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Tip Sheet Number 19 — Sept. 19, 2014

Release Number TP14-19
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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.

At a Loss for Words? Embed Our Glossary

Available soon for embedding on websites, the U.S. Census Bureau’s glossary widget will give users speedy access to short definitions of 1,500 terms, such as income or poverty, with links to more information. As the Census Bureau updates the glossary, the widget will reflect the latest information. Look for the embed symbol on the Web glossary: <https://www.census.gov/glossary/>.

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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 in late 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 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.)

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011

This report uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and examines aspects of child well-being, such as participation in extracurricular activities, and how they are shaped by a child’s living arrangements, parental nativity status and household or economic transitions. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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 October.)

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2013

This American Community Survey report includes first-time analysis of computer and Internet use at the sub-state level. The report will focus on household computer ownership and Internet use by various socio-economic and demographic characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 to 2010-2012

This report looks at the demographic and socioeconomic status of young adult migrants, ages 18 to 34, during the recession and post-recession periods. The report uses the 2007-2009 and 2010-2012 American Community Survey statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

The fourth annual report from the Census Bureau describing this measure, which complements, but does not replace, the official measure. The report compares U.S. 2013 supplemental poverty estimates with 2013 official poverty estimates for numerous demographic groups. In addition to the national-level statistics, the report presents supplemental poverty estimates for states using three-year averages (2011-2013). It also compares national 2012 supplemental poverty estimates with 2013 supplemental poverty estimates and examines the effect of adding or excluding individual resource or expenditure elements. (Scheduled for release in mid-October.)

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Economic

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: <http://www.census.gov/govs/qtax/>. (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 <http://www.census.gov/govs/qpr/>. (Scheduled for release Sept. 25. UPDATE:  This has been tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 30.)

2012 Business Dynamics Statistics

The 2012 Business Dynamic Statistics will be available online and for the first time, in the Census Bureau’s Application Programming Interface. Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firms, and job creation and job loss from 1976 to 2012 by firm age and size. The Business Dynamics Statistics time series provides unique insights into entrepreneurship and it’s evolution in the United States. (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 Sept. 30.)

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 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 http://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.)

Thanksgiving

This release highlights a wide range of statistics pertaining to the traditional gatherings that take place on this national day of giving thanks. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late 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 early October.)

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 early 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 is offered in the next weeks:

  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall (Thursday, Sept. 25, 2 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.

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 and October

Profile America segments include the feathers fly in “National Chicken Month” (Sept. 19) and a hard cell in “Women’s Prison” (Oct. 9).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, 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: <http://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: <http://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: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

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Recently Released

(Released since Sept. 5, 2014)

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American Community Survey

American Community Survey: 2013

Sept. 18 — 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 are 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 are available on income and poverty. The annual American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-170.html>.

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Demographic

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013

Sept. 16 — The Census Bureau announced 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 included statistics pertaining to the 2013 calendar year and compares trends over time. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-169.html>.

Health Insurance in the United States: 2013

Sept. 16 — The Census Bureau announced its annual findings on health insurance coverage. The report included 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-169.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for September

Profile America segments included going with the grain in “National Rice Month” (Sept. 10) and time flies in “Lost Days” (Sept. 12). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

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