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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Oct. 24, 2008 TP08-22


American Community Survey

Foreign-Born Characteristics: 2007 — There were an estimated 38 million people in 2007 living in the United States who were born outside of the country. New data profiles show educational attainment, income, year of entry, occupations and more based on a group's country of birth. For example, Chinese-born residents in one part of the country are much more likely to graduate high school than others. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-November.)


Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — The Census Bureau is releasing a series of state reports on workers 55 and older. Pennsylvania's report is tentatively scheduled for release in late October. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

Facts for Features

Holiday Season — The Census Bureau presents numerous facts and figures related to Christmas and other holidays this joyous time of year. (Tentatively scheduled for release Oct. 29.)

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) — Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes from key events, observances or commemorations for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau. Upcoming segments include a breakthrough in timekeeping with the "First Electronic Watch" (Oct. 25) and a new way of keeping track of sales in "Cash Register Invented" (Nov. 2). The October and November 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 Oct. 10, 2008)


Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — Sept. 23 — The Census Bureau is releasing a series of state reports on workers 55 and older. Reports on Tennessee and Washington are the latest released. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.


2007 State and Local Government Employment and Payroll — Oct. 22 — The nation's 89,526 state and local governments employed 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees in 2007, a 4.5 percent increase from 2002. These figures are the first comprehensive data to be released from the 2007 Census of Governments. Local governments include counties, cities, townships, special districts and school districts.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/employment_occupations/cb08-157.html>.

Facts for Features

2008 World Series — Oct. 21 — The Tampa Bay Rays face the Philadelphia Phillies in the 104th edition of major league baseball's championship series. The Census Bureau has compiled a collection of statistics related to the two metropolitan areas -- Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., and Philadelphia.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ffse06.html>

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — Oct. 16 — Presidents have signed proclamations to honor the nation's 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff18.html>

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) — Oct. 16 — 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, their racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the number who vote.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff19.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. 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 August and September — Profile America segments included a look at Lillian Gish and Helen Hayes in "Two Great Actresses" (Oct. 14), and the attention paid to renewable sources of energy in "First Wind Turbine" (Oct. 19).
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