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Tip Sheet Number 5 — March 29, 2019

Release Number TP19-05
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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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2020 Census

Save the Date: Census Bureau to Host 2020 Census News Conference

One year out from Census Day 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will host a 2020 Census news conference on April 1, 2019. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham will brief the public on the status of 2020 Census operations and talk about what the public can do to help ensure a complete and accurate count in their community. The Census Bureau unveiled the 2020 Census communications campaign tagline on March 4. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 1.)

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American Community Survey

2012-2016 Older Population in Rural America

This report uses 2012-2016 American Community Survey five-year estimates to study the population 65 years old 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 April 24.)

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Demographic

Multiple Jobholders Report

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the Multiple Jobholders Report. This report uses data from the recently released 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine multiple jobholders in the United States throughout calendar year 2013. The report highlights the characteristics of multiple jobholders by sex, industry, occupation and work schedule. It also covers the seasonality of multiple jobholding. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 4.)

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership: Annual Statistics 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the annual statistics for the 2018 vacancy rates, homeownership rates for the United States, regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Also included are the characteristics of units available for occupancy for the United States. These statistics come from the Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey. For more information, please see the Housing Vacancies and Homeownership page. (Scheduled for release April 4.)

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)

The estimates show the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for all states and each of the nation’s roughly 3,141 counties. The statistics are provided by selected age groups, sex, race and Hispanic origin (state only), and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect the federal poverty thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. The SAHIE program is the only source of single-year health insurance estimates for every county in the United States. (Scheduled for release April 9.)

County, Puerto Rico Municipio, and Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Population Estimates: July 1, 2018

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show annual population estimates, rankings and components of change for Counties, Puerto Rico Municipios, and metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census. (Updated release schedule for embargo starting April 16 for public release on April 18.)

Voting and Registration

This table package provides data down to the state level on voter turnout and shows the use of alternative voting methods. These tables also present a portrait of the voting population by demographic and economic variables including race, sex, age, educational attainment, employment status, tenure, income, disability, marital status, citizenship, and veteran status. The November 2018 election data come from the Voting and Registration Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which surveys the civilian noninstitutionalized population in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 23.)

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Economic

2017 Annual Retail Trade Survey

This report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides national estimates of total annual sales, e-commerce sales, end-of-year inventories, purchases, total and detailed operating expenses, gross margins and end-of-year accounts receivable for retail businesses located in the United States. The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) sample covers employer businesses classified in retail trade sector located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ARTS excludes data for businesses located in the U.S. territories. The data are published on a North American Industry Classification System basis and the estimates are used to benchmark the monthly retail sales and inventories estimates each spring. (Scheduled for release April 11.) 

2017 Census of Governments Data

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to release the official count of state and local governments for the 2017 Census of Governments on April 25.  Data in the Organization component reflect an enumeration of active, in-scope governments in the United States. Counts are presented by government type, state, population-size groups, function and school systems. 

2017 Individual State Descriptions Report

The Individual State Descriptions Report, scheduled for release April 25, is a product from the 2017 Census of Governments. This report provides information about the legal organization of state and local governments. There is a separate summary for each state and the District of Columbia. Summaries cover authorized county, municipal, township, school district and special district governments, as well as noteworthy state and local dependent governments.

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Facts for Features

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2019

This monthlong observance of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders started more than 25 years ago. We celebrate their growing contributions to our nation with a host of statistical information on this group. Statistics are included for the Asian as well as the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations covering demographics and businesses. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 25.)

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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.

  • Census Day: April 1
  • NCAA 2019 Men's & Women’s Basketball Final Four: April 5-8
  • National Pet Day: April 11
  • Earth Day: April 22
  • World Book Day: April 23
  • Administrative Professionals Day: April 24
  • National Telephone Day: April 25
  • Arbor Day: April 26

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include the end of Prohibition on tap in “Brews Control” (April 7), and serving the first of billions in “Gastronomic Milestone” (April 15).

The daily features are available at www.census.gov/library/audio.html, with download options for MP3 and .wav files or zip files for the entire month.

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Recently Released
(Released since March 15, 2019)

2018 Test Prototype Public Law File

March 29 — The 2018 Census Test prototype Public Law 94-171 data file is scheduled for distribution to the states. This data file will allow them to develop their redistricting systems, import their administrative records (voter registration records, voter turnout records), and develop their Geographic Information System (GIS) software so that redistricting can be initiated upon receipt of the official 2020 Census P.L. 94-171 data and TIGER® shape files.

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Demographic

Women’s and Men’s Earnings by Occupation

March 20 — The U.S. Census Bureau releases a graphic showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2017 American Community Survey. The occupation table shows the female earnings for full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months and figures on the number of women in select occupations. 

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Economic

2017 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey

March 13This report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides national estimates of all nonfarm business expenditures during the year for new and used structures and equipment. Expenditures also include capitalized leasehold improvements and capitalized interest charges on loans used to finance investments. These estimates are provided at the economic sector level, based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), as well as for industries within those sectors at the NAICS three-digit and selected four-digit levels. Every five years data, for years ending in “2” and “7,” detailed data by types of structures and types of equipment are collected.

These statistics provide important input for federal agencies constructing composite national economic measures, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ estimates of private-fixed investments, a major component of gross domestic product; the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimates of capital stocks for productivity analysis; and the Federal Reserve Board’s Flow of Funds accounts.

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Facts for Features

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)

March 6 —You’ll find informative data worth its weight in gold on Irish-Americans in this edition of Facts for Features. It includes statistical information from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas on the nation’s Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish.

Women’s History Month: March 2019

March 5 — In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting and celebrating the varied and historic accomplishments of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, business ownership, voting, occupations, military service and marriage. 

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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:

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include withdrawal symptoms in “First U.S. Bank Robbery” (March 20) and the long haul in “Mobile Computer” (March 27). 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:

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.

Industry Snapshots

These interactive pages present key statistics from the Economic Census with per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates for a selected industry.

Local Employment Dynamics

This partnership offers a variety of data tools.

U.S. and World Population Clock

See U.S. population by date, region, age and sex, and the top 10 areas by people and density. The world view has basic facts, trade and projections by country.

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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.

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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