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The next tip sheet will be released on Monday, Dec. 29.

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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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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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 17.)

State Population Estimates: July 1, 2014

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show July 1, 2014, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census. (Scheduled for release Dec. 23.)

Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2014

Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. The downloadable file will also include total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. (Scheduled for release Dec. 23.)

New Year’s Day Population

The Census Bureau will ring in the year with its annual projection of the nation’s population for Jan. 1, 2015. The release will include birth and death rates, as well as a projection of the world population. (Scheduled for release Dec. 29.)

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 or January.)

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 January.)

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 in January.)

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2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Wholesale Trade

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 motor vehicles. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales, annual payroll, and other data items for this industry. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 16.)

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. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 16.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: 2014 Third Quarter

The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee pension systems for state and local governments. This report produces three tables: Tables 1 and 3 include data on cash and security holdings and Table 2 provides data on earnings on investments, contributions, and payments. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 18.)

2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR)

This new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, will for the first time, provide a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. The data are published on a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series, presented with official U.S. export and import merchandise trade statistics. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 18.)

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. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 19.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Administrative and Support and Waste Management

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 employment services and waste management and remediation services. The files provide number of establishments, employees, value of sales and annual payroll. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 19.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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 amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. The files include number of establishments, operating expenses, annual payroll and other data items by industry. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 19.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue: 2014 Third Quarter

The Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at a national level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. This report produces three tables: Tables 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 23.)

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 <>.

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Facts for Features

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 January.)

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 January.)

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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 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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Profile America for December and January

Profile America segments include biting off more in "Chewing Gum" (Dec. 28) and getting charged up for "Static Electricity Day" (Jan. 9).

The daily features are available at <>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

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: <>.

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: <>.

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: <>.

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Recently Released

(Released since Nov. 28, 2014)

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American Community Survey

2009-2013 American Community Survey

The Census Bureau held a webinar on Dec. 1 in advance of the Dec. 4 release of 2013 American Community Survey five-year statistics. The webinar provided guidance on what is new for 2013 and showed participants how to access the data, including block group data that is available in American FactFinder for the first time.

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. Internet address: <>.

2011-2013 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample Files Now Available

Dec. 4 — The Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files for the 2013 American Community Survey three-year statistics are now available for users to create their own tabulations. The files contain a 5 percent sample of the housing unit universe while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. The files show population and housing characteristics down to Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs), which are areas containing no fewer than 100,000 residents. Users can create tabulations through their own tabulation systems or through the Census Bureau data tool DataFerrett. The PUMS files can be accessed through American Factfinder and the DataFerrett tools.

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U.S. Population Projections: 2014-2060

Dec. 10 — 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. Internet address:

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

Dec. 9 —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. Internet address:

Older Americans with Disabilities: 2008-2012

Dec. 2 — 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. Internet address:

Gender Analysis Using Statistical Data E-Learning Course

Dec. 1 — This course provides an overview of statistics and measurement strategies useful in conducting gender analysis. The course focuses on four key areas: gender-based violence, economic disparity, health disparity, and disparity in the social realm. Internet address:

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2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Construction

Dec. 12 — These are the first national-level data files on construction 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, finish carpentry contractors, glass and glazing contractors, siding contractors, and tile and terrazzo contractors are some of the industries included in this release. Internet address: <>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Transportation and Warehousing

Dec. 12 — 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 truck transportation and 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. The last of this industry series will be released on December 19. Internet address: <>.

Commodity Flow Survey

Dec. 9 — 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. Internet address:

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Facts for Features

The 2014 Holiday Season

Dec. 3 — 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). Internet address:

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Profile America for November and December

Profile America segments included car comfort in the "Chill Rides" (Nov. 29) and balancing the books in "Full Accounting" (Dec. 6). Internet address: <>.


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:

A Change in Circumstances: Family and Household Transitions and Child Well-Being

Census Bureau demographer Lynda Laughlin writes that change is inevitable, but how often things change can matter for the well-being of children. The most common type of transition at 32 percent was a change in a parent’s employment status. About 3 percent of children also experienced both a family structure and residential change.

Using Data to Understand and Combat the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Census Bureau Director John Thompson says that tracking and compiling data are important elements in understanding and combatting the spread of HIV and AIDS. In 1987, the Census Bureau created the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and it continues to be supported with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Today, the Data Base contains over 164,000 records from more than 14,900 sources, with more added every year.

Are Today’s Young Adults Better Off Than Their Parents? Yes and No

The Census Bureau’s Jonathan Vespa writes that compared with prior generations, young people today, those 18 to 34 years old, are more educated and, in some parts of the country, earn more. However, they are also less likely to be employed and more likely to live in poverty than their counterparts were in 1980.

More Education Means Less Chance of Living with Mom and Dad

The Census Bureau’s Jonathan Vespa, David Ihrke and Ellyn Arevalo Steidl write that young adults who live with a parent typically have less education and fewer economic resources than those who live independently. These patterns challenge the idea of college grads who move back home to avoid living on their own. Instead, family may be a safety net that helps protect against the economic shocks that often accompany job loss and divorce.

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.


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News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <>.

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