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Feb. 11, 2011 TP11-03

Upcoming

2010 Census

2010 Census Local-Level Data — In February and March, we are beginning to see the portrait of America take shape, as each state receives local-level 2010 Census data on race, Hispanic origin, the voting age population and housing units. As required by law, the Census Bureau provides these key demographic data to the states (on a state-by-state flow basis) so state governments can redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts. The data began rolling out the first week of February, with announcements about which states will be included in the following week's data releases. States to be released the week of Feb. 14: Illinois, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. For further details, see our press kit at: <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/redistricting.html>.

2010 Census Interactive Maps — As the 2010 Census redistricting files are issued, the Census Bureau is also releasing interactive state maps showing county-level population change from 1960 to 2010, as well as state-level data on race and Hispanic or Latino origin for 2010. The widget can be embedded on your website and will update as additional states are released. It can be found at <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/>.

Demographic

2009 American Housing Survey for the New Orleans Metropolitan Area — The first comprehensive look at the quality and characteristics of the housing stock there since the year before Hurricane Katrina struck. These unique data include information on people displaced by the disaster, their housing options, the degree of damage to their homes and repair and renovation information. (Scheduled for release Feb. 14.)

2009 American Housing Survey for Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Chicago and Detroit Metropolitan Areas — Separate data sets for each of these metro areas, providing a wealth of data on the quality and characteristics of the housing stock. Topics covered include, for instance, the presence of air-conditioning, satisfaction with home and neighborhood, housing costs and the presence of various amenities. The survey publishes data for 47 metro areas on a rotating basis, with statistics for a given area released roughly every six years. (Scheduled for release Feb. 22.)

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2004-2006 — Analytical report on the duration of poverty spells and the frequency of transitions into and out of poverty based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation. It focuses on episodic and chronic poverty, length of poverty, exits from poverty and the characteristics of the affected population. (Scheduled for release in late February or early March.)

Economic

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 February include monthly wholesale trade: sales and inventories, U.S. international trade in goods and services and advance monthly sales for retail and food services. 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 February and March — Upcoming segments include “Making Toothpicks” (Feb. 20) and “Road Signs” (March 2).

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).

February also will see the issue of a Profile America special edition for Black History Month.

Recently Released

(Since Jan. 28, 2011)

2010 Census

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Iowa's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 10 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn24.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Indiana's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 10 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn26.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Arkansas' 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 10 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn22.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Vermont's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 10 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn28.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Maryland's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 9 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn20.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Louisiana's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 3 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn13.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Mississippi's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 3 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn14.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Virginia's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 3 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn16.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers New Jersey's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting — Feb. 3 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn15.html>.

2010 Census Data Products at a Glance — Short summaries and schedules for the 2010 Census data products with links to table shells showing the content of files. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/glance/index.html>.

Economic

School Enrollment in the United States: 2009 — Feb. 7 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb11-tps04.html>.

State Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 — Feb. 2 — The Census Bureau released preliminary April 1, 2010, estimates of total population for the nation, states and Puerto Rico. It shows the estimates in comparison with official April 1, 2010, census counts released in December 2010. The estimates are based on the 2000 Census and were prepared using the current estimates methodology without knowledge of 2010 Census results. An additional Internet table shows preliminary estimates of the July 1 populations for each year since the 2000 Census. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.html>.

Economic

Census Bureau Reports the Number of Black-Owned Businesses Increased at Triple the National Rate — Feb. 8 — News release: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-24.html>.
Blog: <http://blogs.census.gov/>.
Press Kit: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/2011_02_08_bob.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 42 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Washington Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r22.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 14 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Los Angeles Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r18.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 71 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Houston Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r17.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 70 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Philadelphia Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r21.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 71 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Detroit Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r16.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 58 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Chicago Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r14.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 61 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the New York Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r20.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 70 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Miami Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r19.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 105 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Dallas Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r15.html>.

Census Bureau Reports a 99 Percent Increase in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses in the Atlanta Metro Area — Feb. 8 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-r13.html>.

Annual Capital Expenditures — Feb. 8 — These data, based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System, estimate business spending in 2009 for new and used structures and equipment at the sector level, as well as three-digit and selected four-digit industries. The data provide the private sector, especially the business community, with a relevant, timely and accurate measure of current business conditions. These data are an important input for federal agencies constructing composite national economic measures, such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis' estimates of private-fixed investment, a major component of gross domestic product; the Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimates of capital stocks for productivity analysis; and the Federal Reserve Board's Flow of Funds accounts. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_surveys/cb11-tps03.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January and February — Profile America segments included cash in a flash in “First ATM” (Jan. 28) and the beat goes on in “America Heart Month” (Feb. 7). 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