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May 21, 2010 TP10-11

Upcoming

2010 Census Blogs — Get the latest news about the census on several key blogs on the 2010 Census Web site. For example, the “2010 Census Director's Blog” provides updates from Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. Recent postings focus on the updates about the door-to-door enumeration (May 19 and 11), the software system used to administer and process the 2010 Census (May 14) and an acknowledgement of the field staff engaged in census taking (May 4). Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/>

Demographic

The Black Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the black population. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected in the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for the “black alone” population and the “black alone or in combination” population. (Tentatively scheduled for release late May/early June.)

The Asian Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the Asian population. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected in the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for the “Asian alone” population and the “sian alone or in combination” population. (Tentatively scheduled for release late May/early June.)

Coastline Population Trends in the United States: 1960 to 2008 — As a new hurricane season approaches, this historical report uses a combination of decennial census data and population estimates to examine population trends in the nation's coastline counties. Specifically, it analyzes trends in coastline population growth and decline, geographic distribution and density. It also incorporates historical data on the trajectories of hurricanes striking the U.S. coastlines to gauge the coastline population's recent experience with hurricanes. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late May.)

Estimates of National and State Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2009 — Is the nation getting younger or older? Which states have the oldest residents? Which states have more men than women? How rapidly is the minority population growing nationally and in each state? National and state population estimates cross-tabulated by these demographic characteristics provide the answers. These are the last demographic estimates the Census Bureau will publish before the release of the official 2010 Census counts next year. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early June.)

Estimates of County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2009 — More of the nation's 3,142 counties are becoming majority-minority, meaning more than 50 percent of their population is made up of people other than single-race, non-Hispanic whites. Tables of population estimates by these demographic characteristics are available for the nation's counties. The next time corresponding numbers are released, early next year, they will be 2010 Census counts used for redistricting. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early June.)

State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2009 — Geary County, Kan., in the northeast part of the state, had the highest growth rate of housing units of any county in the nation last year. Updated estimates of the nation's housing stock at the national, state and county levels for 2009 will show whether this county continues to lead the country. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)

Seasonality of Moves and the Duration and Tenure of Residence: 2004 — Every year, millions of people in the United States pack up and move. How long do people stay in one place? What time of year are people likeliest to move? How far do they go? What are the characteristics of movers — marital status, parenthood, citizenship, education, employment status, income, race and ethnicity? Are renters transitioning to home ownership or do they remain renters while owners remain owners? These data come from the 2004 Survey of Income and Program Participation and offer a glimpse into the mobility of the population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Economic

2007 Economic Census: Manufacturing Geographic Area Series — This is a series of state, county, place and metro area data files on the manufacturing sector (NAICS 31). These include data for industries such as bottled water, plastic bottles, breakfast cereal, retail bakery products, mobile homes, nitrogenous fertilizers and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. These data will be released through May 2010. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late May.)

Facts for Features

20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities. (Scheduled for release May 26.)

Back to School — Now that summer vacation is arriving, the start of the 2010-11 school year can't be all that far away. This fact sheet presents statistics from demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country's schools in late summer. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May and June — Upcoming segments include the annual remembrance of “Memorial Day” (May 31) to the beginning of a pastime in “First Basketball Game” (June 18).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Recently Released

(Since May 7, 2010)

2010 Census

Number of Temporary 2010 Census Workers Paid by Week and Census Region — May 13 — Tables showing the total number of unduplicated temporary 2010 Census workers that earned any pay during a specific weekly pay period by Census Bureau region. Temporary workers earning any pay during a week are only counted once. Totals include temporary workers in Puerto Rico.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/jobs/temp-workers.html>.

2010 Census Advertising Named Multicultural and Best Branded Campaign of the Year — May 7 — Mediaweek, a leading advertising industry trade publication, recognized the U.S. Census Bureau for its 2010 Census advertising campaign — naming it both the “Best Multicultural Campaign” and “Best Branded Content” in the publication's Media Plan of the Year competition. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10-cn63.html>.

Demographic

The Next Four Decades: The Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050 — May 20 — The dependency ratio, or the number of people 65 and older to every 100 people of traditional working ages, is projected to climb rapidly from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030. This report presents information on how the age structure of the overall population, along with these characteristics (sex, race and Hispanic origin) are expected to change over the next four decades. The report provides an analysis of national population projections tables originally released in August 2008. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb10-72.html>.

Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 — May 12 — This report examines levels of voting and registration in the most recent presidential election, the characteristics of citizens who reported either registering or voting in the election and the reasons why some registered individuals did not vote. The data are based on the November 2008 Current Population Survey.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2010-05-12_miscellaneous.html>.

Geographical Mobility: 2009 — May 10 — The national mover rate increased from 11.9 percent in 2008 (the lowest rate since the Census Bureau began tracking the data in 1948) to 12.5 percent in 2009. Data from the Current Population Survey present national data on who moves, how far and why. Data are broken out by regions, race, income level, owners vs. renters and more. Included are historical tables on the mover rate and other historical tables. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/mobility_of_the_population/cb10-67.html>.

Economic

2008 Information and Communication Technology Survey — May 20 — U.S. businesses spent $296.3 billion on information and communication technology equipment and computer software in 2008, an 11 percent increase from 2007. This survey provides national data on spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. businesses. Data are broken out by noncapitalized and capitalized spending and by sector. The survey has been released annually since 2003. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_surveys/cb10-71.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April — Profile America segments included celebrating seniors in“Older Americans Month” (May 8) and finding a match in “Fingerprints” (May 20). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

Video

Meet Your Census Taker — Videos introducing census takers and their commitment to an accurate census count. Census takers are your neighbors, members from your community hired by the Census Bureau to count all households that did not send back their census forms. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

How Do I Recognize A Census Taker? — This television ad is part of the Census Bureau's national advertising campaign to help residents understand the process of taking a census. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

2010 Census Message: The King Family — The three surviving children of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King -- Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice Albertine King — are the newest additions to a growing list of well-known Americans who have recorded public service announcements in support of the 2010 Census. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

The Story of the 2010 Census — Short video summarizing 2010 Census milestones. <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

Es Seguro [It's Safe] — Census staff explain in Spanish that census data are kept confidential, and participating in the census is easy, important and safe. <http://2010.census.gov/multimedia/video/protegiendo-su-informacion/es-seguro.php>.

Fraternity/Sorority Public Service Announcements — Public service announcements from several fraternities and sororities on the importance of participating in the 2010 Census. <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