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Tip Sheet Number 09 -- April 29, 2016

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Upcoming

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.

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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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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: West Virginia, Oregon, California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

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Demographic

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2014

The estimates show the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for all states and each of the nation’s roughly 3,140 counties. The statistics are provided by selected age groups, sex, race and Hispanic origin (state only), and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect the federal poverty thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program is the only source of single-year health insurance estimates for every county in the U.S. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 12.)

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Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2015

Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places and minor civil divisions — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015, as well as rankings based on population growth. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 17, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19.)

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Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2015

Internet tables showing annual housing unit estimates for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 17, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19.)

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2014 and 2015 CPS ASEC Research Files on Offer and Take-Up of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage

These research files on offer and take-up of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage are based on new questions asked as part of the 2014 and 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The questions refer to current coverage at the time of interview, covering February through April of the survey year. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May.)

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Economic

Final Annual Estimates for 2015 of Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits at the National, State and Local Level

Final annual estimates for 2015 of housing units authorized by building permits for the U.S. and by Census Region, Census Division, state, metropolitan area, county, and permit-issuing place will be available.  (Tentatively scheduled for release May 2.)

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2013 Statistics of U.S. Businesses: Legal Form of Organization Tables

Data by legal form of organization, NAICS sector and enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 6.)

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2014 Zip Code Business Patterns

Provides data on the number of business establishments by employment-size class for detailed industries. Statistics are provided for about 40,000 ZIP codes nationwide and include the total number of establishments, employment and payroll for more than 40,000 five-digit ZIP code areas nationwide. In addition, the number of establishments for nine employment-size categories is provided by detailed industry for each ZIP code. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 19.)

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2014 Nonemployer Statistics

This annual series provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consist of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 24.)

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2014 State Government Finances

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May or June.)

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2014 E-Stats Report

This economy-wide statistical brief consolidates in one document previously released 2014 e-commerce data on shipments, sales and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services and retail. (Scheduled for release late May.)

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2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics

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.

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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

Father’s Day: June 19

The Census Bureau honors “dear old dad” with a collection of statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to Father’s Day, from stay-at-home dads to time spent with their children. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May.)

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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:

  • Measuring America Series – An Overview of Commuting and Related Statistics (Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview on Accessing Age and Sex Statistics (Tuesday, May 17, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Use ACS Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (Wednesday, May 18, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview of Ancestry Statistics (Thursday, June 9, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview of the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) Population (Tuesday, June 14, 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)
  • Age Search (Friday, July 1, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview on Asian Population Statistics (Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Find an Address in Census Geocoder and TIGERweb (Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • National Archives (Tuesday, July 19, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Genealogy (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview of the Black or African American Population Statistics (Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Introduction of the American Community Survey (Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview on Children Statistics (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. EDT)

Description 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

Radio

Profile America segments include medicine men in “Doctors In The House” (May 3) and fingering the suspects in “Prints Among Men” (May 25).

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

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.

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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/>.

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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/>.

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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 April 15, 2016)

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:

Connecticut
Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Indiana

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Demographic

Graphic: Bike to Work Day

April 27 —To commemorate Bike to Work Week (May 16-20) and Bike to Work Day (May 20), the U.S. Census Bureau presents a graphic showing the percentage of people biking to work in cities with a population of 100,000 or more. The percentages are derived from the 2014 American Community Survey. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps96.html>.

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

April 21 — A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex is now available on the Population Estimates web page <www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html>. 

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2013 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

April 29 — Data for metropolitan statistical areas and counties by enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, establishments, employment and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps98.html>.

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2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Accommodation and Food Services-Zip Code Statistics

April 27 — This release contains a data file on the accommodation and food services sector for the entire United States. These statistics are limited to a count of the establishments in each industry by sales-size range of establishments. These ZIP codes are reported by businesses or coded from addresses. They are not the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) published in the decennial census. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps97.html>.

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2014 County Business Patterns

April 21 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-71.html>.

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Census Business Builder Regional Analyst Edition

April 20 — 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 Regional Analyst edition 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps93.html>.

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Facts for Features

Hurricane Season Begins

June 1 — April 28 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff10.html>.

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May — April 21 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff07.html>.

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Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016 — April 20 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff09.html>.

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Older Americans Month

May — April 15 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff08.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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/stories.html>.

April 23 - Stats for Stories: World Book Day
April 27 - Stats for Stories: Administrative Professional Day
April 29 - Stats for Stories: Arbor Day

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Radio

Profile America segments included pointing and clicking on “The Mighty Mouse” (April 27) and new architectural heights in "Raising the Roof” (May 1). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs
Surveying U.S. Census Bureau Commuting Data in Atlanta

By John H. Thompson, Director, Census Bureau: The Atlanta area is a great case study of some of the many ways that commuting data can be used by policymakers and residents. For starters, our data show that the mean travel time of Atlanta-area commuters is among the highest of American metro areas, at 31 minutes. Our data also indicate how residents get to work — whether by car, bike, public transportation or on foot. Atlantans rely heavily on their cars, with 76.3 percent of workers commuting by automobile.

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Reengineered In-Office Address Canvassing Methods to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs of 2020 Census

By Shonin Anacker, Geography Division: The U.S. Census Bureau updates its address list before each census to ensure that each person in the United States is correctly counted where they live on Census Day.  In-office address canvassing allows the Census Bureau to update its address list to ensure a complete and accurate census. These assessments will increase the efficiency of the census and reduce the expensive in-field workload.

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Understanding Census Bureau Address Ranges

By Michael Orris, Geographer: The Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) system is a national geospatial database of address ranges, linear features, addresses, address location points, geographic areas and boundaries. Address ranges describe a label given to a unique collection of addresses that fall along a road or path. Address ranges provide a way of locating homes and businesses based on their street addresses when no other location information is available.

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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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