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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 05, 2016

Tip Sheet Number 16 -- August 5, 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. These 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

2016 International Data Base Update

The International Data Base is a series of estimates and projections that provide a consistent set of demographic indicators, including population size and growth, mortality, fertility, and net migration, for more than 200 countries and areas. The International Data Base is updated periodically. (Scheduled for release in August.)

2014 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Now Include Data for Ages 21 to 64

The 2014 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) will be updated to include estimates for insured and uninsured individuals between the ages of 21 to 64. These new data will be available as downloadable files and added to the SAHIE interactive tool. (Scheduled for release Aug. 30.)

Occupations in Information Technology Report

This report uses statistics from Decennial Censuses and the American Community Survey to explore trends and characteristics of IT workers and describes the growth and increasing complexity of the information technology workforce in the U.S. during the past half century. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

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Economic

Census Business Builder 2.0

The newest version of Census Business Builder, 2.0, will be mobile-friendly and will provide major updates and new features to the popular suite of tools launched last year. The updates will include an expanded dashboard that allows users to compare data at the national, state and local area levels and to compare the current data to historical information. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

2014 Business Dynamics Statistics

The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and job loss from 1976 to 2014 by firm size, age, industrial sector, and state and metropolitan statistical area. These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity and geographic and industry detail about where jobs are being created and lost in the U.S. economy. An infographic will also be available. The infographic uses data from the Business Dynamics Statistics to show the number and rate of startups (businesses that began operating in a given year) and the number of new jobs created by startups at the national and metropolitan levels. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late August or early September.)

2014 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status. The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs is a supplement to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, which is conducted every five years as part of the economic census. The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs introduces a new module each year to capture information on relevant business components. For the 2014 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, the selected module asks questions about business innovation, research and development activity. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late August.)

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Facts for Features

Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 15-21)

The third full week of September recognizes the nation's unmarried Americans with an array of statistics about this group from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

Halloween: Oct. 31

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has today evolved into a community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. In the spirit of Halloween, this edition of the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

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Training

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 – Long Island Income and Poverty Related Statistics (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Genealogy (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Nevada Hispanics by the Numbers (Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Where to Find Long Island Business & Economic Data on census.gov (Thursday, Aug. 4, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – On the Map: Road to Employment Dynamics in Rhode Island (Thursday, Aug. 4, 1-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Get the Knack Of The Census Tract: Learn the history, usefulness, and how to get tract data (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Get the Knack Of The Census Tract: Learn the history, usefulness, and how to get tract data  (Friday, Aug. 5, 10-11:15 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Logistics of Statistics For Your District: Finding Census Statistics for Congressional Districts (Monday, Aug. 8, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Making Sense of the American Community Survey for New England States (Monday, Aug. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools and Interactive Maps for New England States (Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Finding Business and Economic Data for California (Thursday, Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Income and Poverty Statistics in Hartford and New Haven Counties (Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.-12 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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Mutlimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include the web we weave in “Silver Anniversary” (Aug. 6) and playing for pay in “First Football Professional” (Sept. 3).

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 July 22, 2016)

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2020 Census

Census Bureau Selects Sites for 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Preparation for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that it selected the sites for its largest and most advanced systems and operations test in preparation for the 2020 Census. The 2018 End-to-End Census Test will take place in three locations, covering more than 700,000 housing units. The test locations are Pierce County, Wash.; Providence County, R.I.; and the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va., area. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-126.html>

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Demographic

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

July 26 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps125.html>.

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Economic

Advance Economic Indicator Report

July 28 — The Census Bureau released its first-ever Advance Economic Indicators Report that combines the release of advance statistics on international trade in goods with new advance estimates for retail and wholesale inventories. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps126.html>.

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Facts for Features

Grandparents Day: Sept. 11

July 29 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff17.html>.

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

July 28 — During this month long 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff16.html>.

Back to School

July 26 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff15.html>.

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

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  a moveable feast in “National Drive-Thru Day” (July 24) and just a little sting in “Immunization Month” (Aug. 3). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Blogs

Visit Us at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago

On July 30, U.S. Census Bureau staff joined several thousand statisticians and experts in related professions to present testing and research results on many topics at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, Ill. Presented annually by the American Statistical Association, this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings took place from July 30 to Aug. 4. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Extraordinary Power of Statistics.”

