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Tip Sheet Number 11 -- May 25, 2018

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Upcoming

2018 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2018. 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

Survey of Market Absorption – 2018 First Quarter Absorptions

This survey measures how soon privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed) after completion. This survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The upcoming release scheduled for June 5 will be for units absorbed in the first quarter of 2018 that were constructed in the fourth quarter of 2017. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 5.)

Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During and Since the Great Recession

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 influenced significant changes in American postsecondary education, according to a new report to be released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This report covers postsecondary enrollment before, during and after the Great Recession and examines enrollment by sex, race and ethnicity. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 12.)

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2017

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, 2017. (Embargo starts at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 19, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 21.)

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Economic

Characteristics of New Housing: 2017

Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, which is jointly funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of the laundry, presence of homeowner’s association, the buyer’s source of financing and the structure's square footage. (Scheduled for release June 1.)

2018 Economic Programs Webinar: Construction

This webinar will discuss examine the different types of construction data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be used. Internet address: <https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCENSUS/bulletins/1db3887>. (Scheduled for June 20.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: 1st Quarter 2018

The summary 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: income data, sales data and tax collections by state. (Scheduled for release June 20.)

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Facts for Features

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May.)

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

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Training Opportunities

Webinars are available on a regular basis to help the public access and use U.S. 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:

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join a webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Archived Training Resources

Visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s Educational Resource 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

Profile America’s Stats for Stories

These Stats for Stories provide links to timely newsworthy statistics that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries and current events not covered by Facts for Features.

National Dairy Month — June
National Outdoors Month — June
National Ocean Month — June
National Caribbean-American Month — June
American Housing Month — June
National Doughnut Day — June 1
Atlantic Hurricane Season — June 1 to November 30
Egg Day — June 3
Cheese Day — June 4
D-Day — June 6
National Nursing Assistants Week — June 14 to 21
West Virginia 155th State Admission Anniversary — June 20
New Hampshire 230th State Admission Anniversary — June 21
Summer 2017 — June 21 to September 22

Radio

Upcoming segments include fingering the culprits in “Prints Among Men” (May 27) and guarding against risk in “Accident Insurance” (June 18).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and .wav files or zip files for the entire month.

Data Tools and Apps

Census Bureau Emergency Management Data and Tools

When disaster strikes, look to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Emergency Preparedness page. The Census Bureau produces timely local demographic and economic data that are important to emergency management efforts. Find data, tools and links to reports on recent emergency events.

Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic statistics from the U.S. 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.

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Recently Released

(Released since May 11, 2018)

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2020 Census

Press Kit: 2018 Census Test

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Census Test press kit that provides media with information on the test that plays a critical role in ensuring that the Census Bureau’s systems, operations and procedures are in place in advance of the 2020 Census. The press kit includes timeline visualizations and other graphics, 2018 Census Test questionnaire, brochures, news releases, fact sheets, maps, public service announcements, photos, videos and more.

Press Kit: 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census press kit presents a wide array of information about the upcoming decennial census. The press kit includes background information on operations, news releases, fact sheets, brochures, visualizations and more.

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Demographic

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2017

May 24 — Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places and minor civil divisions — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census up to July 1, 2017, as well as rankings based on population growth. (Spanish)

Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2017

May 24 — Internet tables showing annual housing unit estimates for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2017, as well as rankings based on housing unit growth.

2018 American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference (AAPOR)

May 14 — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with other survey research professionals across the nation, presented findings at the 73rd annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference on May 16-19, 2018, in Denver, Co.

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Economic

2016 E-Stats Report

May 24 — This report summarizes 2016 e-commerce statistics on shipments, sales and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services and retail.

2018 Economic Programs Webinar: Government

May 24 — This webinar examined different types of government data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be used.

2016 Zip Code Business Patterns

May 24 —Statistics are provided for over 41,000 ZIP codes nationwide and include the total number of establishments, employment and payroll. In addition, the number of establishments for nine employment-size categories is provided by detailed industry for each ZIP code.

Annual Survey of Public Education Finances: 2016

May 21 — 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.

Webinar on Responding to the 2017 Economic Census

May 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau held a webinar on Responding to the 2017 Economic Census. The webinar informed participants of the importance of the census. A recording of this webinar is available here.

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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

America Counts tells the stories behind the numbers in a new, inviting way. We feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency preparedness and population.

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Multimedia

Profile America’s Stats for Stories

These Stats for Stories provide links to timely newsworthy statistics that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries and current events not covered by Facts for Features.

Wisconsin 170th State Admission Anniversary (30th state) — May 29
Hamburger Day — May 28
Memorial Day — May 28
South Carolina 230th State Admission Anniversary (8th state) — May 23
Waitstaff Day — May 21
Armed Forces Day — May 19
Mother’s Day — May 13
Minnesota 160th — May 11

Radio

Profile America segments include setting a record in “Beginning the Spinning” (May 16) and the dots and dashes of “The First Web” (May 24). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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