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Improved Email Delivery — The Census Bureau's Public Information Office is now using a new system for communicating with media through email. If you are currently on our media email list, you will see no change in service; you need not take any action. However, this new system does allow you to choose what type of information you receive from us. It also will allow you to receive wireless alerts. Please follow this link for more information and to manage your preferences: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/subscriptions.html>. If you have any questions, please call 301-763-3030.
The White Population: 2010 — This 2010 Census brief provides a portrait of the white population in the United States and discusses distribution from the national level down to counties, metropolitan statistical areas and places. The report discusses the size and growth of the white population and analyzes patterns by Hispanic origin. The brief contains tables and figures (including maps) that display regional, state and county patterns. (Scheduled for release Sept. 29.)
The Black Population: 2010 — This 2010 Census brief provides a portrait of the black population in the United States and discusses distribution from the national level down to counties, metropolitan statistical areas and places. The report discusses the size and growth of the black population and analyzes patterns by Hispanic origin. The brief contains tables and figures (including maps) that display regional, state and county patterns. (Scheduled for release Sept. 29.)
Note: More information about 2010 Census briefs, can be found at <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/briefs/briefs.html>.
Statistics on Same-Sex Couples — New information on same-sex couples from the 2010 Census will be released, including the number of married couples and a set of alternative estimates of same-sex spouses and unmarried partners at the national and state levels. These estimates were developed to account for data capture errors that make it difficult to measure same-sex couple households. Estimates from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS), along with a brief analyzing the ACS estimates, will be released simultaneously. A Web news conference on this topic will be held on Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. EDT.
Media Webinar: 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates — On Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. EDT, the Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to discuss the Sept. 22 release of the 1-year American Community Survey estimates. The webinar will include guidance on how to access and use the upcoming 1-year estimates, a review of selected findings and a question and answer session. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Dial-in and access information will be announced closer to the date. Only media with current embargo passwords may join in. (News release embargoed Sept. 20 for release Sept. 22.)
Commuting in the United States: 2009 — This report contains detailed analysis of commuting patterns for the nation and metro areas based on the 2009 American Community Survey. It provides a wide range of additional cross-tabulations — by means of transportation, average travel time, time of departure and a host of demographic characteristics — that cannot be found in the standard American Community Survey tables. (Scheduled for release Sept. 22.)
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2010 — On Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. EDT, the Census Bureau will hold a Web news conference to announce findings from the official report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for the nation based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the 2011 Current Population Survey. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012 — This annual factbook contains more than 1,400 tables of social, political and economic facts about our nation and the world. Among the broad topics covered are marriage and divorce, health, education, law enforcement, national security, social insurance, business, science and technology, agriculture, natural resources, energy, information and communications, banking and international statistics. The source of the data is not limited to the Census Bureau — statistics are also derived from other federal agencies and private sources. Data in this edition are generally for the most recent year or period available by spring 2011. (Scheduled for release Sept. 26.)
Intercensal Population Estimates: 2000 — 2010 — A series of annual estimates covering the 2000-2010 period, produced by modifying the estimates prepared previously for this period to reflect 2010 Census results. Reference date is July 1 for each year, plus a set of estimates with an April 1 date for 2000 and 2010. Estimates are provided for the U.S., states and counties by demographic characteristics (age, sex, race and Hispanic origin).
Having a consistent time series of population estimates that reflect (or benchmark to) 2000 Census and 2010 Census Counts is important for any study of the population over time. The intercensal estimates can be used, for example, to track trends in population changes or as denominators for calculating birth and death rates and other population characteristics. The intercensal population estimates are also used as survey controls for the American Community Survey. (Scheduled for release Sept. 28.)
Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010 — These statistics compare voting and registration patterns by demographic, social and economic characteristics. (Scheduled for release in September.)
Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2010 — This table series provides a range of social and economic characteristics for the foreign-born population and their children and is the only federal source of data on the “second generation” (the native-born with foreign-born parents). These data were collected from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release in September.)
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE): 2008 and 2009 — A series of model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for all of the nation's states and counties. These estimates are produced by combining American Community Survey data with population estimates, administrative records and 2000 Census statistics. These estimates are shown by sex, broad age group, race and Hispanic origin (for states only) and income-to-poverty ratios relevant to Medicaid eligibility and the new health care reform legislation. (Scheduled for release in early October.)
Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns of First-Time Mothers: 1961-2008 — Using statistics from the Survey of Income and Program participation, this report analyzes trends in women's work experience before their first child, identifies their maternity leave arrangements before and after the birth and examines how rapidly they returned to work. We expect to issue this release on an embargo basis. (Scheduled for release in October.)
School Enrollment in the United States: 2010 — National-level statistics describing a wide variety of student characteristics 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. The statistics are produced from the October School Enrollment Supplement to the Current Population Survey; historical tables are provided. (Scheduled for release in October.)
Consolidated Federal Funds Report: 2010 and Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2010 — These two reports provide an overview of virtually all federal spending at the national, state and county levels. These statistics show spending for procurement contracts, salaries and wages, direct payments, loans and insurance, as well as federal grants to state and local governments. (Scheduled for release Sept. 27.)
2011 2nd Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — This summary shows quarterly tax revenue statistics on property, sales, license, income and other taxes. Statistics are shown for individual state governments as well as national estimates of total state and local taxes, including 12-month calculations. This quarterly survey has been conducted continuously since 1962. (Scheduled for release Sept. 27.)
Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 2nd Quarter 2011 — This quarterly survey provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current statistics 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 statistical tables are published three months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 29.)
2009 State and Local Public Employee Retirement Systems Survey — These tables provide revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership information for public employee retirement systems. Statistics are shown for individual retirement systems at the national, state and local government level. This survey provides current statistics about investment decisions by state and local government retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in U.S. financial markets. (Scheduled for release Sept. 19.)
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 include quarterly financial report — retail trade, new residential construction and new home sales. For the latest releases and schedule, go to <http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm>.
Current Industrial Reports (CIRs) — These statistics provide monthly, quarterly and annual measures of industrial activity. The 47 Current Industrial Reports 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. These 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>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for September and October — Upcoming segments include letting the healing begin in “Rehabilitation Week” (Sept. 18) and rustic getaways in “Bed & Breakfast” (Oct. 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).
(Released since Aug. 26, 2011)
Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings — Sept. 8 — This report uses 2006-2009 American Community Survey data to show the basic relationship between lifetime earnings and education. The report also shows the effect of race and gender and other characteristics with regard to this relationship. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb11-153.html>.
Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll: 2010 — Aug. 30 — This table package shows totals for state and local government full-time and part-time employment and detailed employment by government function at the national and state level. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb11-146.html>.
Grandparents Day (Sept. 11) — Aug. 26 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff17.html>.
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — Aug. 26 — During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Mexico, Spain 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff18.html>.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 18-24) — Aug. 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff19.html>
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August and September — Profile America segments included getting caught in “First Speeding Arrest”(Aug. 27) and cutting things close in “Lawn Mower Races” (Sept. 2). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.