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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:

Los Angeles
New York
All Surveys

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American Community Survey

2017 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. 11, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13).

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Updates to HIV/AIDS Database — The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual update adds new data to this interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths in over 200 countries and areas around the world. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base compiles information on HIV infection and the AIDS pandemic from medical and scientific literature, presentations at international conferences, and the press. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 23.)

2017 American Housing Survey — The U.S. Census Bureau will release new data from the 2017 American Housing Survey for the nation and 25 metropolitan areas. The release includes the public use file and summary tables on a wide range of housing subjects. The American Housing Survey is conducted biennially and provides statistics on topics such as the physical condition of housing units, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality, and home improvement activities. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 — On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2017 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2017 — On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2018 Annual 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 for the 2017 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017— On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2017 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

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Health Status and Medical Services Utilization: 2013 — This brief presents statistics on the how adults in the United States view their overall health. It also covers some interactions with medical providers and the health care system. These statistics come from Wave 1 of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

New Time Series for the Monthly Advance Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders — Historical estimates will now be available on a seasonally adjusted basis as well as a not seasonally adjusted basis with the Advance Report. The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 26.)

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Facts for Features

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. (Scheduled for release in July.)

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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 Bureau 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:

  • 2018 Economic Webinar Series: Professional/Scientific (Thursday, Aug. 2, 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 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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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.

89th Major Baseball League 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

World Breastfeeding Week – Aug 1-7

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Aug 3-12


Upcoming segments include different strokes in “The Hole Truth” (July 18) and waves of grain in “A Storied Cereal” (Aug. 1).

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

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Data Tools

See below for a few of the Census Bureau’s interactive applications to access statistics from our 130-plus annual surveys. Click here for a complete list.

Quick Facts — Our Quick Facts data tool is now mobile friendly and updated with the newest population characteristics data released today.

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 22, 2018)

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2020 Census

2018 Planning Database — The 2018 PDB is a database of U.S. housing, demographic, socio-economic, and operational statistics based on select 2010 Census and select 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Data are provided at both the census block group and tract levels of geography. These data can be used for many purposes, including survey field operations planning.

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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2018 Survey of Market Absorption Characteristics Report — July 3 — 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.

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Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­1st Quarter 2018 — June 28 — 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. 

2017 Annual Survey of Public Pensions — June 28 — 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 was also released.

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Facts for Features

The Fourth of July — July 2 — 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.

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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:

What it Really Means to Care for Grandma

Money, Marriage and Millennials

July 4th: More Than Just Hot Dogs and Fireworks

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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

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia — June 14 to July 15

Bastille Day — July 14

World Population Day — July 11

Canada Day — July 1

Postal Workers Day & Postage Stamp Day — July 1

2018 Hurricane Season — June 1 to November 30

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


Profile America segments include loan arrangement in “Credit Where Its Due” (June 27), and the pursuit of happiness in “Taking Liberties” (July 4).  Internet address: <>.

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Improving Our Count of Young ChildrenWritten by: Dr. Ron Jarmin, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau — By conducting the decennial census, the Census Bureau aims to count everyone living in the United States once, only once and in the right place. Over the decades, the Census Bureau has vastly improved its procedures to reduce or even eliminate occurrences of both overcounted and undercounted persons. As in the past, we are taking the lessons learned from previous surveys and studies to ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census.

The American Community Survey’s Journey Into Data Visualization — Written by: R. Chase Sawyer, American Community Survey Office — The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) provides billions of statistics every year for states, counties and places across the United States. One of the Census Bureau’s promotional items has been the ACS data wheel, which provides a few basic statistics for each state. People love picking it up and spinning to find their state to see how it stacks up. Last year, we decided to go one step further and create an interactive  data wheel highlighting 2016 ACS one-year data. This popular, interactive visualization allows data users to explore online key information about any state with a simple click instead of a spin of the data wheel.

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