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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Jan. 13, 2012 TP12-01


2010 Census

2010 Census Summary File 2 — This file provides detailed demographic information from the 2010 Census for up to 331 detailed race and ethnic groups down to the census tract level, adding a new layer of detail to the population and housing topics previously released from the census. The statistics are being released on a state-by-state flow basis and will be offered on embargo. For more information on the release process, visit the Summary File 2 press kit. (Scheduled for release December 2011 through May 2012.)

The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010 — This 2010 Census brief discusses the distribution and growth of the American Indian and Alaska Native population in the United States at the national level and for regions, states, counties, places, and American Indian and Alaska Native areas. This brief also discusses the size and distribution of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal groupings (e.g., Navajo, Inupiat, Yup'ik, etc.). The brief contains tables and figures (including maps) that display regional, state, county, place, and American Indian and Alaska Native area patterns. (Scheduled for release Jan. 25). For more information about 2010 Census briefs, visit the online press kit.


Technical Webinar: Overview of 2012 Release Schedule for the July 1, 2011, Population Estimates — A look at the various sets of population estimates for the nation, states, counties and cities to be released in 2012. Background information on the estimates program, including methodology, sources of the data and components of change, will also be discussed. (Scheduled for release Jan. 19.)


2010 Annual Survey of Public Employee Retirement Systems: State Administered Pensions — Provides an annual look at the financial activity of the nation's state administered public employee retirement systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments and membership information. Shows employee and government contributions as well as pension obligations. Statistics are shown for individual states. (Scheduled for release Jan. 26.)

2010 Service Annual Survey — This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national statistics available on service activity in the United States (NAICS sectors 22, 48-49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 61, 62, 71 and 81). Shows operating revenue for both taxable and tax-exempt firms and organizations; sources of revenue and expenses by type for selected industries; operating expenses for tax-exempt firms; and selected industry-specific items. In addition, starting with the 1999 survey, e-commerce data were collected for all industries, and export and inventory data were collected for selected industries. (Scheduled for release Jan. 31.)

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 new residential construction, new residential sales and advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders. For the latest releases and schedule, go to

Profile America — Facts for Features

Super Bowl XLVI (Feb. 5) — An array of statistics from the Census Bureau relating to the 46th edition of our most celebrated sporting event. The game has evolved into the nation's most-watched television broadcast of the year and the day on which it occurs, Super Bowl Sunday, into a de facto national observance. Includes statistics for Indianapolis, site of the big game, as well as cities represented by the two participating NFL teams. (Scheduled for release Jan. 31.)

Women's History Month (March) — In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting and celebrating the varied and historic accomplishments of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, business ownership, voting, occupations, military service and marriage. (Scheduled for release Feb. 1.)

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) — You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features, but you will find it useful and informative nonetheless. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas on the nation's Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish. (Scheduled for release Feb. 1.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January and February — Upcoming segments include putting a lid on it in “Canned Beer” (Jan. 23) and keeping the beat in “American Heart Month” (Feb. 7).

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

(Released since Dec. 29, 2011)

Census Bureau Executive Roderick Little Selected for 2012 Fisher Lectureship and Award — Jan. 12 — The 2011 Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Fisher Lectureship Committee has named Census Bureau executive Roderick J. Little to deliver the Fisher Lecture at the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) in San Diego this summer. The Fisher Lectureship and Award, awarded annually, was established in 1963 by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies to honor the outstanding contribution of a contemporary statistician in statistical theory and applications. Internet address:

Technical Webinar Highlights Data Access Tools — Jan. 12 — Learn about the latest data access tools available from the U.S. Census Bureau. View slide presentation available now; archived webinar to be posted shortly. Internet address: <>.

American FactFinder Consolidates Key Files in One Location — Jan. 11 — Over the past year, the Census Bureau has expanded the new American FactFinder so that it now serves as the one-stop search engine for key Census Bureau statistics and information. Nearly all of the files from the older version have been uploaded to the new American FactFinder website, including estimates and statistics from the American Community Survey, the economic census and other business surveys. (A Jan. 11 webinar provided guidance on building deep links, searching and bookmarking in the new site, as well as accessing the information that had been on the legacy FactFinder through an archived FTP site.) Internet address: <>.

2010 Census

Island Areas: Supplemental Population Counts — Jan. 12 — Population counts for lower levels of geography are now available for American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Supplemental population counts were released last week for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at the village level. The demographic profiles for the Island Areas are scheduled for release this summer, and the summary files are scheduled for release in the fall. The supplemental population counts and other information about the Island Areas can be found on the Island Areas press kit page, <>.

Northern Mariana Islands: Supplementary Population Counts — Jan. 5 — Population counts at the village level are now available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Similar counts for lower levels of geography are being prepared and will be released for American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands when they are available. The demographic profiles for the Island Areas are scheduled for release this summer, and the summary files are scheduled for release in the fall. The additional counts for the Northern Mariana Islands and other information about the Island Areas can be found on the Island Areas press kit page, <>. Internet address: <>.


School Enrollment in the United States: 2010 — Jan. 10 — These national statistics describe 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. Internet address: <>.

Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2011 — Jan. 5 — Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state and Puerto Rico. The downloadable file will also include total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. These are the first estimates since 2010 Census tabulations were released. Internet address:

Profile America — Facts for Features

African-American History Month (February) — Jan. 4 — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. Internet address: <>.

Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) — Jan. 4 — To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information including data on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December and January — Profile America segments included bygones and acquaintances remembered in “2011 Anniversaries” (Dec. 30) and precipitating a broadcast tradition in “First Audio Weather Forecast” (Jan. 5). 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