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Tip Sheet Number 9 — May 24, 2019

Release Number TP19-09
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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

The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016

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 in June.) 

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Demographic

2018 Current Population Survey Fertility Table Package

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2018 Current Population Survey fertility table package, which includes fertility data for women ages 15 to 50. The tables show fertility measures such as childlessness and children ever born to women by demographic characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 29.)

Multiple Jobholders in the United States: 2013

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. (Scheduled for release May 29.)

Survey of Income and Program Participation

The U.S. Census Bureau will soon release data from the third wave of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The SIPP is the Census Bureau’s premier survey for measuring the dynamics of income, employment, health insurance, and participation in government transfer programs. Accompanying the data release are a number of supporting materials to assist data users, such as metadata and a codebook. The Census Bureau will release research briefs highlighting important demographic, program and wealth measures throughout 2019.  

SIPP is a longitudinal survey that involves repeated observations of the same people over a four-year period. It allows researchers to understand how income level and participation in assistance programs change over time. (Scheduled for release May 31.)

Men’s Fertility and Fatherhood: 2014

For the first time, the Census Bureau is releasing data on the fertility of men in the United States. Data in this report include the demographics and educational attainment of fathers, and information about the ways men father. Data come from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

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Economic

2018 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns

Data in this report are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 to 2017 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES), which collects information on expenditures for new and used structures and equipment by all U.S. nonfarm businesses. The Capital Spending Report series covers spending by two-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry sector in a 10-year moving window ending with the most recent ACES reference year — 2017 in the current report. Estimates for penultimate years in each report are subject to revision. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 29.)

2016 Statistics of U.S. Businesses Tables

These data include single-year estimates for metropolitan statistical areas, counties, and congressional districts by industry and enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, establishments, employment and annual payroll. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/susb.html>. (Scheduled for release May 31.)

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: 2018

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 will also be released. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 20.)

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Facts for Features

The Fourth of July

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in May.)

Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July)

To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

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Stats for Stories

Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting the Census Bureau’s newsworthy statistics that relate to current events, observances, holidays and anniversaries. The story ideas are intended to assist the media in story mining and producing content for their respective audiences. Dates with Presidential Proclamations are marked with (P).

  • American Housing Month: June 2019
  • National Caribbean-American Month: June 2019
  • National Ocean Month: June 2019
  • Great Outdoors Month: June 2019
  • LGBT Pride Month: June 2019
  • National Dairy Month: June 2019
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30, 2019
  • 100 Years Ago Congress Passed the 19th Amendment: June 4
  • Cheese Day: June 4, 2019
  • D-Day: June 6, 2019
  • National Doughnut Day: June 7, 2019
  • National Nursing Assistant Day & Week: June 13 and 13-19, 2019
  • Father’s Day: June 16, 2019
  • Summer Begins: June 21

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include fingering the suspects in “Prints Among Men” (May 25), and cows take a bow in “National Daily Month” (June 12).

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 May 10, 2019)

2019 American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference

May 16 — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with many other survey research professionals across the nation, will present findings at the 74th Annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference May 16-19, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is “Populism Around the World!” 

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Demographic

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2018

May 23 — Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places and minor civil divisions — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2018, as well as rankings based on population growth.

Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2018

May 23 — Internet tables showing annual housing unit estimates for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2018, as well as rankings based on housing unit growth.

Report on Multidimensional Deprivation in the United States

May 22 — This report, Multidimensional Deprivation in the United States: 2017, presents a new research measure (the Multidimensional Deprivation Index or MDI) intended to complement, not replace, the Official Poverty Measure or Supplemental Poverty Measure. While both the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure focus on income, the MDI has six dimensions: standard of living, education, health, economic security, housing quality, and neighborhood quality. The report will also present estimates of poverty using the official definition of poverty and estimates of deprivation using the MDI based on information collected primarily in the American Community Survey.

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Economic

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Employment

May 21 — Census Bureau subject matter experts will provide practical ways to use our employment data from business and demographic programs. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools.

2017 Census of Governments: Finance – Survey of School System Finances (School System Finance Data)

May 21 — These tables provide a detailed look at how public elementary-secondary school systems are funded and how those funds are spent on education and services for our nation’s children. The statistics, released annually, provide information on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets of our public school systems. The tables include per-pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, support services, special education, school lunches, transportation and school system employee salaries. 

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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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Stats for Stories

Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting the Census Bureau’s newsworthy statistics that relate to current events, observances, holidays and anniversaries. The story ideas are intended to assist the media in story mining and producing content for their respective audiences. Dates with Presidential Proclamations are marked with (P).

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Blogs

Filing in AESDirect: How do you find your Internal Transaction Number?

Written by: Maritza Torres, Governments Trade Management Division — May 22 — Have you wondered how to find your Internal Transaction Number (ITN) after submitting an export filing in AESDirect? Let’s look at the different ways to find your ITN.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include a new record in “Beginning the Spinning” (May 16) and filling your inbox in “Sour Notes” (May 22). 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. Click here for a complete list.

Explore Census Data

This new platform on data.census.gov is based on overwhelming feedback to streamline the way you get data and digital content from the Census Bureau.

2020 Census: Type of Enumeration Area (TEA) Viewer

This map application shows how different geographic areas will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census.

Census Geocoder

Provides interactive and programmatic (REST) access to users interested in matching addresses to geographic locations and entities containing those addresses.

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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.

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our Census Academy page. Login details will be provided at least 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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