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2010 Census Summary File 1 — This file provides 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. Summary File 1 is the first 2010 Census release to include statistics for ZIP code tabulation areas. Tables cover states, counties, county subdivisions, places, census tracts, congressional districts for the 111th Congress and, where applicable, American Indian and Alaska Native areas and Hawaiian home lands. Some tables are repeated for nine race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups. The statistics are being released on a state-by-state flow basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (Scheduled for release mid-June through August.)
Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being: 2009 — Containing statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, these tables provide a glimpse into how children spend their day. Subjects include the degree of interaction with parents, participation in extracurricular activities and academic experiences. (Scheduled for release in mid-July.)
Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings — This report uses 2006-2009 American Community Survey data to show the basic relationship between lifetime earnings and education. This report also shows the effect of race and gender and other characteristics with regard to this relationship. (Scheduled for release in early August.)
Marital Events of Americans: 2009 — This report examines marriage, divorce and widowhood in America as well as selected characteristics for those experiencing a marital event in the past year. Historically, data on marriages and divorces in the U.S. were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics but was discontinued in 1996. In 2008, the Census Bureau added questions about marital events to the American Community Survey (ACS). This report is the first of its kind to describe the detailed characteristics of the marital events using data from the ACS. (Scheduled for release in August.)
Nonemployer Statistics: 2009 — Annual report on businesses without paid employees in nearly 300 industries for the nation, states, counties and metropolitan areas. Most who own such businesses are self-employed and operate very small businesses (for example, real estate agents or beauticians) that may or may not be their primary source of income. (Scheduled for release July 28.)
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 July include new residential construction, new homes sales, advance report on durable goods manufacturer shipment, inventories and orders. For the latest releases and schedule, go to
Current Industrial Reports (CIRs) — These statistics 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 statistics on production and shipments of selected products. CIR statistics are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting and decision-making in the private sector. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/index.html>.
Labor Day (Sept. 6) — 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, this fact sheet includes an array of demographic statistics about our nation's workforce. (Scheduled for release in July.)
Grandparents Day (Sept. 11) — On this day intended to honor the nation's grandparents, the Census Bureau provides an array of demographic statistics about the role these caregivers play in the lives of our nation's youth. (Scheduled for release in July.)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — During this month-long observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of 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 statistics describing the demographic state of the nation's Latino population, including new statistics from the 2010 Census and statistics on Hispanic-owned businesses. (Scheduled for release in July.)
Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 18-24) — 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 in July.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July and August — Upcoming segments include the stinking rose in “Garlic Festival” (July 29) and an uplifting experience in “Escalator Patent” (Aug. 9).
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).
(Released since July 1, 2011)
2010 Population Distribution in the United States and Puerto Rico map — July 13 —This map, often referred to as the “Nighttime Map,” portrays the distribution of population in the United States and Puerto Rico based on the results of the 2010 Census. The dot distribution map is currently available in a large format version, which measures approximately 28 x 24 inches, with each white dot representing 1,000 people. A page size version — which measures 11 x 8.5 inches, with each white dot representing 7,500 people — is coming soon. To download PDF versions of the maps, click the following link for instructions: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/2010_census_nighttime_map/nighttime_map_2010.html>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July — Profile America segments included buckling up for safety in “First Seat Belt Law”(July 6), and getting our filling of chilling in “Staying Cool” (July 10 ). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.