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Tip Sheet Number 26 — December 21, 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.

Census Bureau Economists to Present at the 2019 Meeting of the American Economic Association and the Allied Social Science Associations

U.S. Census Bureau economists will present results from their research at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) and American Economic Association (AEA) in Atlanta, Jan. 4-6, 2019. This conference brings together more than 13,000 economists and scholars in related fields from around the world who share the latest research in economics. Census Bureau economists will also serve as discussants of related papers in their fields of expertise, act as panelists, and recruit doctoral candidates interested in careers at the Census Bureau. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 4.)

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American Community Survey

Census Bureau Releases the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample and Variance Replicate Tables

The U.S. Census Bureau has scheduled for the release of the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample and the 2013-2017 variance replicate tables. The Public Use Microdata Sample files provides a 5 percent sample of the U.S. population to users to create their own tabulations. The Variance Replicate Tables allow users to calculate margins of error when aggregating data within a table or between geographies. (Scheduled for release Jan. 17.)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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Demographic

2019 New Year’s Day Population

The Census Bureau will ring in the new year with its annual projection of the nation’s population for Jan. 1, 2019. The release will include birth, death and net international migration rates, as well as a projection of the world population. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 27.)

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015

This report and table package provides Current Population Survey statistics on educational attainment by demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. It also includes detailed information, including charts and graphs on years of school completed and shows the level of education adults have completed. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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 January.)

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Economic

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­3rd 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 27.)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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.

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1
Popcorn Day: Jan. 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 21
Spouses Day: Jan. 26
American Heart Month: February
Groundhog Day: Feb. 2
National Women Physician Day: Feb. 3
Super Bowl LIII (53): Feb. 3
Mail Carrier Day: Feb. 4
Weatherperson’s Day: Feb. 5
Chinese New Year Day: Feb. 5
National Pizza Day, National Bagel Day: Feb. 9
Grammy Awards: Feb. 10
Inventors’ Day: Feb. 11
Valentine’s Day: Feb. 14
Oregon 160 Years of Statehood: Feb. 14
Singles Awareness Day: Feb. 15
Presidents’ Day: Feb. 18
Academy Awards: Feb. 24

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include annual reflections in “Old Acquaintance” (Dec. 30), and the bug is the feature in “Beetlemania” (Jan. 17).

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 Dec. 7, 2018)

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American Community Survey

American Community Survey Data Profiles for Newly Redistricted Districts in Pennsylvania

Dec. 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau will release data profile tables from the 2017 American Community Survey one-year data for Pennsylvania’s congressional districts in the 116th Congress. The American Community Survey provides statistics on numerous demographic, economic and housing characteristics, including homeownership rates and costs, health insurance and education attainment. Data will be available soon in the API. A custom tabulation is available now upon request.

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Demographic

Support Providers: 2013

Dec. 20 — This report uses the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine the monetary support payments people made to others living outside their household. Payments may have been made to parents, on behalf of children under 21, to children over 21, to other relatives, to ex-spouses or ex-partners, or to other nonrelatives.

National, State and Puerto Rico Total Population Estimates and Voting Age Population Estimates

Dec. 19 — The July 1, 2018, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census are now available.

2017 School Enrollment in the United States

Dec. 11 — 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.

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Economic

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: 3rd Quarter 2018

Dec. 18 — 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: Tables 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state.

Statistics of United States Businesses

Dec. 18 — These data include single-year estimates for the United States and each state by industry and enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, establishments, employment and annual payroll.

Census Business Builder Version 2.5

Dec. 14 — This update to both the Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions of Census Business Builder included an update to the demographic data from the latest 2013 to 2017 American Community Survey five-year statistics. It also included new annual data at the county and city/town levels from the Census Bureau’s Building Permits data set. Finally, it included a number of other bug fixes and tweaks, including improved access to the labor force data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators program.

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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:

States in South and West Growing the Fastest (Dec. 20)
Yes, There Is a Santa Claus – In Indiana (Dec. 12)
Cities Partner With Census Bureau to Ensure a Complete Count (Dec. 11)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include the professional balance sheet in “Full Accounting” (Dec. 7) and a Christmas classic in “A Dickensian Tale” (Dec. 16). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Blogs
‘Tis the Season of Holiday Shopping

Written by: Rachel Butler, International Trade Macro Analysis Branch, Economic Indicators Division — Dec. 21 — With the holiday shopping season wrapping up, major retail sales events are taking place across the country. Beginning with the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales extend beyond the Christmas season, and their economic impact goes beyond increased retail sales. Ahead of these big shopping days, shippers and importers are hard at work ensuring that consumers’ favorite products make it to store shelves on time at brick and mortar stores, and to distribution centers for online fulfillments.

The Balancing Act of Producing Accurate and Confidential Statistics

Written by: Dr. Ron Jarmin, Performing the Nonexclusive Functions and Duties of the Director — Dec. 14 — Several months ago, Dr. John Abowd, our chief scientist at the Census Bureau, blogged about the need for disclosure avoidance measures and the considerations that went into our final decision to implement differential privacy. (See, Protecting the Confidentiality of America’s Statistics: Adopting Modern Disclosure Avoidance Methods at the Census Bureau and Ensuring Confidentiality and Fitness-for-Use). The Census Bureau takes its commitment to protect the confidentiality of the information we collect, your information, very seriously. It is enshrined in law, under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, and we are proud that we have been, and continue to be, global innovators in developing disclosure avoidance methods that protect confidentiality and simultaneously allow us to deliver high quality data products.

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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.

Economic Database Search and Trend Charts

Easy access to economic statistics using drop-down menus. Create tables in ASCII text and spreadsheet format. Display customizable dynamic charts.

Online Mapping Tools

Using TIGER and the American FactFinder.

My Tribal Area

Access selected statistics collected for the American Indian and Alaska Native population from the American Community Survey.

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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.

There are no courses are offered at this time:

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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