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2016 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2016. 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:

Los Angeles
New York
All Surveys

State Data Profiles

In advance of the 2016 state caucuses and primaries, the Census Bureau will present a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each state’s voting-age population and industries. The graphics (50 states plus the District of Columbia) will be posted about a week before each state’s election. The following states will be released in the next four weeks: Wyoming, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania Rhode Island and Indiana.

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2020 Census

2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on April 12, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. In order to provide wider access to this event and share information about 2020 Census planning with the public, the Census Bureau will broadcast the review live on :

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Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units

This survey measures how soon privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed) after completion. This survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is produced at the end of the first quarter of the current year. (Scheduled for release April 7.)

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2015

A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population Estimates Web page (  (Scheduled for release April 21.)

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Annual Survey of Manufactures Benchmark: General Statistics and Value of Product Shipments: 2008-2011

This release includes two tables; general statistics and value of products shipments, for the years 2008-2011, based on 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  For the data provided in the tables, the level of the ASM series has been adjusted based on the evaluation of the ASM with the Economic Census for manufacturing that is performed every five years (most recent are 2007 and 2012). Benchmarking is performed to produce a consistent time series and attempts to reduce the effects of sampling and nonsampling errors in the original series.  The last time the ASM estimates were benchmarked to the Census was when the 1988-91 ASM estimates were benchmarked using the results from the 1992 Census.

The General Statistics: Benchmark Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries: 2008-2011 report presents data at the two- through six-digit NAICS levels on employment, payroll, cost of materials, shipments and receipts for services, value added and inventories.

The Value of Product Shipments: Benchmark Value of Shipments for Product Classes: 2008-2011 report presents product shipment statistics at the six-digit NAICS level and seven-digit product class level based on NAICS. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 12.)

2014 County Business Patterns

These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. These data are useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys and databases between economic censuses. Beginning with the 2013 reference year, data is also provided by congressional district. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 21.)

Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The latest update to the Small Business edition (to be released on 4/11/2016) adds new content (additional American Community Survey data), features (including a new data dashboard) and performance improvements. The latest update to the Regional Analyst edition (to be released on April 18) adds these same enhancements as well as more business content (from the Survey of Business Owners) and a bookmark feature. See the Census Business Builder home page for more information on these updates.

2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics

Beginning in March 2014 with the Advance Report and continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the Core Business Statistics Series provides statistics on the number of establishments, employment, payroll and value of sales, receipts, revenue or shipments for establishments of firms with paid employees for individual industries at the U.S. level and/or by state.

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

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May

We recognize the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with a host of statistical information on this group. Statistics are included for Asians as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Older Americans Month: May

To commemorate Older Americans Month, the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics pertaining to our senior citizens. This edition provides updated statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, voting, homeownership, military service and marital status. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016

Flowers, perfume and jewelry are all popular gifts given on this special day honoring our nation’s moms. This fact sheet presents statistical information from the Census Bureau’s economic and demographic subject areas on these and many other topics pertaining to this observance. (Tentatively scheduled for release in April.)

Hurricane Season Begins: June 1

The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Scheduled for release in April.)

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Health Insurance Disparities are Closing Among Working-Age Adults

Blog by Carla Medalia, Marina Vornovitsky and Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau: Between 2013 and 2014, the share of people without health insurance, or uninsured rate, decreased by 2.9 percentage points overall to 10.4 percent. This unprecedented decline in the uninsured rate occurred at the same time as many provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. This blog takes a closer look at changes experienced by the working-age population.

Poverty by Age and Sex: An Examination of the Distribution in Poverty Between 1966 and 2014

Blog by Kayla R. Fontenot, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Trudi J. Renwick, Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division: In this blog, we use data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine the gender differences in poverty rates for all ages and explore how those differences have changed over time.

Separate but Unequal: The Nature of Income Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Blog by Brian Glassman, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: Income inequality as a concept is straightforward. However, there are a number of different income inequality metrics available. This blog looks at how the choice of a particular metric alters the conclusions about the level of income inequality and the relationship between income inequality and economic well-being.

