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Dec. 17, 2010 TP10-26

Upcoming

2010 Census

Apportionment Countdown — Fulfilling its constitutional mandate, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the first set of 2010 Census data at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington. The 2010 Census data to be released include the resident population for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state. The law requires the Census Bureau to report these results to the President by Dec. 31. <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10-cn89.html>. Visit <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/interactivemap.php> to use an interactive map that highlights the history of apportionment and our country's changing population throughout the past century. You can also learn more about apportionment from our Special Edition: Facts for Features: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ffse05.html> or through the video The Amazing Apportionment Machine on our YouTube channel: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCnb5_HZc0>.

Demographic

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. The estimates and projections for the United States and Puerto Rico do not incorporate the 2010 Census results released earlier this month. The estimates and projections for the U.S. Island Areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not incorporate the 2010 Census results that are scheduled for release in 2012 and 2013. (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 January.)

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 January.)

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 January.)

Alternative Income and Poverty Estimates/Supplemental Poverty Measure Preliminary Estimates for 2009 — Collected from the 2010 Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, the alternative measures show the effect on income and poverty measures when factoring in a range of different assumptions about income sources and poverty thresholds. These estimates do not replace or revise the official poverty estimates released in September 2010. (Scheduled for release in January.)

OnTheMap Version 5 — Visually identify where people work and where workers live with the latest OnTheMap Version 5 — an interactive mapping tool that allows users to create, print and download workforce related maps, charts, profiles and reports. It shows commuting patterns of workers to their jobs and the concentration of workers in a selected area. It allows for comparisons of employment areas by worker origin patterns, worker ages, monthly earnings and industry. In addition, the data can be exported to other Geographical Information System applications to produce useful and timely looks at labor markets, economic development, transportation and emergency management. Data is available for all states except Massachusetts and New Hampshire. (Scheduled for release in January.)

Economic

2010 3rd Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — 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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 29.)

Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 3rd 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 months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. (Scheduled for release late December/early January.)

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 and January include new home sales, the advance report on durable goods and manufactures' shipments, inventories and orders. For the latest releases and schedule, go to <http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December and January — Upcoming segments include the couch potato's helper in “Television Remotes” (Dec. 26) and crossing a demographic divide in “First Baby Boomers Turn 65” (Jan. 3).

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 Dec. 3, 2010)

American Community Survey

2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates — Dec. 14 — The Census Bureau held 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 are 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb10-cn86.html>.

Demographic

Older Population in the United States: 2009 — Dec. 9 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2010-12-09_miscellaneous.html>.

Age and Sex: 2009 — Dec. 9 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics by age 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2010-12-09_age_and_sex.html>.

The Black Population in the United States: 2009 — Dec. 9 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2010-12-09_black_population.html>.

The Asian Population in the United States: 2009 — Dec. 9 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/2010-12-09_asian_population.html>.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2009 — Dec. 8 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb10-187.html>.

2010 Demographic Analysis — Dec. 6 — The Census Bureau held 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10-cn87.html>.

Economic

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2009 — Dec. 15 — These data provide key measures of manufacturing activity, products, and location for the public and private sectors. The survey provides the best current measure of U.S. manufacturing industry outputs, inputs and operating status. Statistics include employment, payroll, worker hours, payroll supplements, cost of materials, selected operating expenses, value added by manufacturing capital expenditures, inventories and energy consumption. The survey also provides estimates of value of shipments for more than 1700 classes of manufactured products. Data are available at the national and state level, including the District of Columbia. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/asm/>.

Survey of Business Owners: Women-Owned Businesses: 2007 — Dec. 7 — The Census Bureau held a Web conference to present data sets showing business ownership by gender. Topics included the number of firms, sales and receipts, number of paid employees and annual payroll. Data were 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb10-184.html>.

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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ffse05.html>.

2010 Holiday Season — To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau released a collection of facts and figures related to Hanukkah (Dec. 1), Christmas (Dec. 25), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26-Jan 1.) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff23.html>.

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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff02.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Video

The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine — Dec 8 — How does apportionment actually work? Through animation, the Census Bureau helps explain how the apportionment formula is used to ensure equal representation for all, just like the Founding Fathers planned. Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/census-data/census-apportionment-machine.php>.

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December — Profile America segments included goodwill toward men in “Helping Others” (Dec. 7) and the nation turns its lonely eyes in “Joe DiMaggio Retires from Baseball” (Dec. 11). 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>.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014