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Tip Sheet Number 23 — November 09, 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.

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American Community Survey

2013-2017 American Community Survey Statistics

The American Community Survey five-year statistics, based on data collected from 2013 to 2017, cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. The survey is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers. It produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. (Scheduled for public release Dec. 6; embargo subscribers can view the statistics beginning Dec. 4.)


2012-2016 Older Population in Rural America

This report uses 2012-2016 American Community Survey, five-year estimates to study the population 65 years and over in rural America relative to their urban counterparts. This research looks at the demographic (sex, age, race and Hispanic origin), social (living arrangements, marital status, educational attainment and disability status), economic (employment status, income, poverty status and health insurance) and geographic characteristics of older Americans. (Scheduled for release Dec. 6.)

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Demographic

2014 Americans With Disabilities

This report provides prevalence rates of disability, the types of disability, and disability domains; prevalence of disability among adults by demographic characteristics; socio-economic characteristics of the population with disabilities; and disability prevalence rates among children. (Scheduled for release Nov. 11.)


2018 Family and Living Arrangements

The latest families and living arrangements table package provides statistics on families, children, unmarried and married couples, and nonfamily households. These statistics come from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The CPS has been conducted for more than 60 years. (Scheduled for release Nov. 14.)


The Intersectionality of Sex, Race and Ethnicity in the STEM Workforce

This working paper and detailed table describe the demographic and labor force characteristics of the STEM workforce by sex, race and Hispanic origin. Findings highlight the different occupational pathways for workers with science and engineering bachelor’s degrees. (Tentatively scheduled for release in Nov. 15.)


2018 Geographic Mobility

A collection of national- and regional-level detailed data tables will be available as well as updated historical tables and figures on geographical mobility from the 2018 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). Both state-to-state migration (2017) and county-to-county (2012-2016) migration tables from the American Community Survey (ACS) will also be available. (Scheduled for release Nov. 27.)


2017 School Enrollment in the United States

These tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private), and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of being enrolled in a grade appropriate for their age, and the percentage of young adults enrolled in college. Historical tables are also provided. (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 30.)


2017 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates

Available for roughly 3,141 counties and over 13,222 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty statistics available for all counties and school districts. Data are provided on the total number of people, as well as the number of school-age children, and children of all ages, in poverty. (Scheduled for release Dec. 3.)


2018 Third Quarter Absorptions (SOMA)

Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units – 2018 Third Quarter Absorptions — New SOMA Table Creator tool replaces traditional reports and provides similar information. Data users can create tables on housing units constructed in the second quarter 2018. Characteristics available include number of bedrooms and stories, asking rent, and asking selling price. For more information, please visit <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/soma.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 5.)

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Economic

2017 Service Annual Survey

This annual business survey provides national statistics on services activity in the United States. The data tables to be released provide company revenue, expense, product and related data for most NAICS industries within the services sectors. This includes transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; health care and social assistance; and accommodation and food services industries. These data are used as inputs to the National Income and Product Accounts produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the National Health Expenditures Accounts produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Industry Productivity Statistics produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Scheduled for release Nov. 20.)


2017 Annual Survey of State Government Finances

Provides a comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The findings show revenues, expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings for each state, as well as a national summary of state government finances. Government financial data are presented within four broad activity sectors: general government, utilities, liquor stores and insurance trust sectors. The general government sector includes all government revenue and expenditure activities that are consistent with government functions, such as public protection, education, health and welfare, and the like. These activities are distinct from the business-like activities presented in the remaining three sectors (utility, liquor stores and insurance trusts). (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 30.)

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Facts for Features

Holiday Season

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

Holiday Season

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include pushing your buttons in “Touch Tone Phone” (Nov. 18), and raising a glass in “Prohibition Ends” (Dec. 5).

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.

