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Aug. 14, 2009 TP09-17

Upcoming

2010 Census

Address Canvassing — Approximately 140,000 census workers, hired from within each local community, covered most neighborhoods to identify each residential address. This will help ensure everyone residing in the United States receives a 2010 Census questionnaire. This was the first visible sign that the decennial census is approaching and the first use of hand-held technology by the Census Bureau. The result of this effort will be the most comprehensive U.S. address list in existence. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late August.)

Demographic

America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2007 — Who are America's stay-at-home moms? Do they tend to have more or less education than mothers in the workforce? Are they younger or older? This report is based on a special tabulation using data from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey to provide a look at the basic trends in household and family composition. It shows state-level variation in the kinds of households children live in, such as married-couple families, unmarried-partner households and single-parent families. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late August.)

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2008 — On Sept. 10, the Census Bureau will release the consolidated report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for the nation, based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the 2009 Current Population Survey.

Economic

2007 Economic Census: Mining Industry Series — This is a series of national-level data files on the mining sector (NAICS 21). These include data for industries such as crude petroleum, natural gas, gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, sand, gravel and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, shipments, payroll, number of employees, value of product shipments and other data items by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

2007 Economic Census of Island Areas, Geographic Area Series: American Samoa — The data include the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees and other data items for American Samoa -- a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 27.)

Facts for Features

Halloween (Oct. 31) — This spookiest of nights, featuring the young and young-at-heart disguising themselves as ghosts, goblins and other outlandish characters, is the subject of a collection of Census Bureau statistics from demographic and economic subject areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug 31.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August and September — Profile America is a daily, 60-second audio 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 the non-baseball look at "Safe at Home Week" (Aug. 24) and a report on where the time went in "Calendar Change" (Sept. 2).

The August daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>. September's features will be loaded in late August.

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

Recently Released

(Since July 13, 2009)

2010 Census

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Creates More Than 2,200 Census Bureau Jobs — July 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it met the July 1 deadline to create more than 2,200 jobs across the country. The new employees will support the 2010 Census partnership program.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb09-cn14.html>.

Demographic

State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2008 — Aug. 8 — VGeary County, in northeast Kansas, had the highest growth rate of housing units of any county in the nation in 2008. These estimates show the nation's housing stock at the national, state and county levels.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/popest/housing/housing.html>.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates — Aug. 3 — These 2006 estimates show the demographic characteristics of people with and without health insurance coverage for every state and county in the nation. They are based on models combining data from a variety of sources, including the Current Population Survey, Census 2000, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program, County Business Patterns and administrative records. They are the only source for county-level estimates of health insurance coverage status until this fall, when single-year estimates from the 2008 American Community Survey for all geographic areas with total populations of 65,000 or more are released.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/health_care_insurance/cb09-124.html>.

Economic

2009 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns: 1999-2007 — Aug. 4 — Spending by all U.S. nonfarm businesses on new and used structures and equipment increased 17 percent, or nearly $201 billion, to a total of $1.362 trillion in 2007. This compares with an earlier cyclical peak of $1.161 trillion in 2000. A look at capital expenditure patterns reveals data about firms with and without employees, expenditures for structures and equipment, and expenditures for major industry sectors. The data comes from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_surveys/cb09-121.html>.

2007 Economic Census: Educational Services Industry Series — July 31 — This is a series of national-level data files on the educational services sector (NAICS 61). These include data for industries such as business schools, technical and trade schools, driving schools and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line receipts or revenue and other data items by industry. These data will be released through September 2009.
<http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-ds_name=EC0761I3&-_lang=en>.

2007 Economic Census: Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Series — July 31 — This is a series of national-level data files on the health care and social assistance sector (NAICS 62). These include data for industries such as doctor's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line receipts or revenue and other data items by industry. These data will be released through September 2009.
<http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&-ds_name=EC0762I3&-_lang=en>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August — Profile America segments included the wonderful world of "Louis Armstrong" (Aug. 4) and celebrating those who truly make a difference in "Inventors Month" (Aug. 9).
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Video

2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — New versions of this informational video (including one in Spanish) addressing varied audiences and explaining how the 2010 Census will benefit people of every race and ethnicity. 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 times vary (3-5 minutes).
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/portrait-of-america/index.php?v,n1>.

Online Testimonial Gallery — Short statements of support for 2010 Census participation from key partners. Spokespersons stress the importance of answering the census questionnaire, the ease in responding and the benefits an accurate census brings to the nation and communities. Running times vary (generally 1-2 minutes).
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/testimonials/testimonials-partner/index.php?v,n22>.

Photo

Photos of 2010 Census operations in progress and to come can be found on the Census Bureau's photo site: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>. Operations shown include address canvassing, the mailout of questionnaires, questionnaire drop-offs in rural areas (update/leave), and nonresponse follow-up, where enumerators visit housing units that have not mailed back a questionnaire.

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: July 15, 2014