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Tip Sheet Number 14 -- July 8, 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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2020 Census

2020 Census Summer Quarterly Program Management Review

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on July 22, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. The meeting will focus on operational and systems readiness for the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau will broadcast the review live on  <www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html>. For materials from previous program management reviews, click here. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

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American Community Survey

2014 American Community Survey: Fertility of Women in the United States Tables

The Census Bureau will release new tables showing household income distributions for different subsets of women ages 15 to 50, focusing on trends for women with a birth in the previous 12 months. (Scheduled for release July 20.)

Products from the American Community Survey
  • Supplemental Estimates — The 2014 supplemental estimates will consist of 58 detailed tables tabulated on the 2014 one-year microdata for geographies with populations of 20,000 or more. These supplemental estimates will be released on American FactFinder and the Census Bureau’s application programming interface, and will be available for the same geographic summary levels as those in the American Community Survey 1-year dataset. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 21.)
  • Replicate Tables — The 2010-2014 replicate tables provides expanded versions of 107 detailed tables that are published in American FactFinder. In addition to the published estimates and margins of error, 80 replicates for variance calculations are also provided. The replicate tables will be released on the FTP site with links available on American FactFinder. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 21.)
  • Statistical Testing Spreadsheet — The statistical testing spreadsheet is a new American Community Survey statistical comparison tool that helps ensure that statistically sound practices are used when comparing estimates to each other. The tool allows users to carry out statistical testing for two or more American Community Survey estimates using the margin of error to determine whether the estimates are significantly different (higher or lower) from each other or are not significantly different (statistically tied) from each other. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 21.)

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Demographic

2015 Interactive HIV/AIDS Database Updates

This annual update of the interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths coincides with the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The database is maintained by the Census Bureau with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Scheduled for release July 18.)

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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.)

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 – The American Community Survey (ACS) & Your NYC Community by the Numbers (Monday, July 11, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Talking Numbers in Indian Country: Weaving Census Data into Grants, Community Assessments and Strategic Planning a 3-part series
    • Part 1: Let’s Begin with Census Geography, Concepts and Tools for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Populations (Tuesday, July 12, 10-11 a.m. MDT/12 p.m. EST)
    • Part 2: Using the American Community Survey (ACS) for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Populations (Tuesday, July 19, 10-11 a.m. MDT/12 p.m. EST)
    • Part 3: Putting it All Together: A Case Study Using American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities (Tuesday, July 26, 10-11 a.m. MDT/12 p.m. EST)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Oregon Workforce Indicators at Your Fingertips: QWI Explorer (Tuesday, July 12, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Measuring America Series – An Overview on Asian Population Statistics (Tuesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Where to Find NYC Business and Economic Data on census.gov (Wednesday, July 13, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder - Wisconsin (Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m.- Noon CDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Statistics for Reporters: Find the Stories that Matter in Your Community and Get them Right (Wednesday, July 13, 2-4 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – How to Find an Address in Census Geocoder and TIGERweb (Wednesday, July 13, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder - Minnesota (Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m.- Noon CDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder  (Thursday, July 14, 2-3 p.m. CDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Nevada On The Map: The Road to Employment Dynamics (Tuesday, July 19, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – National Archives (Tuesday, July 19, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – NYC Income and Poverty Related Statistics (Wednesday, July 20, 10-11:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Exploring American Indian and Alaska Native Data (IA, MI, MN, WI) (Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m.- Noon CDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Increasing Your Competitive Advantage – New Tools to Access Regional Economic Development Data from the U.S. Census Bureau (Wednesday, July 20, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – San Francisco Bay Area Income and Poverty Related Statistics  (Wednesday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. PDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Older Population in Rhode Island (Thursday, July 21, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Your Business by the Numbers: Census Business Builder App for New England States (Friday, July 22, 1-1:40 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 taking the public’s pulse in “Opinion Research” (July 27) and waves of grain in “A Storied Cereal” (Aug. 1).

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 24, 2016)

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Demographic

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

June 30 — 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. In addition, it collects data on characteristics such as number of bedrooms, asking rent and asking price. For more information, please visit <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/soma.html>. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps120.html>.

Infographic: 30-Year-Olds: Then and Now

June 29 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps119.html>.

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Economic

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: First Quarter 2016

June 30 — 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. A summary brief will also available. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps121.html>.

2012 Economic Census Core Business Series: Comparative Statistics Report

June 29 —The Comparative Statistics Report compares economic census data to the previous economic census on the same North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. This includes data on number of establishments, total sales, annual payroll and number of paid employees. The data is presented at the two- and three-digit levels, and on selected four- through seven-digit 2012 NAICS levels for 2012 and 2007 for the U.S. and the states. This differs from the bridge report, which presented data for 2012 for NAICS that have changed between 2007 and 2012. This concludes the Core Business Statistics Series for the 2012 Economic Census. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps118.html>.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Miscellaneous Reports for Seven Sectors

June 28 — 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.

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Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps116.html>.


2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Other Services: ZIP Code Statistics

June 28 — 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. These are not the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) published in the decennial census. This will conclude the ZIP Code Statistics for select services sectors. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps117.html>.

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Facts for Features

Labor Day

July 8 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff14.html>.

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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 website <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.

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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>.

Radio

Profile America segments included rocking the vote in “Youth is Served” (June 30) and the pursuit of happiness in “Taking Liberties” (July 4). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Blogs
Asking for Input on Counting People in the Right Place in 2020

Written by Director John H. Thompson: The U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is to count every person living in the U.S. every ten years during the decennial census. Just as important as counting each person, though, is making sure we count them in the right place. This week, we published in the Federal Register the proposed guidance for counting people in 2020 and we’re asking the public to comment on our proposed criteria for determining residence that we will use for the 2020 Census.

Bigger Houses, Smaller Lots

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data on characteristics of new housing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development using the Survey of Construction. Annual data from the survey show that the proportion of single-family homes completed in 2015 with four or more bedrooms and three or more bathrooms has been on the rise since 1987.

The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $41.4 billion in May 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 $41.1 billion in May, up $3.8 billion from $37.4 billion in April, revised. May exports were $182.4 billion, $0.3 billion less than April exports. May imports were $223.5 billion, $3.4 billion more than April 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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