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Tip Sheet Number 13 -- June 22, 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

2018 Survey of Market Absorption Characteristics Report

The 2018 Characteristics Report provides characteristics about units constructed in 2017 and absorbed during their first 3 months after completion, such as number of bedrooms, asking rent and asking price. For example, the Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (SOMA) shows how many privately financed, nonsubsidized and unfurnished rental apartments in buildings with five or more units were completed in 2017. You can find this data and more by viewing the report. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early July.)

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Economic

2017 Annual Survey of Public Pensions

The Annual Survey of Public Pensions provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation’s state- and locally-administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are available at the national level and for individual states. State- and locally-administered defined benefits data will also be released. (Scheduled for release June 27.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­1st Quarter 2018

The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions is a quarterly survey that 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 survey currently consists of a panel of 100 pension systems, which comprise 88.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2012 Census of Governments. (Scheduled for release June 29.)

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Facts for Features

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.)

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 July 17.)

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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 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.

Postal Workers Day & Postage Stamp Day — July 1
World Population Day — July 11
Bastille Day — July 14
Major Baseball All-Star Game — July 17
Parents’ Day — July 22
Puerto Rico Constitution Day — July 25
New York 230 Years of Statehood — July 26
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day — July 27
National Dance Day — July 28

Radio

Upcoming segments include having a gas in “First Refinery” (June 28), and on the road in “Paved With Good Inventions” (July 9).

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

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 June 8, 2018)

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2020 Census

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.

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, the 2018 Census Test questionnaire, brochures, news releases, fact sheets, maps, public service announcements, photos, videos and more.

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Demographic

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

June 21 — 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. Spanish

Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During and Since the Great Recession

June 12 — 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.

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Economic

2016 Nonemployer Statistics

June 21 — This annual series provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consists of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry.

2018 Economic Programs Webinar: Construction

June 20 — This webinar examined 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>.

NEW: Annual Business Survey

June 19 — The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is a new survey that replaces the Survey of Business Owners, Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, and the Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey for Microbusinesses, and includes a new innovation survey. The ABS will provide statistics on minority-owned business estimates, small employer businesses, and will measure other business and business owner characteristics such as firms, receipts, payroll and employment by demographic characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity and veteran status. Data collection began in June 2018 with the first set of data scheduled to be released in December 2019. Click here to learn more about this new survey.

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

June 19 — 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.

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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. New stories include:

Economic Census: Measuring America’s Ever-Changing Economy
High Unemployment, High College Enrollment
It’s All About Dads
A Better Way to Measure Poverty
The Nation is Aging, but Some Counties Are Getting Younger
Who Knew? You Won’t Believe That They Worked on the Census!

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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 Ice Cream Day — July 15
Canada Day — July 1
Virginia 230 Years of Statehood — June 25
New Hampshire 230 Years of Statehood — June 21
Summer 2018 — June 21 to September 22
West Virginia 155 Years of Statehood — June 20
Father’s Day — June 17
National Nursing Assistants Week — June 14 to 21
2018 Hurricane Season — June 1 to November 30
National Doughnut Day — June 1
Great Outdoors Month — June
National Dairy Month — June
American Housing Month — June
LGBT Pride Month — June
National Caribbean-American Month — June
National Ocean Month — June

Radio

Profile America segments include sucking it up in “Dust Busting” (June 15), and a new record in “First LP” (June 21).  Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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