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Tip Sheet Number 12 -- June 10, 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

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Demographic

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2015

National-, state- and county-level population estimates by demographic characteristic for age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. Internet tables show annual estimates from the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. (Embargo starts at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 21 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23.)

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 June 16.)

Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units First Quarter 2016

The Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units 2016 First Quarter Absorption report provides absorption details for units constructed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This survey measures how soon privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented (absorbed) after completion. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

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Economic

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally Administered Defined Benefit Data: 2015

This survey provides state and national summary data on the membership, revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of public employee pension systems for state and local governments. (Scheduled for release June 14.)

2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics Series: Bridge Between 2012 NAICS and 2007 NAICS

This series presents 2012 data for industries whose North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code changed between 2007 and 2012. The bridge report is released in two tables. For the first table, data are shown for each of these six-digit 2012 NAICS industries and their eight-digit 2007 NAICS components. In the second table, data are shown for each corresponding six-digit 2007 NAICS industry and its eight-digit 2012 NAICS components. (Scheduled for release June 14.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues First Quarter 2016

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. (Scheduled for release June 21.)

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Miscellaneous Reports for Eight Sectors

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 these sectors. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 28.)

  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Other Services
Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions First Quarter 2016

This report 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 June 30.)

2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics Series

Beginning in March 2014 with the Advance Report  and continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, this 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, this  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

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; parades; flags; and backyard barbecues across the country. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Back to School — After a nice summer break, students will prepare to return to school for the 2016-2017 academic year. This fact sheet presents statistics from demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country’s schools in late summer. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Labor Day

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York for a parade. This Facts for Features presents a wide array of statistical information for this national holiday — which pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Grandparents Day: Sept. 8

Celebrated every year since 1978 to honor our nation’s grandparents, this edition of Facts for Features presents updates of statistics about their role in our society. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

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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 within the next two weeks:

  • Summer Camp Webinar – Hack the Census: Census Tools for Developers (Monday, June 13, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – CUTTING UP THE BIG APPLE! Learn the different ways the Census Bureau supplies NYC data (Monday, June 13, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Migration: Where are we moving? (Tuesday, June 14, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview of the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) Population (Tuesday, June 14, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Income and Poverty Related Statistics (Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – VETERANS by the Numbers (Thursday, June 16, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Hispanics By The Numbers in Connecticut (Friday, June 17, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Virginia’s Veterans – A View of Working Age Veterans in the Commonwealth (Monday, June 20, 12-1 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – MAP TAB LAB (Monday, June 20, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – The American Community Survey (ACS) and Your Community by the Numbers (Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Baltimore’s Diverse Communities Webinar (Monday, June 21, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Making Sense of the American Community Survey (Wednesday, June 22, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Where to Find Business and Economic Data on census.gov (Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – On the Map: Road to Employment Dynamics (Thursday, June 23, 1-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Webinar for Small for Small Areas: How to Compare American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Thursday, June 23, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Census Reporter (Friday, June 24, 1-2 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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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include the pomp and circumstance of “Cap and Gown” (June 12) and the course of human events in “Taking Liberties” (July 4).

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, the 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 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 May 27, 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.

The profiles released for the following states concludes the series:
California
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota

Census Bureau Director to Provide Update on 2020 Census Operations

June 8 — Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson will brief the media on 2020 Census preparations and operations at the National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Ind. Thompson will specifically discuss in-office address canvassing, an operation that uses technology and new information sources to update the census address list to help ensure everyone is counted once, only once and in the right place. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-r07.html.

Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Smith Named Census Bureau’s Chief Information Officer

June 6 — Kevin Smith will join the U.S. Census Bureau as the associate director for information technology and chief information officer beginning this month, Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson announced today. Smith will be the principal adviser to the director and deputy director on information resources and information systems management. He will lead the Census Bureau’s information technology program by establishing common enterprise IT services in collaboration with all survey and program areas. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-105.html.

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Demographic

Census Bureau Announces Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Results

June 1 — The Census Bureau announces the schedule for the release of the 2015 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and the 2015 American Community Survey. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-101.html.

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Economic

Annual Survey of Public Education Finances: 2014

June 9 — These tables provide a detailed look at how public elementary-secondary school systems are funded and how those funds are spent on education and services for our nation’s children. The statistics, released annually, provide information on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets of our public school systems. The tables include per-pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, support services, special education, school lunches, transportation and salaries. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-108.html.

2014 E-Stats Report

June 8 — This report summarizes 2014 e-commerce statistics on shipments, sales and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services and retail. The report and tables can be found on the Census Bureau’s website at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/e-stats.html.

2014 Annual Survey of State Government Finances

June 7 — This comprehensive summary provides table and data files that 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps110.html.

Infographic: Four in Ten Electric Power Generation Establishments

June 3 — Statistics from the 2014 County Business Patterns indicate 43 percent of electric power generation establishments convert renewable energy. One of the visualizations shows a distribution of the electric power generation industries (such as nuclear and hydroelectric) by the number of establishments and the corresponding renewable/nonrenewable split (as classified by the Department of Energy.) Internet address: www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-tps109_renewable-energy.html.

Characteristics of New Housing 2015

June 1 — Using data collected by the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region. This report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of the laundry, presence of a homeowner’s association, the buyer’s source of financing, and the structure’s square footage. Internet address: www.census.gov/construction/chars/. Also, check out this interactive graphic on new single-family homes in 2015: www.census.gov/construction/chars/interactive/.

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Facts for Features

Father’s Day: June 19

May 24 — 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff11.html.

Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July)

June 2 —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. Internet address:
www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff12.html.

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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Multimedia

Infographic: Four in Ten Electric Power Generation Establishments Convert Renewable Energy

June 3 — Statistics from the 2014 County Business Patterns indicate 43 percent of electric power generation establishments convert renewable energy. One of the visualizations shows a distribution of the electric power generation industries (such as nuclear and hydroelectric) by the number of establishments and the corresponding renewable/nonrenewable split (as classified by the Department of Energy.) Also included in this infographic are two tile grid diagrams that highlight the states that contribute to half of all renewable energy and nonrenewable energy establishments in the U.S. Internet address: www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-tps109_renewable-energy.html.

Stats for Stories
Profile America’s Stats for Stories

These stories provide 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.

June 3      Stats for Stories: National Doughnut Day

Radio

Profile America segments included going to the tape in “Sticky Business” (May 27) and junior achievement in “Patently Precocious” (June 4). Internet address: www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html.

Blogs
Updating Congress on Preparations for 2020: Tune in Tomorrow

June 8 — Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson writes about providing an updating to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Census Bureau’s preparations for the 2020 Census.

Preparing for Hurricane Season with Census Data

June 1 — Director John H. Thompson writes about the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and how Census Bureau statistics can be used for emergency planning purposes.

Do Refund Anticipation Products Help or Harm American Taxpayers?

June 8 — Written by: Maggie R. Jones, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications: Many taxpayers rely on for-profit tax preparation services to file their income taxes. To make tax filing more appealing to taxpayers, preparers offer financial products that speed up the delivery of refunds. However, recent U.S. Census Bureau research suggests that these products may make families less financially secure.

The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $37.4 billion in April 2016

June 3 — 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 $37.4 billion in April, up $1.9 billion from $35.5 billion in March, revised. April exports were $182.8 billion, $2.6 billion more than March exports. April imports were $220.2 billion, $4.5 billion more than March 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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