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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Nov. 20, 2009 TP09-24


2010 Census

Philadelphia 2010 Census Complete Count Committee News Conference — Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Census Bureau Deputy Director Thomas Mesenbourg and Mayor Michael Nutter will speak at a news conference in Philadelphia celebrating the roots of the census and urging communities to get a complete count in 2010. (Event scheduled for Nov. 24.)


The Foreign-Born Population of 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 characteristics including education, marital status, employment status, occupation and industry, earnings and poverty, and household type and tenure. Unique to this data set are tables that show the foreign-born population by these characteristics crossed by generation status (i.e., first, second or third). (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being: 2006 — This is the fourth report in a series since 2001 that examines children's well-being and their daily activities, both at home and at school. The data comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. This report focuses on how well children are progressing into adulthood, using trends that include parental interaction with children, participation in extracurricular activities and school engagement. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December.)

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010 — Before the automobile, the airplane and even the birth of Franklin D. Roosevelt, there was “Uncle Sam's Almanac.” The 129th edition presents, as always, statistics on a dazzling array of topics -- from “A” (aerobics) to “Z” (zinc production). Included are more than 50 new tables and 1,400 overall, describing life in our nation and the world. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-December.)


North American Transportation in Figures — This report provides a comprehensive overview of 2008 transportation statistics in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Each language edition -- English, Spanish and French -- contains more than 30 data tables. Statistics include modes of transportation, fuel consumption, number of passengers, fatalities and more. (Scheduled for release in late November at <>.)

2008 Annual State Government Finances — These data represent detailed summaries of state revenue (such as taxes, federal aid and lottery receipts), expenditures (such as public welfare, highways, and parks and recreation), indebtedness and assets. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

2008 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector Services — These data show revenues and expenses for establishments typically engaged producing and distributing information and cultural products, such as newspaper publishing, the Internet, motion pictures, broadcasting, telecommunications and others. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2008 Service Annual Survey: Securities, Commodities and Other Financial Investmen — Revenues and expenditures for the financial industry are tracked yearly. These typically include industries involved in underwriting securities issues, making markets for securities and commodities, acting as agents (such as brokers) between buyers and sellers, managing portfolios of assets, providing investment advice, among others. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2008 Service Annual Survey: Truck, Transportation, Messenger Services and Warehousing —This industry series tracks expenses and revenues for firms that haul, warehouse and deliver America’s freight. Establishments include those that use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

2008 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance — This sector comprises industries providing medical care exclusively, as well as establishments providing health care and social assistance combined, and social assistance alone. Practitioners who provide services from this sector are trained professionals. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

Facts for Features

African-American History Month (February) — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Scheduled for release Dec. 2.)

Valentine's Day — Lovers of statistics pertaining to this day for lovers will swoon over this edition of Facts for Features, which includes a collection of data on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (Scheduled for release Dec. 14.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November and December — Profile America segments include a turkey of a day in “Thanksgiving” (Nov. 26) and the birthday and career of the Chairman of the Board in “Frank Sinatra” (Dec. 12). Internet address: <>.

The daily features are available at <>.
December's features will be uploaded Thanksgiving week.

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 Nov. 6, 2009)

2010 Census

Census Bureau Opens 2010 Census Data Capture Center in Phoenix — Nov. 18 — One of three national data capture centers to process 2010 Census forms as well as one of 11 national call centers open in Phoenix.
Internet address: <>.


Extended Measures of Well-Being — Nov. 19 — These figures are part of an in-depth look at the living standards of the U.S. households using extended measures of well-being, such as possession of appliances and electronic goods, housing conditions, public services and having sufficient food. The data were collected in 2005 as part of the ongoing Survey of Income and Program Participation. This survey is unique because it allows the user to track select quality of life measures over time using different demographic characteristics.
Internet address: <>.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2008 — Nov. 18 — These tables provide estimates of income and poverty for states and counties, as well as estimates of poverty and population for school districts, median household income and poverty rates of various age groups. SAIPE provides annual updates for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions.
Internet address: <>.

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007 — Nov. 9 — This report shows national-level trends of child-support income received by parents for children whose other parent lived elsewhere. The Census Bureau collects detailed information about child-support agreements or awards, such as reported amounts due and received, as well as other socioeconomic characteristics about custodial parents and their families.
Internet address: <>.

Selected Characteristics of Baby Boomers 42 to 60 Years Old in 2006 — Nov. 9 — 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.
Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November — Profile America segments included tooting the horn on “Saxophones” (Nov. 7) and no sugarcoating “A Growing Health Problem” (Nov. 14).
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 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