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

Dec. 18, 2009 TP09-26


Note: Effective immediately, the Census Bureau, where possible, will issue major news releases at 12:01 a.m. EST in order to better serve morning newspapers and news programs. We will employ this approach in the case of the upcoming state population estimates. This approach does not apply to Economic Indicators which have their own predetermined release schedule. We will alert media in advance when a 12:01 a.m. EST release is planned.

2010 Census

2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour — The U.S. Census Bureau's national tour vehicle -- a 42-foot gooseneck trailer -- will roll into New York City's Rockefeller Center to begin the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour, a cross-country interactive experience specifically designed to rally support and boost participation in the 2010 Census. The vehicle will be featured on NBC's "Today." Also, 12 regional census vehicles will begin travels from various famous landmarks across the nation. (Event scheduled for Jan. 4.)

American Community Survey

Race and Hispanic Origin of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2007 — This report from American Community Survey data describes the race and Hispanic-origin composition of the foreign-born population in 2007 and compares it with that of the total and native-born populations. It shows the foreign-born have a pattern of race and Hispanic-origin reporting that is markedly different from the native population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)


State Population Estimates: July 1, 2009 — The Census Bureau is releasing the final set of state population estimates before the official 2010 Census reapportionment counts to be released in December 2010. Internet tables will show July 1, 2009, population estimates and components of change for the nation, states and Puerto Rico. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 22 at 12:01 A.M., EST. Reporters should call Monday, Dec. 21 to confirm the release date.)

New Year's Day Population — The Census Bureau will ring in the year with its annual projection of the nation's population for Jan. 1, 2010. The release will include birth, death and net international migration rates. (Scheduled for release Dec. 29 at 12:01 A.M., EST.)

Economic Characteristics of Persons and Households in the United States: Third Quarter 2008 — Examines the roles of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market in helping people cope with the recession. Specifically, it presents data on average monthly income, participation in government-sponsored social welfare or insurance programs and labor force activity during the period. The data are from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)

America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2009 — The latest portrait of the American family, these tables give us insights into recent trends in household and family composition and living arrangements. This news release examines the effect that unemployment is having on families. Other information to be found in the tables includes the number of children living with two parents, the number of children living with grandparents, median age at first marriage, the number of stay-at-home moms and the number of mixed-race couples. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)


2007 Commodity Flow Survey — This survey produces data on the movement of goods in the United States by value, weight, average miles per shipment, mode of transportation and type of commodity shipped for manufacturing, mining, wholesale and select retail establishments. A separate report contains data on hazardous material shipments by hazard class, mode of transportation, states of origin and other characteristics. This survey is part of the 2007 Economic Census. Previous data were collected in 2002. (Scheduled for release Dec. 22 at 10 A.M., EST.)

2009 3rd Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — This summary shows quarterly tax revenue data from property, sales, license, income (individual and corporate) 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 in late December.)

2007 Economic Census: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Geographic Area Series — This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place-, and metro area-level data files on the administrative and support and waste management and remediation service sector (NAICS 56). These include data for industries such as employment services, travel agencies, investigation and security services, waste collection and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts, payroll, number of employees, and other data items by industry. (Scheduled for release Dec. 22.)

Facts for Features

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) — You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features, but you will find it useful and informative nonetheless. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas on the nation's Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)

Women's History Month (March) — In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting and celebrating the varied and historic accomplishments of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, business ownership, voting, occupations, military service and marriage. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December and January — Profile America segments include kick-starting the day in "Making Coffee" (Dec. 27) and making the charts in "45 RPM Records" (Jan. 10).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, as well as MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access. January's features will be uploaded before the Christmas break.

Recently Released

(Since Dec. 4, 2009)

2010 Census

2010 Census in Schools Florida Launch Event — Dec. 16 — Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School in Davie, Fla., was the site for the fifth in a series of launch events for the national Census in Schools program.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/spread-message/schools/broward-cis-launch.php>.

2010 Census in Schools Chicago Launch Event — Dec. 10 — U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary Rebecca Blank, Mayor Richard Daley and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay participated in a joint news conference at King College Preparatory High School in Chicago in the fourth in a series of launch events for the national Census in Schools program. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

American Community Survey

The Foreign-Born Labor Force in the United States: 2007 — Dec. 7 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/2009-12-07_acs.html>.


Supplemental U. S. Population Projections: 2000-2050 — Dec. 16 — This is a set of four national population projections, supplementing the series released in August 2008, tabulated by age, race, sex and Hispanic origin. These four scenarios assume either high, low, constant or zero international migration between 2000 and 2050. Despite this new release, the August 2008 projections remain the preferred series for users.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/2009-12-16_population.html>.

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010 — Dec. 15 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb09-190.html>.

2009 International Data Base Update — Dec. 15 — This database is a series of estimates and projections that provide a consistent set of demographic indicators, such as population size and growth, mortality, fertility and net migration for 227 countries and other areas of the world with populations of 5,000 or more.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/international_population/cb09-191.html>.

A Child's Day: 2006 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being) — Dec. 9 — 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 come 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/children/cb09-182.html>.

The Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2007 and 2008 — Dec. 7 — National-level tabulations from the Current Population Survey on this population segment include characteristics such as education, marital status, employment status, occupation and industry, earnings and poverty, and household type and tenure. Foreign-born population characteristics cross tabulations by generation status (i.e., first, second or third) are unique to this data set.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/foreignborn_population/2009-12-07_foreign-born_population.html>.


2008 Service Annual Survey: Securities, Commodities and Other Financial Investments — Dec. 17 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/service_industries/cb09-195.html>.

2008 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance — Dec. 17 — This sector comprises industries providing medical care exclusively, as well as establishments providing health care and social assistance combined, and social assistance alone.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/service_industries/cb09-194.html>.

2008 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector Services — Dec. 16 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/service_industries/cb09-192.html>.

2008 Service Annual Survey: Truck Transportation, Messenger Services and Warehousing — Dec. 10 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/service_industries/2009-12-10_service_industries.html>.

2008 Annual State Government Finances — Dec. 9 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb09-185.html>.

2007 Economic Census: Information Geographic Area Series — Dec. 8 — This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place-, and metro area-level data files on the information sector (NAICS 51). These include data for industries such as newspapers, movie theaters, radio and TV broadcasting, telecommunication, libraries and others. The files proved data on the number of establishments, receipts, payroll, number of employees, and other data items by industry. These data will be released through December 2009. Internet address: <http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/EconSectorServlet?caller=dataset&sv_name=*&_SectorId=51&ds_name=EC0700A1&_lang=en&_ts=279126314280>.

2008 North American Transportation in Figures — Dec. 7 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2009-12-07_miscellaneous.html> and <http://nats.sct.gob.mx/nats/>.

Facts for Features

Valentine's Day — Dec. 15 — 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.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff02.html>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December — Profile America segments included cutting things in fine in "Safety Razor" (Dec. 2) and incredible edibles in "Gingerbread Houses" (Dec. 9). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.


Photos of 2010 Census operations can be found on the Census Bureau's photo site. 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: February 10, 2014