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Tip Sheet Number 21 -- Oct. 16, 2015

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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.

Learn What Surveys are Being Conducted in Your Community

See which one of our 130-plus annual surveys are being conducted in your community. In a variety of surveys and censuses, evolving from the first census in 1790, the Census Bureau provides official information about America’s people, businesses, industries and institutions. See surveys currently in each Census Bureau region:

Atlanta
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
New York
Philadelphia
All Surveys

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American Community Survey

The Disability of Veterans

This report uses 2014 American Community Survey data to compare the prevalence of veterans with a functional disability or difficulty with daily living to the prevalence of those with a Department of Veteran Affairs service-connected disability rating. It also explores the extent of overlap between both groups. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Veteran infographics

A collection of demographic and socioeconomic statistics on military veterans provided for each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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Demographic

Infographic: Measuring Race and Ethnicity Across the Decades: 1790-2010

This interactive infographic allows users to understand how race and ethnicity categories have changed over time since the 1790 Census. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Languages Other Than English Spoken at Home

This table package presents statistics from the American Community Survey on over 340 detailed languages spoken at home in the United States. It includes estimates of the number of speakers and their English ability for each language for the nation, states and Puerto Rico as well as counties and core-based statistical areas (metropolitan and micropolitan areas) with populations of 100,000 or more and 25,000 or more speakers of languages other than English or Spanish. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

World Statistics Day

The United Nations General Assembly has designated Oct. 20, 2015, as the second World Statistics Day to recognize the importance of statistics around the world. The U.S. Census Bureau, along with statistical organizations throughout the world, will celebrate this year’s general theme “Better data. Better lives.” The U.S. Census Bureau has been collecting statistics about the people and economy of the United States since 1790. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

2015 Historical Migration Tables

Historical tables on Geographical Mobility and a collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, will be available. (Tentatively scheduled for October/November.)

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Economic

2013 Survey of State & Local Government Finances

Shows revenues, expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings by level of government. Level of government includes state, local, and state and local combined.  The data are organized by state. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Construction

The 2012 Economic Census construction release concludes with 10 summary series reports, which are part of the general summary. The general summary provides detailed statistics by sectors, subsectors, industries, the nation, regions and states including employment size and legal form of organization. The general summary also provides selected statistics for establishments by value of business done size class, specialization in types of construction, specialization in kind-of-business activity, and housing starts size class. Also included in the general summary is data on the value of construction work for establishments by location of construction work, geographic area, and type of construction, as well as value of business done for establishments by geographic area and type of construction. (Tentatively scheduled for release Oct. 30.)

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Transportation and Warehousing

The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the transportation and warehousing sector. This series includes statistics for air, rail, and water transportation and warehousing and storage. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Geographic Area Series data is the only series that provides this data at a U.S. summary level as well as an economic place level; other geographies included are states, combined statistical areas, metropolitan statistical areas, and counties. (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 6.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series

Continuing on a flow basis, this series provides detailed industry statistics by geographic area for establishments of firms with paid employees. Data are shown on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System basis. These data supersede the data shown in the Industry Series and may be superseded by data shown in later publication series for selected sectors. See: <www.census.gov/econ/census/schedule/> for more information.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series

Continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the subject series reports supplement other products and present tabulations for the U.S. with some state detail. Reports for most sectors include establishment and firm size (including legal form of organization). Miscellaneous subjects reports for the manufacturing sector include general summary, products summary, materials consumed summary and concentration ratios in manufacturing.

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Facts for Features

Halloween (Oct. 31)

The Census Bureau presents statistics from demographic and economic subject areas on this spookiest of nights, when the young and young-at-heart don scary disguises or ones that may bring a smile as they go door to door for tricks or treats. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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 about this race group. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Parades and speeches across the country, as well as a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, highlight this federal holiday. Some of the statistics from this day include the number of veterans in the country, their racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the number who vote. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26)

Dig in to this feast of economic and demographic statistics pertaining to the menu of culinary delights consumed on Turkey Day. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

Holiday Season

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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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:

  • Wholesale, Retail, and International Trade Indicators in a Global Marketplace (Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • Exciting Changes with USA Trade Online (Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. EST)
  • Manufacturing, Products and Goods Across Indictors (Wednesday, Dec. 16, 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 previously recorded trainings that are free and available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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Multimedia

Census Bureau History Homepage (Nov. 2)

The Census Bureau’s history website <www.census.gov/about/history.html> commemorates the 180th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Better known by his pen name “Mark Twain,” the author is considered one of our nation's greatest writers and humorists and famous for works including The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Learn more about the author’s life, travels and career using census data and records.

