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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

May 6, 2011 TP11-09


2010 Census

2010 Census Demographic Profiles — These profiles provide more subject detail than the recently released 2010 Census redistricting data files. For example, they provide additional details about race and Hispanic subgroups, five-year age groups and subcategories for housing unit vacancies. Also, these profiles offer new information from the 2010 Census, such as sex, household relationship, household type, group quarters population and housing tenure (whether a housing unit is owned or rented).

The profiles are being released on a state-by-state basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The data will be available through American FactFinder for detailed levels of geography down to the place/functioning minor civil division-level, as well as for the nation, regions, divisions and other areas that cross state boundaries. (Scheduled for release in May.)

States to be released May 12 (embargoed May 10): Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin.


Fertility of American Women: 2010 — This release profiles fertility patterns of American women by age, race, ethnicity, education, marital status, income and nativity. These data were collected from the Fertility Supplement to the June 2000 and 2010 Current Population Surveys, and provide a national-level perspective over the past 10 years of the lifetime fertility experience of women. (Scheduled for release May 9.)

Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009 — Presents comprehensive data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation on the marital history of adults, covering topics such as the frequency of remarriage, duration of marriages, number of times ever married, median age at marriage and divorce and median time to remarriage following divorce. (Scheduled for release in May.)


Survey of Business Owners: Veteran-Owned Businesses: 2007 — Shows the number of privately owned firms, sales and receipts, number of paid employees and annual payroll of businesses owned by military veterans. Provides the first-ever detailed information for all such businesses in the United States. Findings will be presented at a webinar news conference. (Scheduled for release May 17.)

Public Education Finances: 2009 — These data tables are a source for revenues, expenditures, debt and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems for the nation, state and school districts. Other tables include per-pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, special education, school lunches, transportation and salaries. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary: 2007 — These statistics provide estimates of business ownership by gender, ethnicity and race. The data cover employer and nonemployer firms and include sales and receipts, annual payroll and employment for 2007. Data are classified by industry, geography, employment and receipts size. These figures come from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners and summarize the individual data sets that have been issued over the past several months. Data for minority- and nonminority-owned firms are included in this release. (Scheduled for release June 7.)

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 May 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 <>

Current Industrial Reports (CIRs) — These data provide monthly, quarterly and annual measures of industrial activity. The 47 CIRs focus on groups of industries such as textiles and apparel, chemicals, primary metals, computer and electronic components, industrial equipment and consumer goods and provide current and historical data on data on production and shipments of selected products. CIR data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector. Internet address: <>.

Facts for Features

The Fourth of July — The Census Bureau wishes the nation a happy birthday by igniting a charge of fun with interesting data. A collection of statistics on subjects such as flags, fireworks and food usher in the nation's 235th birthday. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities. (Scheduled for release in May.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April and May — Upcoming segments include dusting for clues in “Fingerprints” (May 13) and dairy-land delights in “Wisconsin Cheese Festival” (June 4).

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

Recently Released

(Data released since April 22, 2011)

2010 Census

Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census Demographic Profiles — May 5 — The following states and state equivalent have been released: District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Internet address: <>.


Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010 — April 26 — Who is more likely to have earned a college degree -- men or women? How many of us who begin work toward a degree actually earn one? Tables from the Current Population Survey present national data on the highest level of education achieved, showing, for the first time, exactly how many years of education adults have at each broad level of attainment, making it possible to determine exactly how close people came to graduating. Included as well are historical tables on mean earnings by level of attainment. Internet address: <>.


Survey of Business Owners: Asian-Owned Businesses: 2007 — April 28 — Shows the number of privately owned firms, sales and receipts, number of paid employees and annual payroll of businesses owned by people of Asian origin. For the first time since 2002, counties and metropolitan areas and cities see profiles of Asian-owned businesses in their area. Internet address: <>.

State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 2009 — April 27 — Provides an annual look at the financial activity of the nation's state public employee retirement systems, including cash and security investment holdings, receipts and payments. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April — Profile America segments included just deserts in “Administrative Professional Day”(April 27) and the company we keep in “National Pet Week” (May 4). 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