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Dec. 3, 2010 TP10-25

Upcoming

2010 Census

Apportionment Countdown — Incorporate the 2010 Congressional Apportionment Countdown Clock into your website to help share the importance of census participation. The first data released from the 2010 Census are the official national and state population counts that are used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. As mandated by the Constitution, these data must be delivered to the President of the United States on or before Dec. 31. For the apportionment widget, go to <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/involved/index.php>.

American Community Survey

2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates — On Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. EST, the Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to present data covering more than 40 topics, such as income, poverty, educational attainment, commute to work, foreign-born population, language spoken at home, ancestry, occupation, number of vehicles available and housing costs. These estimates will be available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, congressional districts, counties, places and metropolitan areas and census tracts and block groups. There will be a pre-release technical webinar Dec. 8. Media advisory: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb10-cn86.html>.

Demographic

2010 Demographic Analysis — On Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. EST, the Census Bureau will hold a news briefing at George Washington University to reveal five series of estimates of the population at the national level by age, sex, two race groups (black and non-black) and for the Hispanic population under age 20. These estimates use historical data on births and deaths, and estimates of international migration. Although not 2010 Census counts, these estimates provide one way of measuring the size of the U.S. population in 2010 and will be used to analyze the 2010 Census results. Media advisory: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10-cn85.html>.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2009 — These tables provide estimates of income and poverty for states and counties, as well as estimates of poverty for school districts. The estimates provide annual updates for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. (Scheduled for release Dec. 8.)

Older Population in the United States: 2009 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of people 55 and older. Topics include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected by the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for selected age groups at the national and regional levels only. These estimates should not be confused with similar estimates based on the American Community Survey <http://www.census.gov/acs/www/>; where the topics overlap, the Census Bureau recommends that users consult tables based on the American Community Survey when data are not needed for national historical time series analyses. (Scheduled for release Dec. 9.)

Age and Sex: 2009 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics by five-year age groups and sex. Topics include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected by the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for selected age groups at the national and regional levels only. These estimates should not be confused with similar estimates based on the American Community Survey <http://www.census.gov/acs/www/>; where the topics overlap, the Census Bureau recommends that users consult tables based on the American Community Survey when data are not needed for national historical time series analyses. (Scheduled for release Dec. 9.)

The Black Population in the United States: 2009 — 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. These estimates should not be confused with similar estimates based on the American Community Survey <http://www.census.gov/acs/www/>; where the topics overlap, the Census Bureau recommends that users consult tables based on the American Community Survey when data are not needed for national historical time series analyses. (Scheduled for release Dec. 9.)

The Asian Population in the United States: 2009 — 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. These estimates should not be confused with similar estimates based on the American Community Survey <http://www.census.gov/acs/www/>; where the topics overlap, the Census Bureau recommends that users consult tables based on the American Community Survey when data are not needed for national historical time series analyses. (Scheduled for release Dec. 9.)

2010 International Data Base Update — This data series updates 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. For all such countries and areas, estimates and projections are provided by sex and age to 100 years and older. This update reflects revisions to 18 countries. (Scheduled for release in December.)

School Enrollment in the United States: 2009 — Statistics describing a wide variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of 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. The data come from the Current Population Survey; historical tables are provided with annual statistics back in some cases as far as 1956. (Scheduled for release in December.)

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011 — When “Uncle Sam's Almanac” was published for the first time, the nation had only 38 states, people got around using a horse and buggy, Miami and Las Vegas did not yet exist. The year was 1878, and the Abstract has been published every year since. The 130th edition presents, as always, statistics on a dazzling array of topics — from “A” (aerobics) to “Z” (zinc production). Included are more than 1,000 tables describing life in our nation and the world. (Scheduled for release in December.)

Historical Migration of the Young, Single, and College Educated: 1965 to 2000 — Analyzes the growth of this group and compares their migration destinations with those of other segments of this age group and with the general population. Specifically examines decennial census results from 1970 to 2000 to determine how likely this group was to have changed residences in the five years preceding each census. (Scheduled for release in December.)

Economic

Survey of Business Owners: Women-Owned Businesses: 2007 — On Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, the Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to present data sets showing the number of firms, sales and receipts, number of paid employees and annual payroll. Data are presented by industry and size of business. For the first time since 2002, counties, metropolitan areas and cities can see profiles of women-owned businesses in their area. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and webinar. (Scheduled for release Dec.7.) Media advisory: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/women/cb10-182.html>.

State Government Finances: 2009 — 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. (Scheduled for release in January.)

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 December include quarterly service survey, quarterly financial report — manufacturing, mining and trade, manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales. For the latest releases and schedule, go to
<http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm>.

Facts for Features

Special Edition: 2010 Census and Apportionment — The first data from the 2010 Census will be the population figures used to determine the distribution of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. This edition of Facts for Features looks at the numbers surrounding the 2010 Census and apportionment. (Scheduled for release Dec. 13)

Valentine's Day: Feb. 14 — To celebrate this holiday of love, this release highlights a range of information including data on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (Scheduled for release in December.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December — Upcoming segments include registering the help in “National Salesperson's Day” (Dec. 10) and 22 across: synonymous with pastime in “Crossword Puzzles” (Dec. 22).

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

Recently Released

(Since Nov. 19, 2010)

Economic

2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Puerto Rico Construction — Dec. 3 — The construction sector includes establishments primarily engaged in building construction, heavy and civil engineering construction, and specialty trade contractors, such as framing, electrical and flooring. Data are presented for Puerto Rico and its combined statistical areas, metropolitan statistical areas and municipios. The report also includes data on the number of establishments, payroll, employment, value of business done and other data items by industry. Internet address: <http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/EconSectorServlet?caller=dataset&sv_name=2007+Economic+Census+of+Island+Areas&_SectorId=*&ds_name=EC0700A1>.

Facts for Features

African-American History Month (February) — Dec. 2 — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11ff_01.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November and December — Profile America segments included “First American Indian Astronaut” (Nov. 20) and regarding the student body in “Coed Colleges” (Dec. 1). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

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