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Radio

Profile America segments include agitating for clean in “Washing Machines” (Oct. 26) and the three “R’s” in “Teach the Children” (Nov. 10).

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 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. 2, 2015)

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Demographic

School Enrollment in the United States: 2014

Oct. 15 — These tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private), and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of being enrolled in a grade appropriate for their age and the percentage of young adults enrolled in college. Historical tables are also provided. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps86.html>.

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Economic

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Retail Trade

Oct. 9 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the release of the Geographic Area Series for the retail trade sector. These statistics include data for furniture and home furnishings stores, food and beverage stores, and nonstore retailers. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Geographic Area Series data are presented for the nation, states, combined statistical areas, metropolitan statistical areas, counties and economic places. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps83.html>.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Utilities Sector

Oct. 9 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the utilities sector. The utilities sector includes establishments primarily engaged in electric power generation, transmission and distribution; natural gas distribution; and water, sewage, and other systems. Geographic Area Series data are presented for the nation, states, combined statistical areas, metropolitan statistical areas, counties and economic places. The Geographic Area Series provides detailed statistics by subsectors and industries on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, and employment. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps84.html>.

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Facts for Features

World Statistics Day (Oct. 20)

Oct. 16 — On this day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, official statistics of national statistical systems are highlighted. This day is celebrated every five years by statistical organizations all over. The Census Bureau joins the celebration as one of the 13 principal federal agencies that collect and publish statistics for the nation. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff20.html>.

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Multimedia

Infographic
World Statistics Day 2015

Oct. 16 — This interactive infographic is a compilation of news graphics that highlights the wide range of ways the Census Bureau supports the second  World Statistics Day theme of “Better data. Better lives.” The second World Statistics Day is Oct. 20, 2015. Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2015/comm/wsd_2015.html>.

Radio

Profile America segments included on the taste Casein “American Cheese Month” (Oct. 4) and a call of fame in “Birth of Cell Phones” (Oct. 13). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Blogs
The 2020 Census: The Most Innovative Census in our Nation’s History

Census Bureau Director John Thompson writes that the 2020 Census will be the most innovative and automated census in our nation’s history. The 2020 Census operational plan is being released three years earlier than the release for the 2010 plan a decade ago. Sweeping innovations will make it easier than ever for people to respond and will save taxpayers more than $5 billion compared to doing the census the old way with pencil and paper. In 2020, the census is making the leap to the Internet. The smart use of technology and information will make the 2020 Census more efficient and accessible.

Women Now at the Head of the Class, Lead Men in College Attainment

The Census Bureau’s Kurt Bauman and Camille Ryan write that in 2014, 29.9 percent of men had a college degree, and for women it was 30.2 percent. This is the first time ever that women’s college attainment was higher than men’s.

How Well Do You Speak English? Assessing the Validity of the American Community Survey English-Ability Question

The Census Bureau’s Erik Vickstrom writes that 60.4 million, or 20.7 percent of the population, spoke a language other than English at home. Of these people, 58.3 percent reported speaking English “very well.”

U.S. Census Bureau Seeks Input from Tribal Leaders for 2020 Census

Director John Thompson writes that Census Bureau officials are meeting with representatives from the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes in Minnesota to discuss issues that affect American Indian and Alaska Native communities ahead of the 2020 Census. This is a critical part of the overall communication and outreach efforts directed at ensuring an accurate, cost-effective population count in 2020: “I’m excited to collaborate with tribal leaders, and eager to hear their thoughts on how we can better serve their communities.”

CBP Pipeline Clarification

The Census Bureau periodically works with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to communicate important information to the trade community. Here is one of a series of posts that provide this information.

Where Did All the Construction Workers Go?

The Census Bureau’s Hubert Janicki and Erika McEntarfer write in a Research Matters post that unfilled job openings in the construction industry have risen steadily since 2009 (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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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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