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Sept. 25, 2009 TP09-20

Upcoming

American Community Survey

Additional 2008 American Community Survey Data — Economic data related to family income, poverty and receipt of food stamps will be released Sept. 29. This data was collected throughout 2008 and includes areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Most social, housing and demographic data from the 2008 survey was released Sept. 21.

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 October.)

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Demographic

The Hispanic Origin Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — National-level tabulations from the Current Population Survey on this population group are shown by a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. They include information on the generational distribution of the Hispanic population, as well as of specific groups, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban. There are also tabulations on educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, year of entry of the foreign-born, household type, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings and poverty, housing tenure, mobility and health insurance status. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late September.)

Selected Characteristics of Baby Boomers 42 to 60 Years Old in 2006 — This PowerPoint presentation provides a look at a variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the baby boom generation, such as geographic distribution, marital status, educational attainment and income, and compares them with adults in younger and older age groups. The analysis uses data from a variety of sources, including the 2006 American Community Survey, 2006 population estimates, population projections and Census 2000. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late September.)

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. (Scheduled for release Oct. 1.)

USA Counties — This latest update features more than 6,500 data items at the national, state and county level from a variety of sources. New and revised data items include 2008 Housing Unit Estimates, 2008 Consolidated Federal Funds Reports, 2008 Supplemental Security Income, 2008 Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits, 2007 County Business Patterns, 2007 Physicians, 2007 Nonemployer Statistics and 2006 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-October.)

Economic

2007 State and Local Government Finances — Complete statistics on the financial activity of state and local governments from the 2007 Census of Governments. Aggregate data for every state 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. (Scheduled for release Sept. 30.)

2009 2nd Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — Are sales and income tax revenue increasing or declining? This summary shows quarterly tax revenue data on property, sales, license, income and other taxes. Data are shown for individual state governments as well as national-level estimates of total state and local taxes, including 12-month calculations. This quarterly survey has been conducted continuously since 1962. (Scheduled for release by Sept. 30.)

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.)

Facts for Features

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. 30.)

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — Presidents have signed proclamations to honor the nation's 4.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives each year at this time. This group is younger and has larger families than the national population. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) — 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. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for September and October — 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 a fair where they answer yes to the question "got milk?" in "Dairy Expo" (Sept. 29) and feeding young scholars in "School Lunch Week" (Oct. 11).

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

Recently Released

(Since Sept. 11, 2009)

2010 Census

Independent Panel Commends 2010 Census Paid Media Plan — Sept. 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that an independent panel of five distinguished marketing and communications scholars unanimously agreed that both industry and academic best practices were used to develop the paid media portion of the 2010 Census Integrated Communications Campaign.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb09-cn22.html>.

American Community Survey

Census Bureau Releases 2008 American Community Survey Data — Sept. 21 — This release included 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 also included estimates on health insurance coverage, marital history and veterans' service-connected disability ratings for the first time. These estimates are 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb09-cn21.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for September — Profile America segments included reading all about it in “Newspaper Milestones” (Sept. 15) and going with the grain in “National Rice Month” (Sept. 19).
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Video

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2008 — Short sound bites from the annual news conference are available. This is when the Census Bureau reveals the nation's official poverty rate, as well as national income and health insurance data.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/videos/census_operations.php>.

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: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/portrait-of-america/index.php?v,n1>.

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

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: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/testimonials/testimonials-partner/index.php?v,n22>.

Photo

Photos of 2010 Census operations 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: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

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