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2010 Census Blogs — Get the latest news about the census on several key blogs on the 2010 Census website. For example, the “2010 Census Director's Blog” provides updates from Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. Recent postings focus on the updates about “As The Nonresponse Follow-Up Proceeds” (June 14) and “Quality Assurance and the 2010 Census” (June 9). Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/>.
2010 Census Operations News Briefing — On Wednesday, July 7, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves will update the media at the National Press Club in Washington on 2010 Census nonresponse follow-up operations under way across the country. (Media advisory scheduled for release July 2.)
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 population estimates of the nation's incorporated places -- cities, towns, villages and boroughs -- are released. (Scheduled for release June 22.)
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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)
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 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.)
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. Tables provide data on different types and characteristics of child care arrangements for preschoolers and grade-schoolers, and introduces child care arrangements in Summer 2006. Types of child care include relative care, organized care facilities and self care. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)
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 July.)
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. (Scheduled for release June 24.)
Preliminary Estimates of Business Ownership by Gender, Hispanic or Latino Origin, and Race: 2007 — These data sets come from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. The data show the number and percent of minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses, sales and receipts and employment at the national, state and local levels. This is the first of 10 reports on the characteristics of minority- and women-owned businesses scheduled for release in the next year. (An audio news conference and a news release are scheduled for July 13.)
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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)
2008 State and Local Finances — These data sets include information on revenues, expenditures, debt and cash and security holdings for state and local governments. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)
Labor Day (Sept. 6) — Labor Day is the yearly national tribute to the workers who have contributed to the well-being of our country. First observed in 1882, this federal holiday for many marks the end of summer. In observance of this holiday for workers, this fact sheet includes an array of demographic data about our nation's work force. (Scheduled for release July 6.)
Grandparents Day (Sept. 12) — On this day intended to honor the nation's grandparents, the Census Bureau provides an array of demographic data about the role these caregivers play in the lives our nation's youth. (Scheduled for release July 13.)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of the 48 million U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated data describing the demographic state of the nation's Latino population, as well as brand-new data on Hispanic-owned businesses. (Scheduled for release July 15.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June and July — Upcoming segments include reading between the lines in “Bar Codes” (June 22) and paving with good intentions in “First Concrete Road”(July 7).
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).
(Since June 4, 2010)
Census Bureau Takes Steps to Improve Accuracy of 2010 Census in Mississippi Delta — June 8 — U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves reaffirmed the agency's commitment to an accurate and complete count of everyone living in the Mississippi Delta. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10-cr148.html>.
State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2009 — June 16 — St. Bernard Parish, part of the New Orleans metro area, had the highest growth rate of housing units of any county in the nation. These updated estimates of the nation's housing stock at the national, state and county levels for 2009 are the final estimates to be released based on 2000 Census counts. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/housing/2010_06_15_housing.html>.
Estimates of National and State Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2009 — June 10 — The nation's Hispanic population increased by 3.1 percent from 2008 to 2009 to 48.4 million, making it both the largest and fastest-growing minority group. The median age for the nation increased slightly to 36.8 years. These national and state demographic characteristics estimates were the last the Census Bureau will publish before the release of the official 2010 Census counts next year. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb10-81.html>.
Estimates of County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2009 — June 10 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb10-82.html>.
Back to School — June 15 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff14.html>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June — Profile America segments included going to the tape in “VCR Introduced” (June 7), and the banner occasion of “Flag Day”(June 14). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.