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Tip Sheet Number 20 -- Oct. 3, 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.

Census Bureau Names New Members to the National Advisory Committee

The Census Bureau will announce the 10 new members who have accepted invitations to serve on the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. The committee will advise the Census Bureau on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of the Census Bureau’s programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census. (Scheduled for release Oct. 6.)

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: <www.census.gov/glossary/>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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2020 Census


Census Bureau Announces Sites for 2015 Census Tests

Census Bureau officials will announce the test sites during the 2020 Census Program Management Review webcast. The tests will explore new ways for the population to respond to the once-a-decade census, as well as more cost effective ways for census takers to follow up with households that fail to respond.

Census Bureau Hosts 2020 Census Operations Update to Discuss 2015 National Content

U.S. Census Bureau officials will brief reporters on preparations for the 2020 Census and the 2015 National Content Test. The event will be held on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., and will be broadcast on Ustream. The event will include presentations on our plans for testing possible 2020 Census question wording on within-household coverage, relationship and race/ethnicity. The 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test is also designed to test new strategies for contacting households and encouraging self-response, particularly via the Internet.

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American Community Survey


American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

The American Community Survey produces statistics on numerous social, economic and housing characteristics, including language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. The statistics derived from three years of data collection cover all geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or more. Comparison profiles showing statistically significant changes compare two nonoverlapping three-year periods (2008-2010 and 2011-2013). (Tentatively scheduled for release Oct. 23.)

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Demographic


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 Oct. 9.)

American Housing Survey: 2013 Detailed Tables

The first findings from the 2013 American Housing Survey, in the form of dozens of detailed tables and a microdata file. The American Housing Survey is conducted biennially, and, as in past years, provides current national-level information on a wide range of housing subjects, from indicators of housing quality to home improvement activities. Several topics are new to the survey this year. (Scheduled for release in 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.)

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

This report uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation 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 late 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 late 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 late October.)

Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 to 2010-2012

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

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Accommodation and Food Services

The first national-level data files on Accommodation including new data on casino hotels, rooming and boarding houses, and bed-and-and breakfasts to be released through February 2015. The files will provide data on the number of establishments, sales, annual payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. (Scheduled for release in October.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Educational Services

The first national-level data files on specific educational services industries to be released in the industry series. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts, payroll, number of employees, and product line receipts for these industries. This release also includes comparative statistics for 2012 and 2007. Computer training, cosmetology and barber schools, and automobile driving schools are some of the industries included in this release. (Scheduled for release in October.)

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

Thanksgiving (Nov. 27)

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 October.)

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 October.)

The Holiday Season

To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau is releasing a collection of facts and figures related to Christmas (Dec. 25), Hanukkah (Dec. 16 - 24) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). (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 is offered:

  • Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey (Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. EST)

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 October

Profile America segments include a calculated response in “Crunching Numbers” (Oct. 6) and coming clean in “Washing Machines” (Oct. 26).

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).

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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 Sept. 19, 2014)

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2020 Census

Census Bureau Announces Sites for 2015 Census Tests

Oct. 3 — Census Bureau officials announced the test sites during the 2020 Census Program Management Review webcast. The tests will explore new ways for the population to respond to the once-a-decade census, as well as more cost effective ways for census takers to follow up with households that fail to respond. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-185.html>.

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Demographic

The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012

Oct. 1 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-184.html>.

School Enrollment in the United States: 2013

Sept. 24 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-177.html>.

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Economic

Manufacturing Day (Oct. 3)

Oct. 1 — In recognition of Manufacturing Day, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its wide array of data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps75.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Finance and Insurance Data

Sept 30 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including Nondepository Credit Intermediation; and Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps73.html>.

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions for 2014: 2nd Quarter

Sept. 30 — 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>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Transportation and Warehousing Data

Sept 26 —  The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for couriers and messengers. The files provide data on number of establishments, revenue, annual payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.


2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Data

Sept 26  — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses) and lessors of other real estate property. The files provide data on number of establishments, revenue, annual payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Business Dynamics Statistics

Sept. 25 — The 2012 Business Dynamic Statistics are now 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps71.html>.

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

Sept. 23 — 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>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Wholesale Trade Data

Sept. 26 and 30 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for drugs, cosmetics and toiletries, as well as for books, periodicals, newspapers and other paper products. The files provide data on number of establishments, annual payroll and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Additional Retail Trade Data

Sept. 26 and 30 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for food and beverage stores and health and personal care products. The files provide data on number of establishments, sales, annual payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Oct. 3 — The Census Bureau will honor those who served in the armed forces by highlighting a wide range of statistical information on U.S. veterans.

Halloween: Oct. 31

Sept. 23 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff23.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for September and October

Profile America segments included staying power in “Centenarians Day” (Sept. 22) and a Philadelphia story in “First City Directory” (Oct. 1). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>.

Apps
CSPro 6.0.1

CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System) is a public-domain software package for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating census and survey data. This new version supports hand-held data collection on Android devices (phones and tablets), in addition to other enhancements and bug fixes. Internet address: <www.census.gov/population/international/software/cspro/>

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:

Happy Manufacturing Day — Oct. 3 — Census Bureau Director John Thompson recognizes the major role that manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy by highlighting 2012 Economic Census statistics about manufacturing.

Low Response Score” Indicator Arises Out of Crowdsourcing Solution — Oct. 2 — The Census Bureau’s Nancy A. Bates and Chandra Erdman write about developing a model to predict areas with low self-response.

Out of Africa: Recent Growth of the African Foreign-Born Population — Oct. 1 — The Census Bureau’s Christine Gambino, Edward Trevelyan and Elizabeth Grieco write that it may be surprising to learn that recent data show that the African foreign-born population is one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States.

Planning and Predicting: The 2014 Census Planning Database — Sept 30 — The Census Bureau’s Barbara O’Hare and Nancy Bates write that the Census Bureau recently released the 2014 Planning Database, which assembles a range of housing, demographic, socio-economic and census operational data useful for survey and census planning.

Inforgraphics
Infographic: Manufacturing in America

In recognition of the third annual Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, the Census Bureau releases an update of an infographic highlighting a wide range of statistics pertaining to the manufacturing sector of the economy. Topics explored include manufacturing employment and payroll compared with other sectors, production by specific manufacturing industries, and state-level statistics.

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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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