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June 4, 2010 TP10-12

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2010 Census

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 “Progress Report, Three Weeks into Nonresponse Follow-Up” (May 24) and “Why am I Being Contacted by the Census Bureau — I Returned my Form!” (May 24). Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/>.

Demographic

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. (Scheduled for release June 10.)

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. (Scheduled for release June 10.)

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 June 16.)

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2009 — New Orleans, continuing its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, had the nation's fastest growth rate among large cities (100,000 or more population) last year. Find out whether “The Big Easy” will repeat this distinction when July 1, 2009, population estimates of the nation's incorporated places — cities, towns, villages and boroughs — are released. (Scheduled for release June 22.)

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2010 — With information on topics ranging from the prevalence of physicians in the Philadelphia area to the number of daily newspapers in New Mexico, this reference book serves as “Uncle Sam's Almanac” for subnational areas. Published periodically since 1979, it contains more than 1,600 data items on myriad subjects in the news, such as health care, immigration, transportation and commuting, and telecommunications. Data from nonprofits, private businesses and government statistical agencies, including the Census Bureau, are provided for the nation, states, metropolitan areas and their component counties and micropolitan areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

2010 International Data Base Update — This data series is an update to the estimates and projections that serve as a consistent set of demographic indicators — 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. This release focuses on the expected growth in post-earthquake Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (Scheduled for release in late June.)

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 in 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 “Asian alone or in combination” population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in 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.)

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005/Summer 2006 — Tables provide data on child care arrangements of preschoolers and grade-schoolers according to various demographic characteristics of the mother for spring 2005 and child care arrangements in summer 2006. They also provide information on children who take care of themselves on a regular basis, the number of fathers who care for their children and the cost of child care arrangements. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Economic

Nonemployer Statistics: 2008 — This report provides data on businesses without paid employees in nearly 300 industries for the nation, states, counties and metropolitan areas. Nonemployer businesses have no paid employees, have annual business receipts of $1,000 or more and are subject to federal income taxes. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

Public Education Finances: 2008 — These data tables are a source for revenues, expenditures, debt and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems for the nation, state and school districts. Other tables include per-pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, special education, school lunches, transportation and salaries. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Facts for Features

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. (Scheduled for release June 15.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May and June — Upcoming segments include a celebration of sweets in “National Candy Month” (June 23) and a fine and fancy ramble in the “First Zoo” (July 2).

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 21, 2010)

2010 Census

2010 Census Operational News Briefing — June 2 — Census Bureau Director Robert Groves gave an update on the door-to-door enumeration phase of the census. Transcript, videos, B-roll, online news kit and other materials at <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/operational-press-briefing/june-2-2010.html>.

Number of Temporary 2010 Census Workers Paid by Week and Census Region — May 26 — These tables provide the total number of unduplicated temporary 2010 Census workers that earned any pay during a specific weekly pay period by Census Bureau region. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/jobs/temp-workers.html>.

Demographic

Coastal Population Trends in the United States: 1960 to 2008 — May 26 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb10-76.html>.

Economic

2007 Economic Census: Manufacturing Geographic Area Series — April 27 — 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. Internet address: <http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ EconSectorServlet?caller=dataset&sv_name=*&_SectorId=31&ds_name=EC0700A1&_lang=en&_ts=293541036583>.

Facts for Features

20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act — May 26 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff13.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April — Profile America segments included the force being with us in “Star Wars” (May 25) and the pomp and circumstance of "Graduation Time" (June 3). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

Video

Opportunity is Knocking — People working in support of the 2010 Census are hitting the streets with the message “It's not too late to be counted and opportunity is knocking at your door.” <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

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/>.

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