Evaluating 2013-2014 Trends in County-Level Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Working-Age Adults

Blog by Lauren Bowers and David Powers, Statisticians, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: Our research uses Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine how health insurance coverage changed at the county level for low-income, working-age adults from 2013 to 2014.

How Does Growing Up in Assisted Housing Affect Adult Earnings?

Blog by Mark J. Kutzbach, Center for Economic Studies: In 2000, nearly 3 million children under age 18 lived in voucher-supported or public housing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although assisted housing programs have been in place for some time, research on the long-term effects on resident children is scarce and hampered by methodological limitations. To shed light on this topic, my colleagues and I combined Census Bureau data with administrative data to track children through assisted housing and into the labor force as adults.

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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:

  • Using American Community Survey Estimates and Margins of Error (Wednesday, April 6, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Use ACS Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (Wednesday, May 18, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Using the Census API with the American Community Survey (Wednesday, June 22,2 p.m. EDT)
  • Investigating Economic Indicators Webinar Series: Relationship Between Indicators to Annual Surveys and 5-Year Economic Censuses (Wednesday, June 29, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Find an Address in Census Geocoder and TIGERweb (Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Introduction of the American Community Survey (Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. EDT)

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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Profile America segments include the end of Prohibition on tap in “Brews Control” (April 7) and a lot of upside in “Raising the Roof” (May 1).

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

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Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The suite will continuously be updated with new versions. Currently, Regional Analyst and the Small Business editions are available.

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

Demographic and Economic Profiles of States Holding Primaries and Caucuses

In advance of state primaries and caucuses, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each participating state’s voting-age population and industries.

Profiles are provided for the following states:

2016 Census Day for Harris and Los Angeles Counties

April 1 — The 2016 Census Test, now underway, will refine many of the innovative and cost-saving methods tested in preparation of the 2020 Census. Four years before “Census Day” on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau remains on schedule for the most innovative and modern census ever. Internet address: </>.

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Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015

March 29 — This report and table package provides Current Population Survey statistics on educational attainment by demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. It also includes detailed information, including charts and graphs on years of school completed and shows the level of education adults have completed. Internet address: <>.

An Aging World: 2015

March 28 — A report of demographic and socio-economic trends regarding the world’s population 65 and older. Explores topics such as population growth, health, health care, labor force participation, retirement and pensions. Internet address: <>.

County, Puerto Rico Municipio, and Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Population Estimates

July 1, 2015 — March 24 — Internet tables and detailed downloadable files showing annual population estimates, rankings and components of change since the 2010 Census. Internet address: <>.

Infographic: A Digital Nation

March 23 — A collection of visualizations that present data from the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey. The infographic illustrates high-speed Internet use by age, race, income and educational attainment by household. Additionally, maps are provided for household high-speed Internet use by state and metro area. Internet address: <>.

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2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Educational Services- Establishments and Firm Size Reports

April 1 — These reports present receipts, payroll and employment data for the United States at the two- through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. For establishments, the categories are receipts size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are receipts size, employment size, concentration by largest firms and number of establishments operated (single units and multiunits). This release concludes the Economic Census reports for establishments and firm size. Internet address: <>.

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions Fourth Quarter 2015

March 31 — 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. Internet address: <>.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Wholesale Trade – Miscellaneous Reports

March 29 — This report presents data for a variety of industry-specific topics, such as end of year inventories, for establishments of firms with payroll. Presentation of data varies by kind of business. This concludes the Subject Series for the Wholesale Trade Sector. Internet address: <>.

Economic Census Subject Series Reports on Establishments and Firm Size

March 29 — These reports present receipts, payroll and employment data for the United States by various categories. For establishments, the categories are receipts size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are receipts size, employment size, concentration by largest firms and number of establishments operated (single units and multiunits).

The reports were released for two sectors:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance Services — This is the first report in the subject series for this sector. Presents national data at the two- through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. The health care and social assistance services subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through June 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to ownership and control of government hospitals.
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation — This is the first report in the subject series for this sector. Presents national data at the two- through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. The arts, entertainment and recreation subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through June 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to exported services by selected kind of business.
Economic Census Subject Series Reports on Product Lines

March 29 — These reports present national and state-level data at the two through six- or seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. They provide statistics on number of establishments and sales/receipts/revenue by products and contributing industry. This release concludes the Economic Census reports for product lines.

