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Tip Sheet Number 1 — February 1, 2019

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Upcoming

2019 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2019. 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

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

The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in February/March.)

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 March/April.)

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Demographic

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2018

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. (Scheduled for release Feb. 19.)

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 February.)

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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
American Heart Month: February
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 an old flame in “Gas Lighting” (Feb. 7), and hearts and binds in “Valentines and Weddings” (Feb. 14).

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. 21, 2018)

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2020 Census

2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review

Jan. 24 — The U.S. Census Bureau  held its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on Friday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. EST in the auditorium at Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md. Agenda topics included high-level updates on the 2020 Census program, as well as the release of the final 2020 Census Operational Plan.

New Study Examines Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Toward Participating in the Upcoming 2020 Census

Jan. 24 — The U.S. Census Bureau released results from the 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study (CBAMS). The national survey and series of focus groups were designed to better understand the nation’s attitudes toward the 2020 Census, potential barriers that may inhibit participation, and possible motivators of responding. The CBAMS research is the foundation for building an Integrated Partnership and Communications campaign for the 2020 Census.

U.S. Census Bureau Continues to Hire for 2020 Census

Jan. 23 — The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census.

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Demographic

2019 New Year’s Day Population

Feb. 1 — 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.

American Housing Survey

Jan. 29 — The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Census Bureau released revised 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS) estimates and public use files, as well as information on ten new metropolitan areas and nine states. New estimates from the topical module on commuting costs were also released. These 2017 data are available on the AHS site at <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs.html>.

2017 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Research Files

Jan. 23 — The U.S. Census Bureau released today the 2017 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) Research File. The 2017 CPS ASEC Research File provides income, poverty and health insurance estimates based on previous updates to questions, as well as the redesigned processing system.

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Economic

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Revised Economic Indicator Calendar

Jan. 30 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced updates to the 2019 economic indicator release schedule in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget.

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­3rd Quarter 2018

Jan. 29 — 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. 

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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:

Who Knew? Census Data Can Be Used in the Classroom? (Jan. 29)
States in South and West Growing the Fastest (Dec. 20, 2018)
Yes, There Is a Santa Claus – In Indiana (Dec. 12, 2018)
Cities Partner With Census Bureau to Ensure a Complete Count (Dec. 11, 2018)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include the bug is the feature in “Beetlemania” (Jan. 17) and parties on the line in “First Transcontinental Phone Call” (Jan. 25). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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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. Click here for a 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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