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Tip Sheet Number 25 -- Dec. 11, 2015

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Upcoming

2015 Product Calendar

The U.S. 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 is updated as needed throughout the year.

Learn What Surveys are Being Conducted in Your Community

See which 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 being conducted in each Census Bureau region:

Atlanta
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
New York
Philadelphia
All Surveys

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Demographic

State Population Estimates: July 1, 2015

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show July 1, 2015, 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. 22.)

Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2015

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. 22.)

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, 2016. The release will include birth, death and net international migration rates, as well as a projection of the world population. (Scheduled for release Dec. 30.)

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Economic

2012 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Company Statistics Series: Company Summary

The Survey of Business Owners provides a detailed portrait of America’s businesses and business owners from the national to the local level once every five years. This release includes revised data for number of firms, receipts, employment and payroll by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status at the U.S., state and sector levels; and estimates at the detail geography (county, place, etc.) and two-to-six digit NAICS levels. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 15.)

Infographic: A Look at the Mining Sector in the United States

A collection of three visualizations presenting data from the 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series on the leading mining states. The graphs illustrate the states with more than 10,000 mining sector employees, show how mining jobs in these states are distributed by subsector, and compare the value of mining shipments in them before and after the Great Recession. Among the mining subsectors are oil and gas extraction and support activities. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 17.)

2014 Annual Survey of Manufactures: General Statistics, Value of Product Shipments, and Geographic Area Series

The 2014 Annual Survey of Manufactures release includes general statistics, value of products shipments, and geographic area statistics for the years 2014, 2013, and 2012. The survey provides data about manufacturing that are crucial to accurate estimates of domestic production and productivity, and to making sound decisions on economic trade policies. Companies, business analysts, and trade associations use this data in planning investments, production, and marketing. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 18.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues Third Quarter 2015

The summary 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 22.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions Third Quarter 2015

The survey 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 23.)

2014 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 late December.)

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

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

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

  • 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

Radio

Profile America segments include biting off more in “Chewsy Americans” (Dec. 28) and keeping in sight with “The Eyes Have It” (Jan. 3).

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.

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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 Nov. 27, 2015)

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Cornell University Professor Abowd Named to Lead Census Bureau Research and Methodology Directorate

Dec. 10 — Cornell University professor John M. Abowd will join the U.S. Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist, Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson announced today. The appointment will be effective June 1, 2016. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-207.html>.

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American Community Survey

2010-2014 American Community Survey Statistics Release

Dec. 3 — The American Community Survey five-year statistics, based on data collected from 2010 to 2014, cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. For the first time, users will be able to compare two nonoverlapping five-year periods (2005-2009 and 2010-2014). 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-206.html>.

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Demographic

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2014

Dec. 9 — 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 all 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/2015/cb15-tps105.html>.

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Economic

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Dec. 11 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the administrative and support and waste management and remediation sector. This series includes statistics for office administrative services, investigation and security services and waste collection, treatment and disposal. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts, 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.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Educational Services

Dec. 11 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the educational services sector. These include statistics for business schools and computer and management training, technical and trade schools and educational support services. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts/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.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Health Care and Social Assistance

Dec. 11 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for health care and social assistance sector. This series includes statistics for ambulatory health care services, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance services. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts/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.

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

Dec. 8 — 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 the U.S, all states and the District of Columbia.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Other Services (Except Public Administration)

Dec. 8 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the other services sector. This series includes statistics for repair and maintenance, personal and laundry services and private households. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts/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.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Dec. 8 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector. This series includes statistics for performing arts, spectator sports, museums, gambling and recreation industries. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts/revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry and tax status. 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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Multimedia

Census Bureau History Home Page (Dec. 1)

The Census Bureau’s history website <www.census.gov/about/history.html> celebrates the life of Walt Disney, who was born on Dec. 1, 1901, and died on Dec. 15, 1966. Disney created the beloved animated characters that are the foundation of the Walt Disney Company’s entertainment empire. Visit the history home page to learn more about Walt, the “Wonderful World of Disney,” and the entertainment industry using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies.

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.

Stats for Stories: National Miners Day — Dec. 6
Cyber Monday — Nov. 30
Small Business Saturday — Nov. 27

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Radio

Profile America segments included car comfort in the “Chill Rides” (Nov. 28) and balancing the books in “Full Accounting” (Dec. 6). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs

10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities — Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local communities, businesses, policymakers and researchers use these statistics to guide decisions that affect the daily lives of the American people.

On the Road in New Mexico — Director John H. Thompson visited New Mexico to participate in the Census Bureau’s fifth tribal consultation meeting this year. These meetings are a key part of preparations for the 2020 Census. Thompson said he is grateful to the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the Pueblo of Isleta for hosting and to the attendees who contributed to a thoughtful and productive discussion.

County-Level Nutrition Assistance Program Data are a Collaboration Between Government Agencies — The Census Bureau released the 2014 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for all school districts, counties, and states on Dec. 9. These estimates will be used to allocate federal funds to school districts for the next school year. Also released today were some of the source data, including the number of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants at the county and state levels for most years between 1989 and 2013. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is a nutrition assistance program for low-income individuals and families administered by the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.

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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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