Update on the Current Population Survey Research

Written by: Stephanie Chan-Yang, Yang Cheng and Aaron Gilary, U.S. Census Bureau: The U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey is one of the oldest and largest household surveys in the United States. Since 1940, it has produced monthly statistics on labor force information. The Current Population Survey interviews about 72,000 households each month to estimate totals of persons unemployed, employed and not in the labor force, leading to the official estimate of the national unemployment rate.

Reducing Respondent Burden in Counting Juveniles

Written by: Suzanne Marie Dorinski, Economic Statistical Methods Division: The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement every other year for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This survey collects data from almost 2,400 public and private juvenile facilities that hold juveniles charged or adjudicated for a delinquency or status offense to provide a count of juveniles in publicly and privately run juvenile correctional facilities.

Estimating the Reliability of Product Sales Totals in the Economic Census

Written by: Katherine Jenny Thompson, Complex Survey Methods and Analysis Group; Matthew Thompson, Business Register and MEPS Statistical Methods Branch; and Roberta Kurec, Economic Census and Related Surveys Statistical Methods Branch, Economic Statistical Methods Division: The economic census is the U.S. Census Bureau’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It provides industry and geographic detail not typically available from other economic statistics sources benefitting businesses, policymakers and the American public.

Researching Methods for Scraping Government Tax Revenue From the Web

Written by: Brian Dumbacher, Mathematical Statistician, Economic Statistical Methods Division and Cavan Capps, Big Data Lead, Associate Directorate for Research and Methodology: The Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue is a sample survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau that collects data on tax revenue collections from state and local governments. Much of the data are publicly available on government websites. In fact, instead of responding via questionnaire, some respondents direct survey analysts to their websites to obtain the data. Going directly to websites for those data can reduce respondent burden and aid data review.

Challenges Facing the Disclosure Review Board

Written by: William Wisniewski, Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research: At the U.S. Census Bureau, the Disclosure Review Board is best known as the team that establishes and reviews official Census Bureau disclosure avoidance policies for the public release of data products that do not reveal any information about the survey respondents.  Yet, the boards’ members also serve other important and lesser known roles. For example, they work with researchers in the Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research to determine the effectiveness of current disclosure avoidance techniques in protecting data products. In addition, these researchers study and develop new techniques that may be applied to future releases of data products.

Preparing for the 2020 Census: Announcing Sites for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test

Written by John H. Thompson: At today’s quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the sites for its largest, most advanced systems and operations test in preparation for the 2020 Census.

New Advance Economic Indicators Report Available This Month

Written by John H. Thompson: Later this month, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the first-ever Advance Economic Indicators Report. Last July, we began issuing the Advance Report: U.S. International Trade in Goods in order to release international trade data to the public as quickly as possible. Continuing our commitment to make our quality statistics as accessible and timely as possible, this new report will expand the advance report by including advance monthly retail and wholesale trade inventories for select aggregate levels in addition to the advance international trade data.

Changes Seen in Income Distribution for Women Ages 15 to 50 With Recent Births

Written by: Lindsay Monte, Fertility & Family Statistics Branch: Despite the recent economic downturn, the proportion of women with a birth in the previous 12 months who reported the highest annual income per household member grew between 2006 and 2014. This is in contrast to the patterns for all women, for whom the percentage at the higher end of the income scale declined during this same period.

Asian-Owned Businesses Nearing Two Million

Written by: Mary Frauenfelder: Between 2007 and 2012, the number of U.S. businesses owned by Asian-Americans rose 23.8 percent, from 1.5 million to 1.9 million. In contrast, the total number of all U.S. firms increased only 2.0 percent during the same period, from 27.1 million to 27.6 million. As a result, 6.9 percent of all businesses were Asian-owned in 2012, up from 5.7 percent five years earlier. Asian business ownership is defined as having persons of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese or other Asian origin (such as Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Pakistani or Cambodian) owning 51.0 percent or more of the stock or equity in a nonfarm business operating in the United States. According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, Asians accounted for 5.8 percent of the 18 or older population in 2012. Censuses and surveys permit respondents to select more than one race; the 5.8 percent figure pertains to those who said they were either Asian only or Asian in combination with one or more other races.

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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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