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Tip Sheet Number 23 -- Nov. 14, 2014

Release Number TP14-23
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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 five-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 American Community Survey 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 statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers. It produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. Statistics will be available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, all counties and places, down to the tract and block group level.

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Demographic

Demographic Analysis and Population Projection System

A software tool designed to help users easily produce population projections by single year age and sex, as well as other demographic indicators, using the cohort component method. It has a user-friendly spreadsheet interface for data entry and produces various charts and graphs as outputs in addition to tabular data. (Scheduled for release Nov. 18.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

U.S. Population Projections: 2014-2060

Projections of the U.S. resident population by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin and nativity annually over this time period. These are the second series of projections to be published based on the 2010 census (updating projections released in 2012). They include the first projections by nativity to be published in 14 years. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

Remarriage 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 December.)

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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 <http://www.business.census.gov>.

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Facts for Features

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.)

Black History Month: February

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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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 and December

Profile America segments include paying as you go in “Tolls for Thee” (Nov. 21) and raising a glass to the “End of Prohibition” (Dec. 5).

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).

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Apps

Challenge Your Knowledge of State Statistics with Census PoP Quiz

This 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 Oct. 31, 2014)

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2010 Census

2010 Census Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

Nov. 12A 10-percent sample of 2010 Census microdata records, including data on age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type and relationship and tenure. Microdata records show actual responses recorded on census questionnaires, with information identifying the respondents removed. The files permit data users to perform their own analyses and design their own tables. Available for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, these files complete the release of 2010 Census data products. The lowest level of geography available is PUMAs (public use microdata areas of at least 100,000 people). Internet address (on Census Bureau’s public ftp site): <http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/12-Stateside_PUMS/>.

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American Community Survey

American Community Survey Report: Employment Status and Occupation of Gulf War-era Veterans

Nov. 10 — This report uses statistics from the 2011 through 2013 American Community Survey and looks at those Gulf War veterans who began service on or after August 1990, the official start of the first Gulf War. It differentiates between “Gulf War I” veterans — those who served only during the August 1990 to August 2001 period — and “Gulf War II” veterans — those who served September 2001 or later or served in both periods. “Working age” is defined as between the ages of 18 and 64. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/library/publications/2014/acs/acsbr13-22.html>.

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Demographic

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2013

Nov. 13 — This American Community Survey report includes first-time analysis of computer and Internet use at the sub-state level. The report focuses on household computer ownership and Internet use by various socio-economic and demographic characteristics. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-202.html>.

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Facts for Features

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

Nov. 12 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff26.html>.

Thanksgiving (Nov. 27)

Nov. 7 — This release highlights a wide range of statistics pertaining to the traditional gatherings that take place on this national day of giving thanks. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff25.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for November

Profile America segments include setting the dial in “First Scheduled Radio Broadcast” (Nov. 2) and a two-pronged approached “Plugging In” (Nov. 13). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

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:

Demographics of Handheld-Only Households — As computing and Internet technology have evolved, many people have started accessing the Internet with hand-held devices, such as smartphones. The blog post highlights statistics about households who only use hand-held computing devices.

Reporting Gold Dore in the Automated Export System (AES) — Byron Raney writes that gold dore is a semi-pure alloy, which is a mixture of different kinds of metals. How you report gold dore in the Automated Export System (AES) depends on the purity of gold.

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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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