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Recently Released

(Released since October 26, 2018)

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American Community Survey

The Population 65 Years and Older in the United States: 2016

Oct. 31 — This report provides a look at selected demographic, social, housing and economic characteristics of the 65 years and older population in the United States based on 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year data. The report also draws comparisons between people ages 65 to 74, 75 to 84, and 85 and older. The information includes population size, marital status, living arrangements, caregiving for co-resident grandchildren, English ability, language spoken, educational attainment, computer ownership, internet access, homeownership, disability, labor force participation, occupation, median earnings, income type and poverty status.

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Demographic

2018 Child Well-Being Report

Nov. 6 — This report shows that children tend to have higher levels of school engagement when involved in one or more activities, like sports, lessons or clubs. A set of four historical figures (and accompanying tables) showing trends over time are also released along with the report. The report analyzes data from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), a nationally representative panel survey administered by the Census Bureau.


Housing Vacancies and Homeownership for the Third Quarter

Oct. 30 — The Housing Vacancies and Homeownership statistics provide current information on the rental and homeowner vacancy rates, and characteristics of units available for occupancy. These data are used extensively by public and private sector organizations to evaluate the need for new housing programs and initiatives. In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of leading economic indicators and is thereby used by the federal government and economic forecasters to gauge the current economic climate. Rental and homeowner vacancy rates and homeownership rates are available for the United States, regions, states, and for the 75 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually.

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Economic

Global Market Finder: An Interactive Tool for U.S. Exporters

Nov. 8 — The Census Bureau has created a data visualization tool called “Global Market Finder: An interactive Tool for U.S. Exporters.” The tool will help users find detailed international trade in goods statistics for specific commodity codes, countries of destination and modes of transportation. Through interactive graphs and tables, exporters can see the values, quantities, and unit prices of the goods they produce and potentially find new export markets for their products. The tool also provides a five-year history so that users can see changes and trends over time. With over 9,000 different goods to explore there is always something new to discover!

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Facts for Features

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

Oct. 25 — To commemorate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics pertaining to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Oct. 17 — Parades and speeches across the country, as well as a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, highlight this federal holiday. Some of the statistics from this day include the number of veterans in the country, their racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the number who vote.

Halloween: Oct. 31

Aug. 27 — 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.

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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:

2018 Marks World War I Centennial (Nov. 7)

Despite the Internet, Kids Still Involved in Extracurricular Activities (Nov. 6)

Health Insurance in Rural America (Oct. 31)

A Snapshot of the Fast-Growing U.S. Older Population (Oct. 30)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include fussing over felines in “National Cat Day” (Oct. 29), and honoring the first people in “America Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” (Nov. 3). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs

Counting Everyone Once, Only Once and in the Right Place

Written by: Dr. Ron Jarmin, Performing the Nonexclusive Functions and Duties of the Director — Nov. 5 — Last week, U.S. Census Bureau staff presented to the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and gave an update on how we plan to efficiently and effectively reach hard-to-count communities across the country to ensure we have the most accurate count during the 2020 Census.

The 2020 Census and American Indian and Alaska Native Areas

Written by: Dr. Ron Jarmin, Performing the Nonexclusive Functions and Duties of the Director - Nov. 1 - As we gear up for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the unique challenges associated with conducting the census as accurately as possible in American Indian and Alaska Native areas. To accomplish that goal, we are reaching out to those communities years in advance to build awareness. This work includes coordinating closely with tribal governments to accurately count tribal populations on and off reservations. It is especially important because the Remote Alaska Operation is the first enumeration activity to kick off the 2020 Census, setting the tone for the entire nation.

Research Sets the Stage for 2020 Census Communications

Written by: Dr. Ron Jarmin, Performing the Nonexclusive Functions and Duties of the Director — Nov. 1 — For the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau has placed a premium on outreach and communications to reach every person throughout the United States no matter where they live or what language they speak. The 2020 Integrated Communications Campaign is instrumental to accomplishing that goal.

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Resources

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

Data Tools

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

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.

OnTheMap for Emergency Management

A public data tool for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics for areas being affected by natural disasters.

My Congressional District

Access selected statistics about your Congressional district collected through the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP).

Census Engagement Navigator

This interactive, data visualization allows users to quickly understand what areas of the country had high or low return rates in the 2010 census.

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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.

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.

The following course is offered:

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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