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2010 Census Integrated Communications Campaign Contract Award — This contract — estimated to be worth about $200 million — will be at the forefront of a multifaceted, integrated effort to increase the mail response rate, improve accuracy, reduce the differential undercount and encourage cooperation during nonresponse follow-up operations for the next census. (Scheduled for release Sept. 6.)
2006 Social, Economic and Housing Characteristics Data Release — On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will release the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) data on social, demographic and housing characteristics for the nation, states, every congressional district and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. This is the first year that ACS data includes group quarters (prisons, dorms, nursing homes, etc.).
Group Quarters and Selected Population Profiles — On Sept. 27, the Census Bureau will release the third and final 2006 ACS data, which will include workplace geography data and separate profiles for select race and ethnic groups, and, for the first time since 1990, profiles of the group-quarters populations. Data cover geographies and groups with populations of 65,000 or more.
Reasons People Do Not Work: 2004 — People 15 or older list reasons they had not worked at a paid job for at least the prior four consecutive months, according to the national Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early September.)
Profiles of Older Workers — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Vermont is the third state to be released in the series, followed by Indiana, Arkansas and Hawaii. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)
Health and Health Care of the Older Population in Urban and Rural China: 2000 — An examination of activity limitations, self-assessed health, chronic disease status and lifestyle behaviors of China’s older population. Also looks at the mental health and utilization of health care services by Chinese 60 and older. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early September.)
Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2005 — This report shows national-level trends of child-support income received by parents for children whose other parent lives elsewhere. It also examines other types of support received for the children, such as health insurance and noncash assistance. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-September.)
State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2006 — Last year, Florida had four counties in the top 10 with the fastest housing gains in the nation. Updated estimates of the nation’s housing stock at the national, state and county levels for 2006 will show whether this pattern continues. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-September.)
Population of Hurricane-Affected Areas — The Census Bureau will issue population estimates and maps of areas that could be impacted by the next named storm or hurricane that threatens landfall on U.S. soil.
2006 State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems — Annual data on revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership for public employee-retirement systems. Data are shown for individual retirement systems as well as aggregately at the national, state and local levels. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late September.)
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — Presidents have signed proclamations to honor the nation's approximately 4.5 million American Indian and Alaska Natives each year at this time. This group is younger and has larger families than the national population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-September.)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) — Parades and speeches across the country, as well as a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, highlight this federal holiday. Some of the statistics from this day include the number of veterans in the country (24.1 million), their racial and ethnic backgrounds (2.1 million are black), and the number who vote (17.4 million). (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-September.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August/September — Upcoming segments include “Labor Day” (Sept. 3) and “Hispanic Heritage Month” (Sept. 16). The August daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>. The September daily features will be available for direct downloads today.
The URL for MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access is <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>. Profile America and Al Día 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 Aug. 17, 2007)
Census Issues Clarification on 2010 Census and Law Enforcement — Aug. 18 — Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon makes a statement regarding recent misinformation in the media. Internet address:
Income, Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage and American Community Survey: 2006 — Aug. 28 — National household income rise, the poverty rate declines and the number of uninsured is up. Internet address:
Population Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Demographic Dimensions 2006 — Aug. 20 — The report focuses on the projected changes in the older population between 2006 and 2030 for 42 African countries south of the Sahara Desert with total populations of 1 million or more. Internet address:
Halloween (Oct. 31) — Aug. 30 — Numerous data statistics pertaining to the scariest of holidays. Internet address:
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August — Segments include “Back to School” (Aug. 20) and “Hurricane Katrina Anniversary” (Aug. 29). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
“America’s Changing; so is the Census” (5:45) — This award-winning 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, 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 from the online American Community Survey news media tool kit at