Reports were released for the following seven sectors:

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

March 22 — 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: Table 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state. Internet address: <>.

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Facts for Features

Earth Day: April 22

March 15 — This year marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day ― and Earth Week (April 18-22) ― this edition of Profile America Facts for Features includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment. Internet address: <>.

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Census Bureau History Home Page (April 1)

The U.S. Census Bureau’s history website <> commemorates the 110th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake on April 18. Centered about two miles off the San Francisco coast, newspapers reported feeling tremors from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake from southern Oregon to southern California, and as far inland as central Nevada. San Francisco was hardest hit, with more than 80 percent of its buildings destroyed by the earthquake and the fires that followed.  Learn more about the quake and the region's recovery using data collected by the Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

Stats for Stories

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

Stats for Stories: Mom and Pop Business Owners Day — March 29

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Profile America segments included acquiring a taste in “American Wines” (March 21) and getting the lead out in “Rubbed Out” (March 25). Internet address: <>.

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Planning and Testing for the 2020 Census in Harris County, Texas

Blog by John Thompson, Census Bureau Director: Today I am visiting Harris County, Texas, one of two sites taking part in the 2016 Census Test that will help us prepare for the census in 2020. The census is the most important barometer of population change in America — an issue that’s increasingly important here in the Houston area. Yesterday, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program announced that the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area added 159,000 residents last year, the largest gain in the nation.

Growth or Decline: Understanding How Populations Change

Blog by the Census Bureau’s Luke Rogers and Peter Borsella: Populations grow or shrink depending on if they gain people faster than they lose them. Looking at an area’s unique combination of natural change and migration helps us understand why its population is changing, and how quickly the change is occurring.

Shift Toward Greater Educational Attainment for Women Began 20 Years Ago

Blog by Kurt Bauman, Chief, Education and Social Stratification Branch: Colleges have been graduating more women than men for more than 20 years, but what is new is that the advantage is no longer limited to new graduates and young women. Counting the entire population 25 and older, even women and men who are retired, women are ahead of men in college graduation. That is to say, the average adult woman in the U.S. is more likely to be a college graduate than the average adult man.

Census Bureau Researchers Present Findings at the 2016 Population Association of America Conference

Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau joined other demographers, sociologists, economists and professionals at the Population Association of American annual conference March 31 to April 2 in Washington, D.C. Researchers from across the country and from different disciplines presented testing and research results on many interesting and noteworthy topics.

How We Came to Live Together: Households Formed by Migration from Different Origins

Blog by Megan J. Benetsky and Alison K. Fields, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: When we think of people moving, we often think of one person or an entire family packing up to live somewhere else. However, this does not describe every move. This blog looks at research conducted using the American Community Survey collected from 2008 to 2012 to examine the origins of households formed by migration from different origins.

Does Doubling Up Improve Family Well-Being?

Blog by Laryssa Mykyta, U.S. Census Bureau, and Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan: Studies have shown that “doubling up,” or sharing housing, increased during the last economic recession and is most common in low-income families. Yet, we do not really know whether doubling up helps struggling families make ends meet. In our paper Household Composition and Family Well-Being: Exploring the Relationship Between Doubling Up and Hardship, we use data from the adult well-being topical modules of the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine the relationship between doubling up and the different kinds of hardship.

Over the Hill at 25? College Completion at Higher Ages

Blog by Kurt Bauman, Education and Social Stratification Branch: For many years when the U.S. Census Bureau has reported educational attainment, it has focused on the population age 25 and older. This blog uses data from the Current Population Survey from 1967 to 2015 to follow age groups across a large portion of their lives to see how education patterns evolved as they got older.

Characteristics of Cohabiters and Their Generational Status

Blog by Emily Schondelmyer, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch: Most adults in the United States have lived with a boyfriend, girlfriend or partner at some point in their lives. However, much less is known about cohabiters who are either foreign-born or who have foreign-born parents. This blog uses the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey data to examine how the place of birth of an individual and their parents are related to cohabitation and demographic differences of cohabiters by nativity.


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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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