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Tip Sheet Number 13 -- June 24, 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

Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units: First Quarter 2016

This report provides absorption details for units constructed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The survey is conducted by the Census Bureau on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and 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.)

Infographic: 30-Year-Olds: Then and Now

This infographic shows how 30-year-olds today compare with those in 1975. It provides comparisons on characteristics of these young adults, such as having been married, enrollment in school, living on their own and living with a child. Selected socioeconomic characteristics are also included, such as having a high school diploma, participating in the labor force, earning a moderate income and owning a home. This collection of visualizations presents data from the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement from 1975 and 2015. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 29.)

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Miscellaneous Reports for Seven 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
  • Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Other Services
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Other Services: ZIP Code Statistics

This release contains a data file on the other services sector (repair and maintenance, personal and laundry services, etc.) 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. This will conclude the ZIP Code Statistics for select services sectors. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 28.)

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

Back to School

After 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 July.)

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. 11

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.)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population. (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 – Logistics of Statistics for Your District: Finding Census Statistics for Congressional Districts (Monday, June 27, 10-11:15 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Oregon by the Numbers: Advanced American Fact-finder (Tracts, Block Groups and Blocks) (Wednesday, June 29, 1-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Foreign-Born Populations in Connecticut Counties (Thursday, June 30, 1-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Age Search (Friday, July 1, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Logistics of Statistics for Your District: Finding Census Statistics for Congressional Districts (Tuesday, July 5, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (Wednesday, July 6, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Data Tools (Thursday, July 7, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Idaho Communities by the Numbers: Race, Ethnicity, Foreign Born and Ancestry (Friday, July 8, 1-3p.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

Census Bureau History Home Page (July 1)

The circus comes to town to celebrate the 206th birthday of legendary entrepreneur, showman and politician, Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum. Visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s History web site www.census.gov/about/history.html to learn more about Barnum, the acts he made famous and the circus using data collected by the Census Bureau and other federal agencies.

Radio

Profile America segments include having a gas in “First Refinery” (June 29) and pay to stay in “Nickel and Diming” (July 15).

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 June 10, 2016)

Demographic


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

June 23 — 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-107.html.

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

June 16 — 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. The questions refer to current coverage at the time of interview, covering February through April of the survey year. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps113.html.

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Economic

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Management of Companies and Enterprises

June 23 — 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 management of companies and enterprises sector. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps115.html

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

June 21 — 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.  A summary brief is also available. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps114.html.

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

June 14 — The 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. A summary brief will be released at a later date. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps112.html.

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

June 14 — Presents 2012 data for industries whose NAICS classification has 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. Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps111.html.

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Facts for Features

The Fourth of July

June 22 — 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.
Internet address: www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff13.html.

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Multimedia

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 paperback writing in “Meet the Beadles” (June 20) and a lot to swallow in “Fluid Situation” (June 24). Internet address: www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html.

Blogs
Preparing for the 2020 Census: Observing In-Office Address Canvassing

Written by John H. Thompson: Director Thompson visited the National Processing Center, the U.S. Census Bureau’s large-scale data processing center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to observe its role in preparing for the 2020 Census. The National Processing Center collects and processes data for more than 150 demographic and economic surveys, including the decennial census. It also houses some of the Census Bureau’s geographic operations, which play a critical role in providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation and dissemination for the 2020 Census.

America’s Age Profile Told through Population Pyramids

Written by Luke T. Rogers, Statistician/Demographer, Population Estimates Branch: The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the nation, states and counties. These data enable us to learn about the U.S. population, including its age structure. Age structure is often displayed using a population pyramid. You can learn about the makeup of the U.S. population as a whole by looking at its population pyramid, below.

Majority of Workers Take Health Insurance Offered by Their Employers

Written by Joelle Abramowitz, Economist, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that in 2015, 78.8 percent of employees worked for an employer who offered insurance to any of its employees, 71.0 percent of workers were eligible to take offered coverage, and 54.3 percent took the coverage offered by their employers.

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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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