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Tip Sheet Number 18 — Sept. 5, 2014

Release Number TP14-18
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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

American Community Survey: 2013

Data collected in 2013 from the nation’s most comprehensive survey provides 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

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.

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 co-resident grandparents to grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In addition, the report examines the historical changes in co-residence of grandparents and characteristics of grandparents who live with their grandchildren. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late 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 late September.)

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 in 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 early October.)

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Educational Services

The first national-level data files on specific educational services industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, product line sales and other data items for these industries. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: Second Quarter 2014

This summary shows quarterly tax revenue statistics on property, sales, license, income and other taxes. Statistics are shown for individual state governments as well as national estimates of total state and local taxes, including 12-month calculations. This quarterly survey has been conducted continuously since 1962. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/qtax.html>. Scheduled for release Sept. 23.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions for 2014: 2nd Quarter

This quarterly survey provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current statistics about investment decisions by state and local public employee pension systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in the U.S. financial markets. These statistical tables are published three months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. For more information, please visit <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/qpr.html>. (Scheduled for release Sept. 25.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Finance, Real Estate, Retail Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, and Wholesale Trade Data

These are more in a series of national-level data files on these sectors of the U.S. economy, and will include new data on credit card issuers, building material dealers and couriers. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales or revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. (Scheduled for release in September.)

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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Facts for Features

Halloween: Oct. 31

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has today evolved into a community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. In the spirit of Halloween, this edition of the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Scheduled for release in September.)

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

To commemorate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage month the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics pertaining to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. (Scheduled for release in late September.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

The Census Bureau will honor those who served in the armed forces by highlighting a wide range of statistical information on U.S. veterans (Tentatively scheduled for release in October).

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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 how 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 course are offered in the next weeks:

  • Working with the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) File (Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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 September

Profile America segments include the main grain in “National Rice Month” (Sept. 10) and living long in “Centenarians Day” (Sept. 22).

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. 22, 2014)

American Community Survey


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

Sept. 3 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-165.html>.

Public Assistance Receipt: 2000 to 2012

Sept. 2 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps65.html>.

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Manufacturing

Aug. 26 — This series of national-level data files on specific manufacturing industries is now complete. 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/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: First data for the Information and the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sectors

— Aug. 26 — National-level data files on specific industries in these sectors (including software publishers and museums) 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 these industries. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Retail Trade and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sectors data

— Aug. 26 — Included in a series of national-level data files on these sectors of the U.S. economy, including new statistics on furniture stores and accounting and bookkeeping services. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales or revenue, 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>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for August and September

Profile America segments included when the chips are up in “Crunch Time” (Aug. 24) and more than a quarter back in “First Football Professional” (Sept. 3). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio.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:

The Survey of Business Owners and Self Employed Persons Is Key to Explaining America’s Economy — Sept. 5 — Census Bureau Director John Thompson provides an update on the Survey of Business owners, which is being conducted now and encourages those who receive the survey to go online to fill out.

Back to School – Introducing the Statistics in Schools Program — Sept. 3 — Census Bureau Director John Thompson writes that a lot of the Census Bureau’s work looks toward the future — next year’s American Community Survey or the 2020 Census, for example. One exciting forward-looking initiative is the Statistics in Schools program. Research shows that jobs related to statistics are expected to increase by more than 25 percent over the next decade, and this program is part of an effort to help make sure students are prepared for them.

The Maps of Migration — Sept. 3 — The Census Bureau’s David Ihrke and Charlynn Burd write that Census Flows Mapper shows how migration in and out of your county compares with other counties around the country. The release of statistics from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey looks at employment-themed characteristics, such as employment status, work status and occupation, of people who moved to a different county one year ago (or within the last year).

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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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