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July 18, 2008 TP08-15



National Population Projections: 2008-2050 — What will our nation look like demographically at midcentury? Annual projections of the U.S. population, by age, race and Hispanic origin through 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. Oklahoma's report is scheduled for release in late 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 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. This 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.)

County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2007 — How diverse is your county? County-level population estimates tabulated by these demographic characteristics will provide the answer. (Tentatively scheduled for embargoed release in early August.)

School Enrollment: 2006 — In 2006, more students were in college and high school and fewer in nursery, kindergarten, and elementary school compared with 2000. High school dropouts constituted 11 percent of the population 18 to 24. States with the highest concentration of dropouts were predominantly along the entire southern border of the United States. These are among the highlights of this report, which discusses school enrollment levels and trends in the population 3 and older. The report is based on data collected in 2006 from the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)


2006 Nonemployer Statistics — The report provides data for the U.S., and by state, metro area and county on the number of establishments and sales or receipts of businesses without paid employees that are subject to federal income tax. (Tentatively scheduled for embargoed release in late July.)

Facts for Features

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.)

Model T Centennial — To commemorate the introduction of the car widely considered to be the most influential of the 20th century, the Census Bureau presents a collection of statistics examining the auto industry, new car sales and the prevalence of automobiles now and a century ago. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early August.)

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



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) — Upcoming segments include the first presidential opinion poll (July 24) and America's first radio station (Aug. 20). The July and August 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 July 3, 2008)

American Community Survey

2008 Release Schedule — June 15 — The Census Bureau will release data from the 2007 American Community Survey beginning Aug. 26. One-year estimates will be available for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Three-year estimates will be available in December for population areas of 20,000 or more.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb08-cn63.html>.


Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — July 14 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Kentucky's report is available at <http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/ledow04ky.pdf>. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2007 — July 10 — New Orleans, hard-hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was the fastest-growing large city in the nation between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007. This follows the city having the largest rate of population loss since 2000. Columbus, Ga., had the largest percentage decrease from 2006 to 2007, and Cleveland suffered the largest numerical decline in population from 2006 to 2007.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-106.html>.

Facts for Features

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — July 9 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff15.html>.

Grandparents Day (Sept. 7) — July 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff14.html>.

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


Census Data and Emergency Preparedness — Census Bureau has updated this Web site to include a custom analysis of the wildfire-impacted areas in California. The package uses maps and data to show the potential impact on the local economy and the labor force, including the number of people who live in the affected areas, the number of people who work in the areas, the age of workers and residents, monthly earnings and the industries most affected.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/emergencies/>



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. It 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 JulyProfile America segments "First Concrete Road" (July 9) and "Cell Phone Courtesy" (July 14).
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>.
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