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Tip Sheet Number 26 -- Dec. 29, 2014

Release Number TP14-26
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Upcoming

2015 Product Calendar

The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2015. The products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review Webcast

On Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau will hold its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review. The review will focus on the development of the 2020 Census Concept of Operations, results from the 2014 Census Test, 2015 testing status and the scope of testing planned for 2016.

In order to provide access to this event and information to a wider audience of stakeholders with an interest in 2020 Census planning, the Census Bureau will broadcast the event live on Census.gov from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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Demographic

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 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.)

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2014

This table package provides Current Population Survey statistics on academic achievement by demographic characteristics, such as age, sex and Hispanic origin. It also includes detailed information on years of school completed, showing how many years of education adults have completed for each level of attainment. A variety of historical time series tables going back to 1940 are also provided, as are graphs illustrating historical data. (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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in February.)

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Economic

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 Dec. 31.)

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

These are more in a series of national-level data files on the professional, scientific and technical services sector of the U.S. economy and will include new data on architectural, engineering, and related services. The files provide number of establishments, employees, value of sales and annual payroll. This completes the industry series for professional, scientific and technical services. (Scheduled for release Jan. 13.)

2013 Annual Survey of State Government Finances

Provides a comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The tables and data files present revenue, by source of revenue; expenditure, by object and function of expenditure; indebtedness, by long-term or short-term debt; and asset, by purpose and type of asset. (Scheduled for release Jan. 22.)

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

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.

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

News Graphic
Population of Cities and Metro Areas Involved in Determining the Nation’s Top Team in College Football

The U.S. Census Bureau presents a graphic that shows the population of the cities and metropolitan areas involved in the first-ever four-team playoff in college football’s top division. In the first semifinal on Thursday, Jan. 1, No. 2-ranked Oregon (Eugene, Ore.) takes on No. 3 Florida State (Tallahassee, Fla.) in Pasadena, Calif. In the other semifinal, top-ranked Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) faces No. 4 Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) in New Orleans. The championship game will be on Monday, Jan. 12  in Arlington, Texas. (Scheduled for release Dec. 31.)

Radio
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 <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/>.

Component ID: #ti1311062283

Recently Released

(Released since Dec. 12, 2014)

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Demographic

New Year’s Day Population

Dec. 29 — The Census Bureau rings in the year with its annual projection of the nation’s population for Jan. 1, 2015. The release includes birth and death rates, as well as a projection of the world population. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-tps90.html>.

State Population Estimates: July 1, 2014

Dec. 23 — Internet tables and detailed downloadable files 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-232.html>.

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

Dec. 23 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-232.html>.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2013

Dec. 17 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-229.html>.

Component ID: #ti1311062285

Economic

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

Dec. 23 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/qtax.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Wholesale Trade

Dec. 23 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on farm, floral and nursery supplies. The files provide data on the 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: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Dec. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on other professional, scientific, and technical services. This includes appraisal (except real estate services, consumer credit counseling, weather forecasting services, etc. The files provide number of establishments, employees, value of sales and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Dec. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on office administrative services. The files provide number of establishments, employees, value of sales and annual payroll. This release completed the industry series for administrative and support and waste management. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2013 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll

Dec. 19 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/apes.html>.

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

Dec. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on employment services and waste management and remediation services. The files provide number of establishments, employees, value of sales and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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

Dec. 19 —The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on amusement, gambling and recreation industries. The files include number of establishments, operating expenses, annual payroll and other data items by industry. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Transportation and Warehousing

Dec. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on warehousing and storage. 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. This release completed the industry series for transportation and warehousing. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR)

Dec. 18 — The Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR) is a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The MITR provides 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2012/index.html>.

2012 Census of Governments: Finance:  Survey of State and Local Government Finances

Dec. 16 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/gov-finances.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Wholesale Trade

Dec. 16 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on motor vehicles. The files provide data on the 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

Dec. 16 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports on nonstore retailers. This includes electronic shopping, mail- order houses, vending machine operators, etc. The files provide number of establishments, sales, annual payroll and other data items for this industry. This completes the industry series for the retail trade sector. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/economic-census.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for November and December

Profile America segments included car comfort in “Chill Rides” (Nov. 29) and balancing the books in “Full Accounting” (Dec. 6). 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 is a are recent blog posted on the Census Bureau website:

Everything You Want to Know About the Census Bureau Is Just a Phone Call Away
The Census Bureau spends a lot of time reaching out to the public to encourage them to fill out our censuses and surveys, and to ensure they trust that we will protect the information that they provide. When someone contacts us, a call center employee is often the first and only Census Bureau employee they interact with— and I’m proud of the good impression that our employees make.

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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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