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Tip Sheet Number 10 -- May 13, 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.

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

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 six weeks: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Demographic

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.)

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.)

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

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.)

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing – Miscellaneous Reports

These reports present 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 real estate and rental and leasing sector. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 19.)

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.)

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Arts, Entertainment and Recreation – ZIP Code Statistics

This release contains a data file on the arts, entertainment and recreation 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 24.)

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Arts, Entertainment and Recreation –  Miscellaneous Reports

These reports present 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 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Sector. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 24.)

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. (Scheduled for release June 2.)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release early June.)

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 US 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

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.)

The Fourth of July

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, the most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue, fireworks and parades, flags and backyard barbecues across the country. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May.)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July)

To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities. (Scheduled for release May 26.)

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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:

  • 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 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)

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 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 troubled waters in “Historic Deluge” (May 31) and cows take a bow in “National Dairy Month” (June 11).

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.

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.

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 April 29, 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:
Oregon
West Virginia

Jobs Available for Address Canvassing Test in Buncombe County, NC

May 6 — The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring approximately 150 temporary field representatives and supervisor positions for its Address Canvassing Test in Buncombe County, N.C., that starts Oct. 3, 2016. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-82.html

Jobs Available for Address Canvassing Test in St. Louis

May 6 — The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring approximately 150 temporary field representatives and supervisor positions for its Address Canvassing Test in St. Louis that starts Oct. 3, 2016. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-83.html

Online Response Portion of 2016 Census Test Ending in Harris County, Texas

May 2 — The last day for residents in Harris County, Texas, to complete the 2016 Census Test online is fast approaching. Residents can answer the brief questionnaire at www.census.gov/2016censustest. Households that do not complete the questionnaire by May 12 may receive a visit from a census taker to complete the form. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-75.html

Online Response Portion of 2016 Census Test Ending in Los Angeles County, Calif.

May 2 — The last day for residents in Los Angeles County, Calif., to complete the 2016 Census Test online is fast approaching. Residents can answer the brief questionnaire at www.census.gov/2016censustest.  Households that do not complete the questionnaire by May 12 may receive a visit from a census taker to complete the form. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-76.html

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Demographic

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2014

May 12 — 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-86.html.

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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Economic

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

May 6 — Data by legal form of organization, NAICS sector, and enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, number of establishments, employment, and annual payroll.

Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps101.html.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Finance and Insurance – Miscellaneous Reports

May 6 — These reports present 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 Finance and Insurance Sector.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Utilities Sector – Miscellaneous Reports

May 4 —These reports present 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 Utilities Sector. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps100.html.

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

May 2 — 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps99.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.

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.

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>.

May 6 - Stats for Stories: National Nurses Day/National Nurses Week

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Radio

Profile America segments included a succoring celebration in “Caregiving” (May 6) and getting a move on in “Americans in Motion” (May 12). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs
STEM Training and Early Career Outcomes of Female and Male Graduate Students

By: Catherine Buffington and Benjamin Cerf, U.S. Census Bureau, Christina Jones, American Institutes for Research, and Bruce Weinberg, Ohio State University: The U.S. federal government contributed nearly $38 billion for university-based research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in 2014. Not only do these awards support cutting-edge research, but they also permit principal investigators to employ and train future generations of scientists. Little is known, however, about the effects of such funding on the labor outcomes of graduate students once they move on from their graduate studies. This includes participation in funded STEM research by women and minority students.

Understanding How the Share of Business Activity by Size Varies Widely by Industry

By Andrew W. Hait: We’ve all heard about the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy, but have you ever wondered what “small” means? Is it a business with a few employees, or is it based on sales? Is it based on an entire company, or each of its separate locations? The Census Bureau publishes detailed statistics that allow us to classify business size in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes.

Thousands of U.S. Veterans Call the Island Areas Home

By Braedyn Kromer: Forty years ago, the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands was signed, establishing a political union between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States. In preparation for the 2020 Island Area Census, and as a way of recognizing the contributions of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and all of our U.S. Island Area neighbors, the U.S. Census Bureau has put together some information about a population that many people might not be aware we collect data about — Island Area veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Join Us at the Annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference

Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with many other survey research professionals across the nation, will present findings at the 71st annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference on May 12-15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The theme is “Reshaping the Research Landscape: Public Opinion and Data Science.”

Reducing Respondent Contact Burden in the American Community Survey’s Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing Operation

By: Todd Hughes, American Community Survey Office, and Eric Slud and Robert Ashmead, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology: The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) uses a multimode data collection approach that attempts to contact selected households by mail, telephone calls and personal visits. Some respondents find the data collection strategy to be overly intrusive and are concerned with the number and type of contact attempts. So how should organizations ensure that they do not make too many contact attempts?

How Effective is a Prenotice Letter in Increasing Self-Response?

By: Sandra Clark, American Community Survey Office: Research shows that using a prenotice letter is effective in increasing survey response. By informing respondents that their address was selected to participate in a survey and providing information regarding the survey, prenotices help address legitimacy and confidentiality concerns. However, prenotices are one of many pieces of survey materials mailed to respondents, therefore, their value needs to be considered carefully from the perspectives of respondent contact burden and costs.

Encouraging Participation in the Decennial Census With Digital Advertising

By: Matt Virgile, Monica Vines, Nancy Bates and Gina Walejko, U.S. Census Bureau; Sam Hagedorn, Kiera McCaffrey and John Otmany, Reingold Inc.: The U.S. Census Bureau conducted a test of digital advertising and other communications techniques as part of the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., test site. This test marks the first time the Census Bureau used communications and paid advertising to drive direct response through the online data collection instrument from visits to the web address prominently featured in advertising materials and through digital advertisements. Additionally, this was the first opportunity for some households to participate without receiving any mailing materials since the Census Bureau adopted the mailout/mailback approach in 1970.

The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $40.4 billion in March 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February, revised. March exports were $176.6 billion, $1.5 billion less than February exports. March imports were $217.1 billion, $8.1 billion less than February imports.

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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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