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Tip Sheet Number 15 — August 16, 2019

Release Number TP19-15
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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 Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012-2016

This report describes the foreign-born population 65 years and older in the United States using data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey five-year estimates. The study examines population size and geographic distribution; social and demographic characteristics (sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, country and region of birth, year of entry, citizenship status, language spoken at home, marital status, educational attainment, disability status, living arrangements); and economic characteristics (homeownership, labor force participation, poverty status, health insurance coverage and income). (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 28.)

2013-2017 American Community Survey Migration Package

This product provides information about the domestic migration of persons 1 year and over using 2013-2017 American Community Survey five-year estimates. Tables include migration flows between counties, metro areas and a limited number of minor civil divisions based on residence one year ago. (Scheduled for release Aug. 29.)

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 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 late August.)

Select Maps on the Population 65 and Older in the United States by County: 2013-2017

This county-level map series presents geographic patterns in the population age 65 and older, with a focus on disability. Data come from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. The maps show distribution of the older population and prevalence of disability combined with select characteristics. Indicators include living alone, widowhood, poverty status and labor force participation, and compare the total older population with those with a disability. This map series also showcases dot density maps that illustrate population distribution of the older population and the disabled older population in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

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Demographic

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2016. The report includes demographic and income data about custodial parents and details child support income for custodial parents living below the poverty level. (Scheduled for release Aug. 29.)

Annual Current Population Table Package: 2017-2018

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new tables from the 2017 and 2018 Current Population Survey. These tables include detailed social and economic statistics by sex for the Hispanic, black, Asian, older and foreign-born populations. The foreign-born table package highlights characteristics of the foreign-born population by world region of birth and generation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and will compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and a table showing state-level coverage for 2017 and 2018 from the American Community Survey one-year estimates. It will include data for the 2018 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and will compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

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Economic

2017 Annual Business Survey

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is a joint project between the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. It provides statistics on minority-owned business estimates, including firms, receipts, payroll and employment demographics such as gender, race, ethnicity and veteran status. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

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Facts for Features

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

During this month-long observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The U.S. Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 20.)

Halloween (Oct. 31)

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 U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Scheduled for release Aug. 28.)

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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).

  • National Wilderness Month: September 2019
  • National Preparedness Month: September 2019
  • Labor Day: Sept. 2, 2019
  • Brazil Independence Day (1822): Sept. 7, 2019
  • Grandparents Day: Sept. 8, 2019
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: Sept. 11, 2019
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2019
  • National Stepfamily Day: Sept. 16, 2019
  • Mexico Independence Day: Sept. 16, 2019
  • Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 16-22, 2019
  • National Staffing Employee Week: Sept. 16-22, 2019
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: Sept. 17, 2019
  • National Dance Day: Sept. 21, 2019
  • 71st Emmy Awards (television): Sept. 22, 2019
  • World Tourism Day: Sept. 27, 2019
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day: Sept. 27, 2019
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day: Sept. 28, 2019
  • National Coffee Day: Sept. 29

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include a snacking staple in “Crunch Time” (Aug. 24) and capturing the moment in “Picture This” (Sept. 4).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>. There the menu options allow selection for Profile America, with download options for MP3 and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

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Recently Released
(Released since Aug. 2, 2019)

Census Bureau to Host Webinar on New Updates to Data.census.gov

Aug. 8 — The U.S. Census Bureau scheduled a webinar to unveil the latest updates to its new site, data.census.gov. With no new releases in American FactFinder, data.census.gov is the primary way to access information from the Census Bureau’s most popular surveys and programs. The webinar had a live demonstration of our late-summer updates to prepare for next month’s releases from the 2018 American Community Survey and 2017 Economic Census.

Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes

Aug. 6 — The U.S. Census Bureau released new data on employment mobility for college graduates as part of the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes pilot research program. These new data show how college graduates are employed, in which industries and their employment mobility. The Census Bureau plans to release a new visualization tool soon that will make it easier to interact with the data.

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2020 Census

Census Bureau to Host News Conference on Address Canvassing

Aug. 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau hosted a 2020 Census news conference. Census Bureau leadership briefed the public on address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Census Bureau leaders discussed the timeline for the Address Canvassing Operation, highlighted key 2020 Census operational milestones and provided an update on additional operations on track for the 2020 Census. Speakers took questions from the media during the news conference. Spanish

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Economic

Census Business Builder 2.6

Aug. 16 — This release will include new Employment and related data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages as well as updates to other Census Bureau data. It will also include new region selection options in the Regional Analyst Edition, and the ability to drill down to detailed business size data in both editions. For more information on the latest CBB update, go to the Census Business Builder homepage.

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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.

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Blogs

AES: Calculating Units of Measure
Aug. 15 — Written by: Noel Horner, International Trade and Development — When filing Electronic Export Information into the Automated Export System, most Schedule B numbers require quantities in designated units of measurement (UOM). Depending on the commodity classification code, the UOMs use many kinds of units and are important to ensure the accuracy and consistency of trade data. This blog will provide an overview of how to calculate square meters, which measure area, and cubic meters, which measure volume.
The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $55.2 billion in June 2019

Aug. 2 — Written by: Rachel Butler — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $55.2 billion in June, down $0.2 billion from $55.3 billion in May, revised.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include brushing up on health in “Fresh Breath Day” (Aug. 7) and a museum piece in “Nation’s Knick-Knacks” (Aug. 10). 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.

2020 Census: In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer

This map application shows the percentage of basic collection units (BCUs) and housing units (HUs) in the Self-Response Type of Enumeration Areas.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance

Access data from various sources on HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence for countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania.

Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) (Beta)

Compare employment outcomes for post-secondary graduates through this dynamic charting visualization.

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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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