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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

July 16, 2010 TP10-15


2010 Census

2010 Census Blogs — Get the latest news about the census on the 2010 Census Director's Blog, which provides updates from Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. Recent postings include updates about “Quality in the Census” (July 6, 8 and 14) and “Repairing a Problem, Connecting with Local Leaders” (July 12). Internet address: <>.


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates — These 2007 estimates show the demographic characteristics of people with and without health insurance coverage for every state and county in the nation. They are based on models combining data from a variety of sources, including the Current Population Survey, the 2000 Census, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program, County Business Patterns and administrative records. They are currently the only source of estimates of health insurance coverage status for all counties. (Scheduled for release July 27.)

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. (Scheduled for release in July.)

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. (Scheduled for release in July.)

Working Paper No. 86: “Item Nonresponse, Allocation, and Data Editing of the Question on Hispanic Origin in the American Community Survey (ACS): 2000 to 2007” — This paper evaluates the quality of data from the question on Hispanic origin in the ACS for the years 2000 to 2007. The paper offers recommendations for the question on Hispanic origin. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Spells of Unemployment, 2004-2007 — Uses data from the 2004 Survey of Income and Program Participation on how often and how long U.S. residents were unemployed between January 2004 and the official start of the recession in December 2007. The data are presented by a variety of demographic characteristics, including race, Hispanic origin, sex, age and educational attainment. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Fertility of American Women: 2008 — Utilizes data from two sources: the 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS). The CPS data, national-level only, provide a historical perspective of the fertility experience of women, while the ACS data, provided at the state level, focus on the current fertility experiences of women. The data are shown by various demographic characteristics, such as race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment and nativity. New topics examined in this year's report include births to cohabitating women, lifetime fertility patterns for women with higher education and unemployment levels for new moms. (Scheduled for release in late July.)

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 focus in particular on child care arrangements in Summer 2006. Types of child care include relative care, organized care facilities and self care. (Scheduled for release late July/early August.)

American Housing Survey: 2009 — How many householders rate their homes a perfect “10”? How many homes across the country have central air-conditioning? A sprinkler system? Secure entrances to their communities? This household survey asks questions about the quality of housing in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)


Economic Indicators — Through the Commerce Department's newsroom, the Census Bureau releases economic indicators that offer monthly, quarterly and yearly updates on key measures of the nation's economic condition. Topics include international trade, new construction and manufacturing and trade inventories and sales. For the latest releases and a schedule of upcoming releases, go to <>.

Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 1st 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. These 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 tables are published four months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. (Scheduled for release July 19.)

2008 County Business Patterns — This is the only data series that provides annual, local economic data by industry. The data cover businesses with paid employees at the state, national and county level. They include establishment totals, number of employees, first quarter and annual payroll, and number of establishments by employment size for industries down to the six-digit NAICS code. These data are useful for studying economic activity of small areas over time, and businesses can use them to analyze market potential as well as measure their own effectiveness. (Scheduled for release July 29.)

Facts for Features

Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 20-26) — The third full week of September recognizes the nation's unmarried Americans with an array of statistics about this group from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas. (Scheduled for release July 20.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July and August — Upcoming segments include the early daily dramas in "Soap Operas" (July 24) and treasuring the stacks of wax in “Vinyl Record Day” (Aug. 12).

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 July 2, 2010)

2010 Census

2010 Census Operations News Briefing — On July 7, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves updated the media at the National Press Club in Washington on the conclusion of the 2010 Census nonresponse follow-up operations and on various quality assurance operations under way across the country. Press kit, transcript, B-roll, and more: <>

2010 Census Quality Assurance Operations Under Way — July 7 — As the door-to-door phase of the census enumeration winds down, Census Bureau staff are engaged in extensive field operations to ensure that America has the most accurate and complete count possible. Further information: <>. Internet address: <>.


Seasonality of Moves and the Duration and Tenure of Residence: 2004 — July 15 — 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. Internet address: <>

OnTheMap for Emergency Management: Hurricanes — July 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the National Hurricane Center, has a launched new Web-based tool to provide real-time workforce information when a hurricane strikes land. This easy-to-use tool provides local workforce characteristics with one click of a link, providing information such as the affected industries, the ages of workers and workers' earnings. Internet address: <>.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2010 — July 8 — 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. Internet address: <>.

Net Worth and Asset Ownership of Households: 2004 — July 7 — Income and net worth are two important factors in determining economic well-being in the United States. This table package looks at net worth and asset ownership by various socioeconomic factors, including monthly income. The data come from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Internet address: <>.


2008 State and Local Government Finances — July 14 — This survey provides annual statistics about the financial activity of state and local governments. These include revenue (including taxes -- property, sales, tobacco, etc), expenditures by function (education, highways, police, etc) and by accounting category (i.e., current operations and capital outlays), and debt and assets (cash and security holdings). Figures are available in a national summary, as well as for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Statistics are also available by level of government -- state, local, and state and local aggregates. Internet address: <>.

Audio/Webinar News Conference Highlights Release of Business Ownership Data — On July 13, Census Bureau Deputy Director Tom Mesenbourg, along with David Hinson, Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, announced the release of data from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. Press kit, news release, presentation, transcript at <>.

Preliminary Estimates of Business Ownership by Gender, Hispanic or Latino Origin, and Race: 2007 — July 13 — 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 and state levels. This is the first of 10 reports on the characteristics of minority- and women-owned businesses scheduled for release in the next 12 months. County and place data available in future releases. Internet address: <>.

Facts for Features

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — July 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. Internet address: <>.

Grandparents Day (Sept. 12) — July 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 of our nation's youth. Internet address: <>.

Labor Day (Sept. 6) — July 12 — 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. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July — Profile America segments included getting mail in the zone in “ZIP Codes” (July 5) and dropping the dime on “Parking Meters”(July 13). 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: July 15, 2014