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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Aug. 28, 2009 TP09-18


2010 Census

Address Canvassing Operation Complete — The 2010 Census remains on track with completion of the field work required to verify residential addresses for the mailing of 2010 Census questionnaires next March. The operation, known as "address canvassing," required updating and verifying a list of more than 145 million addresses across the country and Puerto Rico. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

American Community Survey

2008 Data Release — The U.S. Census Bureau will release data from the 2008 American Community Survey on Tuesday, Sept. 22. This release will include all one-year estimates from data collected in 2008 -- including income and poverty estimates. In addition to the full complement of social, economic and housing data, this release will also include estimates on health insurance coverage, marital history and veterans' service-connected disability ratings for the first time. These estimates will be available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district and all counties, places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The data will be available Sept. 17 on an embargoed basis for media use.

The Foreign-Born Labor Force in the United States: 2007 — This analysis from American Community Survey data looks at the characteristics of the civilian foreign-born vs. native labor force population on topics that include educational attainment, occupation and industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late August/early September.)


Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2008 — On Sept. 10, the Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to announce the official national 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. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. (A media advisory is scheduled for release Sept. 3, and a news release will be distributed Sept. 10.)

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 September/early October.)


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 September.)

2007 State and Local Government Finances — Complete statistics on the financial activity of all 50 state governments from the 2007 Census of Governments. Data cover revenues by type (taxes and federal aid), expenditures by character (current operations, capital outlay, payments to other governments), expenditures by function (welfare, health, education, natural resources), indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-September.)

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. (Scheduled for release Aug. 31.)

Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) — Dig in to this feast of economic and demographic statistics pertaining to the menu of culinary delights consumed on Turkey Day. (Scheduled for release Sept. 24.)



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 what brown can do for you in "UPS Established" (Aug. 31) and going with the grain in "National Rice Month" (Sept. 19).

The August daily features are available at <>. September's features will be loaded in late August.

The URL for MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access is <>.
Profile America and Al Día daily features may be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at <>.

Recently Released

(Since Aug. 14, 2009)


Comparison of ACS and ASEC Data on Veteran Status and Period of Military Service: 2007 — Aug. 26 — The report focuses on comparisons of national and state distributions of veteran status and period of military service between the 2007 American Community Survey and the 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. It examines how, at the national level, the age distribution of veterans and, at the state level, how the percent of the adult population who are veterans differs between the surveys.
Internet address: <>.


2007 Economic Census of Island Areas, Geographic Area Series: American Samoa — Aug. 28 — 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.
Internet address: <>

2007 Economic Census: Accommodation and Food Services Industry Series — Aug.14 — This is a series of national-level data files on the accommodation and food services sector (NAICS 72). These include data for industries such as hotels, full- and limited-service restaurants, bars and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. These data will be released through September.
Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August — Profile America segments included a dark day on the diamond in "Baseball Fatality" (Aug. 17) and drilling a gusher in "First Oil Well's 150th" (Aug. 27).
Internet address: <>.


2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — Informational videos (including one in Spanish) addressing varied audiences and explaining how the 2010 Census will benefit people of every race and ethnicity are available. 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: <,n1>.

2010 Census B-Roll — Video documentation of census operations are available for use by broadcast media.
Internet address: <>.

Online Testimonial Gallery — Short statements of support for 2010 Census participation from key partners are available. 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: <,n22>.


Photos of 2010 Census operations in progress and to come can be found on the Census Bureau's photo site. 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.
Internet address: <>.

News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: July 15, 2014