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Commuters Still Driving Alone — Despite rising gas prices, the nation’s workers are not using public transportation at a greater rate. This look at 2005 American Community Survey data shows how commuters at the national, state and local level (areas of 65,000 population or more) are getting to work. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 13.)
35 Million People Live in Hurricane-Prone Areas — About 35 million people live in areas directly threatened by Atlantic hurricanes — stretching along the coastal areas from North Carolina to Texas. The Census Bureau has posted information and maps online that emergency planners may use to gauge the needs in their area. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-June.)
Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2006 — Last year, Phoenix appeared on the verge of becoming the nation’s fifth largest city. Find out if that happens when July 1, 2006, estimates of the population of the nation’s incorporated places — cities, towns, villages and boroughs — are released. (Tentatively scheduled for release late June.)
Profiles of Older Workers — A series of reports for 31 states provides a detailed picture of workers 55 and older at the county and metropolitan area levels for 2004, based on data from the Local Employment Dynamics program. The reports highlight the age of the states’ work force, job gains and losses, industries in which workers are concentrated and job stability and earnings. (The first report, for Iowa, is tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)
Back to School — Although the last day of school has yet to arrive for many students, the Census Bureau is already looking forward to the start of the 2007-08 school year. This fact sheet presents statistics from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country’s schools. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-June.)
Labor Day (Sept. 3) — This day, which for many marks the end of summer, is a longtime federal holiday (since 1894) honoring our nation’s workers. The Census Bureau spotlights our nation’s work force through this array of data from our demographic subject area. (Tentatively scheduled for release early July.)
Profile America and Al Dia (Spanish) for May/June — Upcoming segments include “Father’s Day” (June 17) and “Canada Day” (July 1). The entire set of June daily features is available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>. The entire set of July daily features will be available for direct downloads on June 29.
The URL for the daily or monthly MP3 downloads is the same for the page you use to establish subscription podcast access: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>. This is where the WAV files will appear, as well.
Profile America and Al Dia daily features can all be auditioned and downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
(Since May 25, 2007)
The American Community: 2004 — May 31 — These reports contain data for the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population and the American Indian and Alaska Native population based on information from the 2004 American Community Survey. Each report provides information on a number of characteristics (e.g., education, household type, income, commuting, etc.). Data are presented in tables, figures and maps. Internet address:
ACS-06 The American Community — Pacific Islanders: 2004
ACS-07 The American Community — American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2004
2005 County Business Patterns — May 31 — The nation added 112,000 new business establishments with paid employees between 2004 and 2005, contributing to 1.24 million new jobs and a 5.4 percent increase in the annual payroll for all such establishments. Internet address:
Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26) — May 29 — Internet address:
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May/June — Recently released segments include “America’s First Daily Newspaper” (May 30) and “Graduation” (June 3). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>
“America’s Changing; so is the Census” (5:45) — This award-wining video covers the American Community Survey, which is conducted in every community across the country every month. “America’s Changing …” is available for viewing as video-on-demand; the complete script is also available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/videos/census_operations.php>.
For more information, please write us at <PIO@census.gov>.
“American Community Survey B-roll” (#V07-027) (13:25) — An updated version of the U.S. Census Bureau’s official stock shot reel of ACS survey-taking scenes. Review and order the B-roll via the online American Community Survey news media tool kit at