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Tip Sheet Number 18 -- September 2, 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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American Community Survey

2015 American Community Survey

Statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics, including language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. Statistics will be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning at noon (EDT), Tuesday, Sept. 13, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Demographic

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015

The Census Bureau will announce findings from its annual official report on income and poverty for the nation based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the 2016 Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2015 calendar year and will compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 13.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2015

The Census Bureau will announce its annual findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and some national and state-level statistics from the American Community Survey. It will include data from the 2015 calendar year and compare it with the previous year. (Scheduled for release Sept. 13.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015

The sixth annual report from the Census Bureau describing this measure, which complements, but does not replace, the official measure. The report compares U.S. 2015 supplemental poverty estimates with 2015 official poverty estimates for numerous demographic groups, including state-level estimates. It also compares national 2014 supplemental poverty estimates with 2015 supplemental poverty estimates and examines the effect of adding or excluding individual resource or expenditure elements. (Scheduled for release Sept. 13.) 

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Economic

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 Sept. 6.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 20.)

2012 Economic Census: Mining Subject and Summary Series

The 2012 Mining Subject and Summary Series release comprises seven summary and four subject series reports based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The summary reports present statistics as part of the general summary and  the subject series reports include materials summary, product summary, location of mines and product class shipments. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 23.)

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Facts for Features

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 September.)

Thanksgiving Day

This release highlights a wide range of statistics pertaining to the traditional gatherings that take place on this national day of giving thanks. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

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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 course is offered:

  • Measuring America Series — An Overview on Children Statistics (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 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

Census Bureau History Home Page (Sept. 1)

On Sept. 6, 1901, anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley while he greeted visitors to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. Initially, doctors predicted McKinley would fully recover, but his health declined suddenly and the most popular American president since Abraham Lincoln died Sept. 14. Visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s History website <www.census.gov/history> to learn more about the life and death of President William McKinley using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies. 

Radio

Profile America segments include the feathers fly in “Chicken Month” (Sept. 14) and constructive development in “Home Making” (Oct. 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 Aug. 19, 2016)

American Community Survey Pre-Release Webinar

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. (EDT) in advance of the Sept. 15 release of 2015 American Community Survey 1-year statistics. The webinar will show participants how to access the data and compare geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Sept. 13 at noon (EDT). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-152.html>.

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Demographic

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

Aug. 30 — The 2014 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) has been 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps129.html>.

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Economic

2014 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

Sept. 1 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-148.html>.

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Facts for Features

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

Aug. 25 — 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. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff18.html>.

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.

Women’s Equality Day — Aug. 26, 2016. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/stories.html>.

Radio

Profile America segments included raising the in “Lawyering Up” (Aug. 22) and breaking the stories in “Radio News” (Sept. 1). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Blogs
National Parks and the Economy of Their “Gateway Towns”

Written by Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division: Nowhere is our nation’s natural beauty on more vivid display than in its more than 400 national parks. Maintained by the National Park Service for exactly one century this summer, these venues have long been popular destinations for summer vacations and weekend getaways. 

Who is the USPPI? It could be YOU!

Written by Maurice Hinton, International Trade Management Division: Questions about who the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) is often come up when reporting exports. The USPPI is the person or legal entity in the United States that receives the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, from an export transaction.

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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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