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Tip Sheet Number 22 -- Oct. 30, 2015

Release Number TP15-22
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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

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 November.)

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 November.)

Veterans Statistics

A collection of infographics that display demographic and socio-economic statistics on military veterans 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 November.)

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 release in November.)

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2015

The latest 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.)

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Economic

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Finance and Insurance

The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the finance and insurance sector. This series includes statistics for monetary authorities, credit intermediation and related activities, securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments, and insurance carriers. 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. 24.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Management of Companies and Enterprises

This is a series of national and state level data files on the management of companies and enterprises sector. These include statistics for industries such as offices of bank holding companies and corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices and others. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Statistics are provided for all states and the District of Columbia. (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 24.)

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the real estate and rental and leasing sector. This series includes statistics for real estate, rental and leasing services and lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works). 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. 24.)

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

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. (Scheduled for release in November.)

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 November.)

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 November.)

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 November.)

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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:

  • 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 Home Page (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 a dark moment in “Lights Out” (Nov. 9) and paying as you go in “Tolls for Thee” (Nov. 19).

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).

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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. 16, 2015)

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Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee Adds Three New Members

Oct. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau has announced three new members, two individuals and one organization, to serve on the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. The committee, which is comprised of up to 32 members from multiple disciplines, held a meeting Oct. 8-9 to address counting hard-to-reach populations such as children, race and ethnic populations, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other populations. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-177.html>.

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American Community Survey

2014 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample Files Now Available

Oct. 27 — The Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files for the 2014 American Community Survey one-year statistics are now available for users to create their own tabulations. The files contain data on approximately 1 percent of the United States population while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents.

The files show population and housing characteristics down to Public Use Microdata Areas, which are special nonoverlapping areas that partition each state into contiguous geographic units containing no fewer than 100,000 people each. Users can create tabulations through their own software or through the Census Bureau tool DataFerrett.

The PUMS files can be accessed directly from <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/data/pums.html>.

For more information about PUMS data, please see the About PUMS page.

Directly access documentation of the PUMS file here: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/technical-documentation/pums/documentation.html>.

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Demographic

2012 Annual and Monthly Estimates of Income and Earnings

Oct. 21 — Using data from waves 11, 12, 13 and 14 from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation panel, this table package presents annual income and earnings estimates at the individual, family and household level for 2012 for the nation. Annual estimates by selected demographic characteristics of the householder, such as gender, race/ethnicity, age, marital status and highest level of educational attainment, are reported. In addition, this table package also presents monthly income and earnings estimates for individuals, families and households for 2012. Internet addresses:

2012 Annual Income:
<www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sipp/publications/tables/income.html>

2012 Annual Earnings:
<www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sipp/publications/tables/earnings.html>

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Economic

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Construction

Oct. 30 — 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. Also released today was a news graphic [PDF] illustrating the growth of the industrial building construction industry between 2007 and 2012.

2013 Survey of State and Local Government Finances

Oct. 27 — 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. Internet address: <factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/SLF/2013/SLF003>.

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

Oct. 27 — 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.

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Facts for Features

Halloween (Oct. 31)

Oct. 23 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff21.html>.

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Multimedia

Stats for Stories

Profile America’s Stats for Stories provides links to timely newsworthy statistics on census.gov that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries, and current events not covered by Facts for Features.

“Back to the Future” Day" — Oct. 21.

Minority Enterprise Development Week — Oct. 12.

Stats for Stories: Leif Erikson Day — Oct. 9.

Stats for Stories: German American Day — Oct. 6.

National Work from Home Week — Oct. 4.

Manufacturing Day — Oct. 2.

National Diversity Day — Oct. 2.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month — Oct. 1.

National Energy Action Month — Oct. 1.

Gay and Lesbian History Month — Oct. 1.

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Radio

Profile America segments included extra toppings in “American Pie” (Oct. 18) and on the ball in “The Write Stuff” (Oct. 27). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs

How do I find out more about the new ACE Export features

Eric Gauthier writes that as part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), we are getting the word out that the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Secure Data Portal now features ACE Exporter Accounts and ACE Export Trade Reports, new features that the trade can register for and use.

Collaboration Crushes Trade Fraud

Guest post from Customs and Border Protection looks at Vehicle Identification Numbers and the Automated Export System.

USA Trade Online is Now FREE

Henock Kebede writes that on Oct. 15, the newly redesigned USA Trade Online became free for all users to access.

Working in America: New Tables Detail Demographics of Work Experience

More than seven in 10 people of traditional working age (16 to 64 years old) worked in 2014; for people 65 and over, at least one in five had worked in the past 12 months. In fact, 12.4 percent of people 70 and over continued to work. Of these older workers, many worked full time, year-round; nearly half of workers age 65 to 69 and nearly a third of workers 70 and over worked full time, year-round. Among workers 65 and over, men worked longer hours each week than women; 57.6 percent of men compared with 45.5 percent of women 65 and over clocked in 35 or more hours per week.

Homegrowns and Rolling Stones

Most people in the United States (about 59 percent) live in the state where they were born. Nevertheless, that leaves a large share of people who have moved from their home state to another part of country. This migration dynamic varies, as some states are more likely to have a mostly homegrown population while other states have large shares of people born elsewhere.

World Statistics Day 2015: Better Data. Better Lives

Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson writes that the United Nations General Assembly designated Oct. 20, 2015, as the second-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the many achievements of national statistical systems across the globe. The U.S. government has a long history of collecting data about the nation’s people, places and economy — beginning with the first census in 1790. Today, the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies publish the statistics the nation uses to record progress and plan for the future.

Statisticians: A Goodness of Fit Test

Census Bureau statisticians write that while lots of people use statistics in their jobs every day (such as sports writers, stock analysts, weather reporters, biologists, engineers, economists, sociologists, epidemiologists, practicing physicians, nuclear physicists and lots more), only 45,145 or so (standard deviation 2,150) describe themselves as “statisticians” on the American Community Survey. Statisticians are equally likely to be male or female, and their mean age is statistically indistinguishable from the labor force.

Census Bureau Opens 20th Research Data Center in Wisconsin

Barbara Downs of the Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies announces the recent opening of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Research Data Centers like this give qualified researchers on approved projects access to restricted data that are vital to increasing our understanding of the U.S. population and economy.

On the Road in Alaska

U.S. Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson writes about his trip to Anchorage, Alaska, to attend the second of the eight consultations in conjunction with the annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives. This meeting is especially significant because the remote Alaska enumeration is the first activity that will kick off the 2020 Census.

Where Did All the Construction Workers Go? New Census Data on Job-to-Job Flows

Hubert Janicki and Erika McEntarfer write that unfilled job openings in the construction industry have risen steadily since 2009. The rise follows a sharp fall due to the housing bust and the subsequent Great Recession. Anecdotally, many builders and contractors have reported difficulty finding new workers. While not necessarily indicating a shortage in the market for construction workers, it is possible that tightening labor markets in construction are a drag on employment recovery in this sector. This post sheds light on the labor market in construction using new Census Bureau job-to-job flows data.

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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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