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Tip Sheet Number 24 -- Nov. 28,2014

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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.

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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 is 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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 4.)

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

Older Americans with Disabilities: 2008-2012

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. (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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 17.)

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 December.)

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 December.)

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 on each area’s population trends and census geography. (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.)

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2013

Available for roughly 3,140 counties and nearly 14,000 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty statistics available for counties and school districts. Data are provided on the total number of people, as well as the number of school-age children, and children of all ages, in poverty. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

State Population Estimates: July 1, 2014

Internet tables will show July 1, 2014, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates since the 2010 Census. Estimates of components of change and monthly national population will be available as well. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Construction

The first national-level data files on Construction to be released in the industry series. The files provide data on the number of establishments, number of employees, and annual payroll for these industries. This release also includes comparative statistics for 2012 and 2007. Framing contractors, other heavy and civil engineering construction, drywall and insulation contractors, water and sewer line and related structures are some of the industries included in this release. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Transportation and Warehousing

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 support activities for transportation. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue and annual payroll for these industries. This release also includes comparative statistics for 2012 and 2007. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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

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 bituminous coal underground mining, crude petroleum and natural gas extraction and drilling oil and gas wells. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2012 Census of Governments: State and Local Government Finance

Shows revenues, expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings by level and type of government. Level of government includes state, local, and state and local combined. Type of government includes state, county, city, township, special district and school district. The data are organized by state. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2013 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll

Provides a comprehensive look at the employment of the nation’s state and local governments, as well as the federal government. It shows the number of government civilian employees and their gross payroll by governmental function. These governmental functions include, for example, elementary and secondary education, and police protection. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

Commodity Flows Survey

Provides information on commodities shipped, their value, weight, and mode of transportation, as well as the origin and destination of shipments of commodities from manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and selected retail and services establishments. The survey, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is the primary source of national- and state-level data on domestic freight shipments. (Scheduled for release in December.)

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

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 Dec. 3.)

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.)

Valentine’s Day: Feb. 14

To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information including statistics on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (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:

  • 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 defeating the heat in “Chill Rides” (Nov. 29) and the loan arranger in “Federal Reserve” (Dec. 23).

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 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 Nov. 14, 2014)

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Demographic

Demographic Analysis and Population Projection System

Nov. 18 — A software tool designed to help users easily produce population projections by single year of 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/population/international/software/dapps/>.

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Healthcare and Social Assistance

Nov. 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Accommodation and Food Services

Nov. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on Food Services and Drinking Places. The files provide data on the number of establishments, payroll and value of sales and feature industries such as caterers, mobile food services and restaurants. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Nov. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports potash, soda and borate, other chemical and fertilizer mineral mining. The files provide number of establishments, employees and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Nov. 21 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Information

Nov. 21 and 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on  directory and mailing list publishers, periodical publishers, telecommunications and sound recording industries. The files provide data on the number of establishments, values of sales, and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) Database

Nov. 19 — the first nationwide digital map of roads, boundaries and water — was initially created for the 1990 Census to modernize the once-a-decade head count. However, its impact has extended well beyond its initial purpose by offering common map data in electronic form that powers today’s geographic information system industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-208.html>.

2013 Service Annual Survey

Nov. 19 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-205.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Utilities

Nov. 18 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-204.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for November

Profile America segments included the time of our lives in “Time Zones” (Nov. 16) and pushing your buttons in “Touch Tones Phones” (Nov. 18). 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:

Lessons Learned from 2014 Test Will Improve 2020 Census Operations

Census Bureau Director John Thompson blogs that from April through September, the Census Bureau tested several key aspects of census operations, including ways to maximize Internet response by the public, changes to the way its manages field operations, and new uses of technology.

Happy 25th Anniversary, TIGER

In preparation for the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, developed the first nationwide digital map of the U.S., Puerto Rico and other territories called the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) database. Director John Thompson was a Census Bureau employee when TIGER debuted, and he still remembers the excitement surrounding it.

For the Most Part, Few Young Adults Live With Their Parents

The Census Bureau’s Jonathan Vespa, David Ihrke and Ellyn Arevalo Steidl write that people may think that today’s young adults, often called “millennials” — the so-called “boomerang generation”— are flocking to their parents’ basement instead of moving out on their own. However, a look at the data suggest that the anecdotal “truth” is a bit of an exaggeration.

More Education Means Less Chance of Living with Mom and Dad

The second Random Samplings blog in a two-part series looking at young adults, Ellyn Arevalo Steidl, David Ihrke and Jonathan Vespa examine whether young college graduates are moving back in with their parents.

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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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