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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Oct. 8, 2010 TP10-21


2010 Census

Final Mail Participation Rates — The Census Bureau will release the final 2010 Census mail participation rates for the nation, states and substate areas. (Scheduled for release in October.)

American Community Survey

American Community Survey Briefs — These 12 analytical briefs are the second set of briefs covering topics based on the 2009 American Community Survey data that was released Sept. 28. The topics include public transportation use, property value, rental market conditions, labor force participation, employment, public assistance, science and engineering degrees, foreign-born place of birth, nativity status and citizenship, foreign-born year of entry, language and the Haitian population. (Scheduled for release Oct. 12.)


Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2009 — How do foreign-born U.S. residents compare with their children in areas such as educational attainment, income and poverty status? This table series provides a range of social and economic characteristics for the foreign-born population and their children. It is the only source of data that provides profiles of the foreign-born population by generation. (Scheduled for release in October.)

School Enrollment in the United States: 2009 — Statistics describing a wide variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the country's students at all levels of school, from nursery to graduate. The tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status and vocational course enrollment — all for the nation as a whole. (Scheduled for release in early November.)


Economic Indicators — The Census Bureau releases statistics that provide monthly, quarterly and yearly updates on key measures of the nation's economic condition. Upcoming releases in October include manufacturing and trade inventories and sales, advance monthly sales for retail and food services and housing starts and building permits. For the latest releases and schedule, go to <>.

Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 2nd Quarter 2010 — This quarterly survey provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current data about investment decisions by state and local public employee retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in the U.S. financial markets. These data tables are published three and a half months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. Internet address: <>. (Scheduled for release Oct. 13.)

Facts for Features

Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 25 — This release highlights a range of statistics pertaining to the traditional meal served on this national day of Thanksgiving. (Scheduled for release in October.)

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — In November, we celebrate the culture and contributions of the 5 million American Indian and Alaska Natives that live in the United States. The Census Bureau recognizes this month with a collection of demographic and economic data for the American Indian and Alaska Native population. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) — In honor of our nation's veterans and this federal holiday, the Census Bureau is releasing a wide array of statistics focusing on the veterans in the country, the population count, their racial and ethnic backgrounds and the number who vote. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Holiday Season — To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau is releasing a collection of facts and figures related to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day. (Scheduled for release in October.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for September and October — Upcoming segments include a bright idea in “Light Bulb Demonstrated” (Oct. 21) and the rough and tumble of “College Football” (Nov. 6).

The daily features are available at <>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Recently Released

(Since Sept. 24, 2010)

Census Bureau Launches Official Blog — Sept. 16 — The Census Bureau launched “Random Samplings,” a blog touching on topics where Census Bureau data may contribute to the public discussion of the great issues of the day. Recent blogs dealt with data on poverty, health insurance, income, business ownership and the American family. <>

2010 Census

Director's Blog — Get the latest news about the 2010 Census on the Census Bureau Director's Blog, which provides updates from Director Robert Groves. The latest posting is “Changes in Marriage Rates” (Oct. 5). Internet address: <>.


State-to-State Migration Flows: 2008 and 2006-2008 — Oct. 6 — The American Community Survey and the Puerto Rico Community Survey ask respondents whether they lived in the same residence one year ago. The state-to-state migration flows are created from tabulations of the current state (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) of residence crossed by state of residence one year ago. The two new tables compiled the data separately for 2008 and 2006-2008. Internet address: <>.

2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates — Sept. 28 — Based on survey responses collected over the course of the 2009 calendar year, this product provides data on more than 40 demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Among those covered are income, poverty, health insurance, educational attainment, the commute to work, the foreign-born population, language spoken at home, ancestry, occupation, number of vehicles available and housing costs. These estimates are available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and every congressional district as well as counties, places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Internet address: <>.

American Community Survey Briefs — Sept. 28 — Poverty: 2008 and 2009 Household Income for States: 2008 and 2009; Men's and Women's Earnings for States and Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2009; Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt in the Past 12 Month for Households by State: 2008 and 2009; Health Insurance Coverage of Children under Age 19: 2008 and 2009; Disability Among the Working Age Population: 2008 and 2009; Usual Hours Worked in the Past 12 Months for Workers 16 to 64: 2008 and 2009. Internet address: <>.


2010 2nd Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — Sept. 27 — This summary shows quarterly tax revenue data on property, sales, license, income 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. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for September — Profile America segments included coming to order in “First Woman Supreme Court Justice” (Sept. 25) and the Teutonic leitmotiv in “German-American Day” (Oct. 6). Internet address: <>.


Measuring America: Census Bureau data releases measure the United States — Sept. 27 — Census Bureau Director Robert Groves discusses the difference between American Community Survey, demographic analysis and the 2010 Census apportionment data releases. 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: August 28, 2014