade; Transportation and Warehousing; and Wholesale Trade sectors

Included in a series of national-level data files on these sectors of the U.S. economy, which will include new statistics on a variety of industries including software publishers and motor vehicle and parts dealers. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 30.)

2013 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data

Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation's state-administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are shown at the national level and for individual states. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series

Continuing on a flow basis through February 2015, this series contains national-level statistics from the twice-a-decade economic census for specific industries on the number of employees and establishments, payroll and total revenues. It also includes detailed statistics on the product lines sold or services provided by businesses. For a listing of industries for which statistics have been released over the last two weeks, see <www.business.census.gov>.

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered in the next weeks:

  • The Basics of Export Compliance: Utilizing the Features in the Automated Export System (Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Introduction to the American Community Survey (Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. EDT)

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Registration

Please email clmso.training@census.gov to indicate your intent to attend the class - this will serve as your registration and reserve your seat. Class size is limited, so the first 20 people to register will be accepted to the class.

Archived Training Resources

Visit the Census Bureau's Training Resources Library for free, previously recorded trainings that are available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for August and September

Profile America segments include a snacking staple in "Crunch Time" (Aug. 24) and playing for pay in "First Football Professional" (Sept. 3).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Apps
Challenge Your Knowledge of State Statistics with Census PoP Quiz

This new mobile app from the Census Bureau challenges a user's knowledge of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Census PoP Quiz is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Find Your Ideal Place with the Census Bureau's dwellr App

A Census Bureau mobile app named "dwellr" can help people on the go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Stay Connected with the Census Bureau's America's Economy Mobile App

Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on-the-go as it is released through the Census Bureau's free, easy-to-use mobile app, America's Economy, available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

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Recently Released

(Released since Aug. 8, 2014)

Census Bureau Names Peter Glynn to Scientific Advisory Committee

Aug. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Peter W. Glynn, chairman of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. His term started Aug. 21.

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Demographic

Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

Aug. 21 — Table package and research brief showing household net worth by quintile and various characteristics of the householder, such as age, race and Hispanic origin and education. Each quintile represents one-fifth of households. Statistics come from the Distribution of Household Net Worth and Debt in the U.S. table packages (for 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011). The release includes tables on the median value of debt and the percent holding debt for households by various characteristics of the householder for 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010. They complement similar tables for 2011 released last year. These national-level statistics come from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-156.html>.

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Automobile and Light and Heavy Truck Manufacturing

Aug. 21 — Three more in a series of national-level data files on specific manufacturing industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, value of industry shipments, payroll, number of employees, value of product shipments and other data items for these industries. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-155.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Distilleries

Aug. 21 — National-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items for this industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Wholesale and Retail Trade Data

Aug. 19 — Included in a series of national-level data files on the wholesale and retail trade sectors of the U.S. economy and will include new statistics on transportation equipment wholesalers and electronics and appliance stores. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>

Economic Characteristics of Households in the United States: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarters 2012

Aug. 19 — This collection of seven tables for each quarter comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The tables that examine the role of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market among the nation's people and households within the economic climate of each quarter of 2012. Specifically, the tables present statistics on average monthly income, participation in government-sponsored social welfare or social insurance programs, and labor force activity during each period. The statistics are national-level only. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sipp/publications/tables/hsehld-char.html>

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for (August)

Profile America included a museum piece in "Nation's Knick-Knacks" (Aug. 10) and lawyering up in "ABA Founded" (Aug. 21). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>

TV
An Aging Nation, Live on C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" Segment of "Washington Journal"

Aug. 13 — The nation's 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million. Jennifer Ortman, chief of the Population Projections Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau, discussed statistics about the aging population. C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segments feature information from the federal statistical system. The program, an occasional Friday feature on "Washington Journal," highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan.html>

Apps
Census PoP Quiz Mobile App

Aug. 13 — This new mobile app from the Census Bureau challenges a user's knowledge of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Census PoP Quiz is available for download to Android and Apple products. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-147.html>

Blogs

The Census Bureau maintains four blogs to keep people up-to-date on how we measure America''s people, places and economy. Here are recent blogs posted on the Census Bureau website:

Measuring Health Insurance Coverage

Aug. 19 — Census Bureau Director John Thompson writes that methodological changes to the 2014 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement will provide a good baseline for coverage before the Affordable Care Act went into effect so that we can assess the impact of the law after it is in effect.

Understanding Geographic Relationships: Geographic Summary Levels

Aug. 15 — The Census Bureau's Katy Rossiter explains the importance of knowing a place's geographic hierarchy in order to find statistics about that place. For example, to find a town, you'll need to know the state and county first.

Race Response Changes by American Indians and Alaska Natives Between the 2000 Census and 2010 Census

Aug. 15 — Census Bureau researchers explain how a percentage of people who identify themselves as American Indian and Alaska Native will change their race on census questionnaires.

Happy 100th Anniversary Panama Canal!

Aug. 15 — The Census Bureau's Anna Owens, a native Panamanian, writes that the Panama Canal is still a vital part of the global trade community 100 years after it opened on Aug. 15, 1914.

Recent Findings on Trends in U.S. Entrepreneurship

Aug. 14 — The Census Bureau's Ron Jarmin writes that the rates of new firm start-ups have been declining since the early 1980s. Even though this trend is not of great concern, young entrepreneurial businesses are an important source of job creation in the U.S. economy. The churn of firms in the economy and the associated reallocation of resources are critical components of productivity growth.

Introducing Census PoP Quiz, the Census Bureau's Latest Mobile App

Aug. 12 — Census Bureau Director John Thompson announces that the Census Bureau's newest app is now available. Census PoP Quiz is an interactive mobile application powered by the American Community Survey, which provides information on more than 40 topics for every neighborhood in the U.S., from education to commuting.

Understanding Geographic Relationships: American Indian Areas

Aug. 7 — The Census Bureau's Katy Rossiter explains that federal American Indian areas and off-reservation trust lands often cross state and county lines. In 2010, there were 311 reservations and all are on the same level as the nation on the standard hierarchy.

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News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <www.census.gov/newsroom.html>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.

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