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Feb. 15, 2008 TP08-04

Upcoming

Demographic

States in Focus: Pre-Primary/Caucus Snapshots — A look at the population, selected characteristics and 2004 voting percentage of each state as it approaches its 2008 primary or caucus. Profiles for Mississippi, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming will be released on Feb. 27.

Living Arrangements of Children: 2004 — Examines the diversity of children's living arrangements, from living with two biological parents to living in blended families. These national-level data come from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns: 1961-2003 — Analyzes trends in women's work experience before their first child, identifies the maternity leave arrangements they use before and after the birth and examines how rapidly they return to work. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005 — Tables provide data on child care arrangements of preschoolers and grade-schoolers according to various demographic characteristics of the mother. They also profile children who care for themselves on a regular basis and examine the size of weekly child care payments made by selected characteristics of the family. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

County and City Data Book: 2007 — Where is the fastest growing labor force? Which city gets the most rainfall? This data book provides population, housing and business data for counties and cities with 25,000 or more residents, and places of 2,500 or more residents. It incorporates information from government agencies and private nonprofit organizations, covering everything from area populations to vital statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

Profiles of Older Workers — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Colorado, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland and Kentucky are scheduled to be released over the next month or two.

Economic

New Foreign Trade Regulations Take Effect — The U.S. Census Bureau's first major revision in two decades includes new legal and online filing requirements, modified filing timeframes and stricter penalties. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-February.)

Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures: 2007 — This report shows detailed statistics on capital expenditures and operating costs for pollution prevention and pollution treatment for the manufacturing sector. These data are available by cost category (treatment/capture, prevention, disposal and recycling) and the media (air, water discharge and solid waste), both by state and industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

     Current Industrial Reports provide monthly, quarterly and annual measures of industrial activity. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting and decision-making in the private sector. <http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/>

Facts for Features

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with statistical information on this group. Included is a separate set of statistics for Asians, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. (Scheduled for release on March 3.)

Older Americans Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of our nation's older citizens with a collection of data on the demographic characteristics of the population 65 and older. (Scheduled for release on March 3.)

Cinco de Mayo — "The Fifth of May," a national holiday in Mexico, has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. The Census Bureau joins in the festivities with a collection of data relating to U.S. residents of Mexican descent. (Scheduled for release on March 5.)

     Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Internet

New History Web Site — The Census Bureau will have a new Internet site dedicated to the history of census taking in the United States since 1790. The site will contain information about the decennial and economic censuses, surveys, the agency, innovations and notable Census Bureau alumni. Additional links allow visitors to browse decade-by-decade historical facts and pop culture items related to the censuses, including photographic images, publications and historic documents. (Tentatively scheduled for release in March.)

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for February — Upcoming segments include "50th Daytona 500" (Feb. 16) and "'M*A*S*H' Signs Off" (Feb. 28). The February daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

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 be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Recently Released

(Since Feb. 1, 2008)

Demographic

USA Counties — Feb. 12 — This compendium features more than 5,900 data items for the United States, the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia), and all of the nation's 3,141 counties and county equivalents. It covers many areas, such as agriculture, building permits, crime, education, elections, employment, housing, poverty and social programs. It is the most comprehensive source for data on counties in the United States. Internet address: <http://censtats.census.gov/usa/usa.shtml>

Wisconsin in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 13 — Wisconsin had a 2007 population of 5.6 million that included a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn47.html>.

Hawaii in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 13 — Hawaii had a 2007 population of about 1.3 million that included a higher percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders and a higher percentage of Asians than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn46.html>.

Maryland in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 -- Maryland had a 2007 population of 5.6 million that included a higher percentage of blacks, a lower percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn42.html>.

Washington in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 -- Washington had a 2007 population of 6.5 million that included a higher percentage of Asians and a lower percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn45.html>.

Louisiana in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 — Louisiana had a 2007 population of 4.3 million that included a lower percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a higher percentage of blacks than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn41.html>.

Virginia in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 — Virginia had a 2007 population of 7.7 million that included a higher percentage of blacks and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn44.html>.

Nebraska in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 — Nebraska had a 2007 population of 1.8 million that included a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a lower percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn43.html>.

District of Columbia in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — Feb. 6 — The District of Columbia had a 2007 population of about 588,000 that included a higher percentage of blacks and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn40.html>.

Profiles of Older Workers: Delaware — Feb. 11 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/2008-02-11_aging_population.html>.

Economic

Economic Census Forms Due — Feb. 11 — Forms for the 2007 Economic Census, sent to more than 4 million businesses in December, were due back Feb. 12. Data from the economic census provide the foundation for the gross domestic product and other economic statistics, and also support both public policy and private business decisions. Internet address: <http://www.business.census.gov>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January — Segments included "G.I. Joe" (Feb. 5) and "Computer Wins at Chess" (Feb. 10). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Photo

Public Information Office Photo Services — Internet pages have been updated to provide access to three key photo offerings: “Enumerators and Field Representatives,” “Census Bureau Headquarters” and “National Processing Center.” All images are free for use. Go to the Census Bureau home page at <http://www.census.gov>, and click on “Broadcast and Photo Services.” The direct link to the photo galleries is <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/photos/>.

News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014