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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

May 20, 2011 TP11-10


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.

State data available May 26: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and the United States. Internet address: <>.

Hispanic Population: 2010 — This 2010 Census brief shows Hispanic population detail group distributions (i.e., Mexican, Dominican, Cuban, etc.) and growth from the national level down to counties and places. The brief contains six tables (including two ranking tables), two charts and three maps. The ranking tables present the top five states for detailed Hispanic origin groups with a population size of 1 million or more in 2010 and the 10 places with a population of 100,000 or more with the highest number and percentage of Hispanics in 2010. The three maps show the largest detailed Hispanic origin group by state, the Hispanic population as a percent of the total population by county, and the percent change from 2000 to 2010 in the Hispanic population by county. (Scheduled for release May 26.)

Age and Sex Composition: 2010 — This 2010 Census brief looks at the age and sex structure of the United States, from the national level down to counties and places. The brief contains six tables and eight figures (three of them maps). Two ranking tables present the 10 places with a population of 100,000 or more with the highest and lowest sex ratios and the 10 places with a population of 100,000 or more with the highest and lowest median ages. Maps show median age by state, median age by county and sex ratio by county. (Scheduled for release May 26.)

2010 Census Summary File 1 — This file will provide a number of detailed tables from the 2010 Census on age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters. Most tables are shown down to the block or census tract level. Some tables are repeated for nine race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups. The data will be released on a state-by-state flow basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (Scheduled for release June through August. A pre-release technical webinar is planned for early June.)


Geographical Mobility in the United States: 2010 — These statistics from the Current Population Survey describe the movement of people in the United States. Data tables show the reasons why people moved, types of moves, distance moved and the characteristics of those who moved between 2009 and 2010. Data are broken out by regions, race, income level and owners verses renters. (Scheduled for release May 23.)

Current Population Survey: 2010 — These six data sets are from the Current Population Survey and include detailed statistics about age and sex by five year age groups, the older population (55 and older), the Hispanic population (includes data from 2009), the black population and the Asian population. The tables provide a wide range of demographic characteristics about the U.S. labor force, such as marital status, educational attainment, nativity, employment status, occupation, poverty and housing tenure. These data are not from the 2010 Census. Additionally, these estimates should not be confused with similar estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) <>. Where topics overlap, the bureau recommends using ACS data, unless the data are needed for national historical time series analyses. (Scheduled for release June 2.)


2011 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns: 2000 - 2009 — This report provides a historical look at the capital spending patterns for structures and equipment by U.S. businesses with and without employees at the national level and for businesses with employees at the industry sector level. Data for this report come from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. (Scheduled for release May 23.)

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 May 25.)

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.)

Survey of Business Owners: Characteristics of Businesses and Characteristics of Business Owners: 2007 — National-level statistics on owner's age, education level, veteran status and primary function in the business; family- and home-based business; types of customers and workers; and sources of financing for expansion, capital improvements or start-up. Findings will be presented at a webinar news conference. (Scheduled for release June 14.)

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 new residential construction, new home sales and advance report on durable goods and manufactures' shipment, inventories and orders. 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

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 early June.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April and May — Upcoming segments include lettuce eat healthy in “Salad Month” (May 28) and a sticky subject in “Duct Tape” (June 17.)

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 May 6, 2011)

2010 Census

Plato, Mo. Celebrates Recognition as the 2010 Census U.S. Center of Population — May 9 — Plato, Mo., in Texas County was named the 2010 Census U.S. center of population . Each decade after tabulating the decennial census, the Census Bureau calculates the mean center of population for the country. Plato, an incorporated village in the heart of the Ozarks, had a population of 109 in the 2010 Census. Since 1790, the center of population has moved in a westerly direction, with a more pronounced southerly pattern the past few decades. The new center of population now stands 873 miles from the first center in 1790, which was located near Chestertown in Kent County, Md. This is the fourth decade in a row the national center of population has been located in Missouri. Internet address: <>.

2010 Census Demographic Profiles — Data for the following states and state equivalents have already been released — Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Internet address: <>.


Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009 — May 18 — 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. Internet address: <>.

Fertility of American Women: 2010 — May 9 — 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. Internet address: <>.


Survey of Business Owners: Veteran-Owned Businesses: 2007 — May 17 — 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. Internet address: <>.

Facts for Features

The Fourth of July — May 12 — 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. Internet address: <>.


The Director's Blog — Read Census Bureau Director Robert Groves' commentaries on the 2010 Census, measuring America, the science of statistics and other key issues of concern to the public regarding the collection and dissemination of data. His two latest blog entries address the designation of Plato, Mo., as the 2010 Center of Population (May 9) and the credibility of government statistics (April 25). Internet address: <>.


Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May — Profile America segments included a popular racket in “Tennis Month”(May 14) and finding our balance in “Center of Population” (May 18). Internet address: <>.


Population Center: What can we learn from these changes? — In this video, Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, talks about the story the movement of the center of population tells about the nation over the years and discusses four of the most prominent shifts throughout the centuries. Internet address: <>.

Population Center: What trends or changes can we see? — In this video, Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, discusses the two major trends to the shifts of the center of population. Internet address: <>.

Population Center: How are the centers of population marked and can I go see them? — In this video, Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, describes how the centers of population are marked and where you can find them. 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