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A product of the U.S. Census Bureau's Public Information Office

July 2, 2008 TP08-14



Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2007 — North Las Vegas, Nev., had the nation’s fastest growth rate among large cities (100,000 or more population) last year. Find out whether this Las Vegas suburb will repeat this distinction when July 1, 2007, population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places — cities, towns, villages and boroughs — are released. (Tentatively scheduled for embargoed release in mid-July.)

National Population Projections — What will our nation look like demographically at mid-century? Annual projections of the U.S. population, by age, race, and Hispanic origin, through the year 2050, will reveal the answer. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late July.)

Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Kentucky’s report is scheduled for release in mid-July. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

Fertility of American Women: 2006 — The first Census Bureau report on fertility patterns of American women to use data from the American Community Survey, making it the first to include state-by-state comparisons of fertility characteristics. Data from the Current Population Survey are also included, permitting historical comparisons. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid/late July.)

Families and Living Arrangements: 2007 — The latest look at our nation’s married-couple and single-parent families, stay-at-home mothers and fathers, people who live alone, children who live with grandparents and more. Data, from the Current Population Survey, includes a breakdown by age, race and ethnic origin, as well as personal earnings and dependence on public assistance. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late July or early August.)


Business Help Site — A wealth of useful information is available on the Census Bureau’s Business Help Site to help companies complete forms for more than a dozen monthly, quarterly and annual economic surveys, and assist in filing electronically. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-July.)

Facts for Features

Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) — On this day intended for grandchildren to tap the wisdom of their grandparents, the Census Bureau tells the demographic story of these unsung role models and caregivers. (Scheduled for release July 7.)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — Seven Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile – celebrate their independence days on or near Sept. 15. Thus this date is the starting point of the celebration of U.S. Latino culture and traditions. This fact sheet presents data from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to the nation’s Hispanic population. (Scheduled for release July 9.)

Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 21-27) — The third full week of September is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s singles and their contributions to society. The Census Bureau presents statistics about this group from its demographic and economic subject areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late July.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) — Upcoming segments include “Arthur Ashe” (July 10) and “First Automobile Ad” (July 30). The 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 June 20, 2008)


Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2006 — July 1 — Some 96 million voted in the 2006 congressional elections, an increase of 7 million from 2002. About 48 percent of voting-age citizens cast a ballot in 2006. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-102.html>.

2006 County Business Patterns — June 27 — The report provides data by county on the number of establishments, number of employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for the nation’s 7.5 million businesses with employees. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/cb08-96.html>

Census Data and Emergency Preparedness — June 24 — The Census Bureau has created a custom analysis of the flood and tornado-impacted areas in Iowa. The package uses maps and reports to show where people who work in each city live, where people who live in each city work, as well as work force demographics that include age, earnings, industry distribution and local work force indicators. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/emergencies/>

Facts for Features

Labor Day (Sept. 1) — July 1 — This day, often considered the unofficial end of summer, is a longtime federal holiday (since 1894) honoring our nation’s workers. This fact sheet includes an array of demographic data spotlighting our nation’s labor force. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff13.html>.

Back to School — June 16 — Although summer vacation has not quite arrived yet for many students, the Census Bureau is already looking ahead to the start of the 2008-09 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 in late summer. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff12.html>.

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


U.S. Census Bureau’s National Processing Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary — The National Processing Center observed its 50th anniversary in Jeffersonville, Ind., on July 1. Commerce Under Secretary Cynthia A. Glassman and Census Bureau Director Steve H. Murdock participated in the event. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb08-cn62.html>.



2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — This informational video explains how communities benefit from Census Bureau data collection efforts. Testimonials describe the importance of a complete and accurate count and why the 2010 Census will be the most important count in our nation’s history. Shows data collection operations in action. Running time is 3:10. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>


Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June and July — Profile America segments included “Candy” (June 22) and “Estee Lauder 100th” (July 1). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

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