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Tip Sheet Number 22 -- Oct. 31, 2014

Release Number TP14-22
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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

Census Bureau to Host Pre-Release Webinar Dec. 1 to Announce Statistics from 2009-2013 American Community Survey

The Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Dec. 1 in advance of the planned Dec. 4 release of 2013 American Community Survey 5-year statistics. The webinar will provide guidance on what’s new for 2013 and show participants how to access the data, including block group data that will be available in American Factfinder for the first time. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. EST.

The ACS provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers for even the smallest communities. It produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. Estimates will be available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more.

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Demographic

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 November.)

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 November.)

Multiple Marriages in the United States: 2008-2012

The first report to use the American Community Survey five-year statistics to look at remarriage in the United States will focus on geographic variation as well as the socio-economic characteristics of remarried adults in the U.S. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

America’s Families and Living Arrangements

The 2014 families and living arrangements table package provides statistics on families, children, unmarried and married couples, and nonfamily households. These statistics come from the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The Current Population Survey has been conducted for more than 60 years. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 and 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 December.)

Older Americans with Disabilities: 2008-2012

For the first time, this report uses data from the American Community Survey to examine the older population with a disability by age, sex and selected socio-economic characteristics such as marital status, living arrangement, educational attainment and poverty status. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 2.)

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 this fall.)

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Economic

2013 Service Annual Survey

This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national statistics available on service activity in the United States. Sectors include transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; educational services; and arts, entertainment, and recreation, to name a few. The statistics show operating revenue and expenses for both taxable and tax-exempt firms and organizations, sources of revenue and expenses by type for selected industries, and selected industry-specific items. The survey also provides e-commerce revenue for all industries and export revenue and inventory data for selected industries. (Scheduled for release Nov. 19.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Utilities

These are more in a series of national-level data files on the utilities sector of the U.S. economy and will include new data on electric power generation, transmission and distribution. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue and payroll and feature five newly delineated industries including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass electric power. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Health Care and Social Assistance

The first national-level data files on health care and social assistance and will include new data on ambulatory health care services. The files provide data on the number of establishments, payroll and value of sales. Industry data includes offices of physicians, ambulance services and outpatient care centers. Other health care data will also be released this month including hospitals, social assistance, and nursing and residential care facilities. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Accommodation and Food Services

These are more in a series of national-level data files on the Accommodation and Food Services sector of the U.S. economy, and will include new data on food services and drinking places. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales, and payroll and feature industries such as caterers, mobile food services and restaurants. (Tentatively scheduled  for released in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Construction

The first national-level data files including new data on oil and gas pipelines and related structure construction, power and communication line and related structures construction, poured concrete foundation and structure contractors, structural steel and precast concrete contractors, masonry contractors, glass and glazing contractors, roofing and siding contractors, and water and sewer line and related structures. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Mining, Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction

The first national-level data files including new data on gold and silver ore, copper ore and nickel ore mining, all other metal ore mining, potash, soda and borate mineral mining, and uranium-radium-vanadium ore mining. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Information

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 periodical publishers. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Professional, Scientific, and Technology Services

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 specialized design services. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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 <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 early November.)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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). (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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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 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 courses are offered:

  • Measuring America: Your Guide to Income and Poverty Statistics (Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. EST)
  • 2009-2013 American Community Survey Five-Year Prerelease (Monday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. EST)
  • Measuring America: Your Guide to Women-Owned Business Statistics (Wednesday, Dec. 17, 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 November

Profile America segments include an educational experience in “Teach the Children” (Nov. 10) and dropping a dime in “Tolls for Thee” (Nov. 21).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.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 Oct. 17, 2014)

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American Community Survey

Federal Register Notice: Public Comment Sought on Proposed Removal of Seven American Community Survey Questions

The Census Bureau is asking for public comment on a proposal to remove seven questions from the American Community Survey in a Federal Register Notice published 10/31. 

The proposal is based on the results from the first phase of a comprehensive content review of every question on the American Community Survey (ACS), using an objective cost-benefit analysis. The aim of the content review is to ensure the American Community Survey delivers maximum public benefit with a minimum of public burden. We invite the public to review and provide comments to the Federal Register notice through December 30, 2014.  The link is: <www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/31/2014-25912/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-the-american-community-survey-content-review-results>.

For additional information, please go to the ACS Content Review webpage at:  <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/operations-and-administration/2014-content-review.html>.

2011-2013 American Community Survey Statistics

Oct. 23 — 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). Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps80.html>.

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Demographic

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

Oct. 22 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-194.html>.

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Educational Services

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the first national-level data files from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on Educational Services (Except Elementary and Secondary Schools, and Colleges and Universities). Computer training, cosmetology and barber schools, and automobile driving schools are some of the industries included in this release. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, 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: Healthcare and Social Assistance

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data on the following social assistance industries: child and youth services, services for the elderly and disabled, community food services, emergency and other relief services and child day care services. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Mining

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data on clay and ceramic and refractory minerals mining, iron ore mining and kaolin and ball clay mining. Internet address:  <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data on performing arts, spectator sports and related industries. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Accommodation

Oct. 28 —The first national-level data files on accommodation include new data on casino hotels, rooming and boarding houses, and bed-and-breakfasts. The files will provide data on the number of establishments, sales, annual payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps81.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Finance and Insurance

Oct. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on financial investment activities and activities related to credit intermediation. Monetary authorities and consumer lending are some of the industries included in this release. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Oct. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for offices of real estate agents and brokers, activities related to real estate and consumer goods rental. The files provide number of establishments, revenue, number of paid employees, and other data items for these industries. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Wholesale Trade

Oct. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for groceries and related products. The files provide number of establishments, sales, annual payroll and other data items for this industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series:  Retail Trade

Oct. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores.  The files provide number of establishments, sales, annual payroll and other data items for this industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for October

Profile America segments included extra toppings in “American Pie” (Oct. 18) and on the ball in “The Write Stuff” (Oct. 29). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.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:

Grandparents Who Live with a Grandchild are Younger and More Likely to be in Poverty — Oct. 22 — The Survey of Income and Program Participation is the only U.S. census survey that asks questions about grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In the Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012 report, we used the 2008 survey for the first time to compare grandparents who lived with grandchildren to grandparents who did not. There were about 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2009. About 10 percent of those grandparents lived with at least one grandchild.

Infographic

Kansas City vs. San Francisco: The cities competing in the 2014 World Series — Oct. 21 — San Francisco, home of the Giants, has the edge in population, median household income and educational attainment, but residents of Kansas City, Mo., home of the Royals, have a shorter commute time.

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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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