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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

May 18, 2012 TP12-10


2010 Census

2010 Census Coverage Measurement Results — The Census Bureau will brief the media on the release of 2010 Census Coverage Measurement results at a news conference at George Washington University. These results provide one way of analyzing the quality of the 2010 Census counts and provide estimates of coverage of the census for the nation, major demographic groups, by key census operations and for states, large counties and places. There will be estimates of the components of census coverage, including erroneous enumerations and omissions. The briefing will include a media question-and-answer session. Following the news conference, there will be a technical briefing about coverage measurement, which will include Census Bureau staff and other experts in the field. Members of the media are invited to attend. (News conference is scheduled for May 22 at 10 a.m.; the technical briefing is at 1 p.m.)

American Community Survey

2006-2010 American Community Survey Selected Population Tables and American Indian and Alaska Native Tables — These new products use American Community Survey data aggregated over a five-year period to provide estimates of detailed social, economic, and housing characteristics for many race, tribal, Hispanic and ancestry population groups at multiple levels of geography. Detailed tables on topics such as educational attainment, fertility, nativity, citizenship, income, poverty and homeownership are iterated for many racial and ethnic population groups. (Media embargo and webinar May 22 for public release May 24.)


State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting — This is a menu-driven, interactive Web page with graphs showing percentages of adults by states who voted and registered in congressional and presidential elections between 1996 and 2010. In addition to voting and registration trends, there are graphs showing voting and registration by age, sex, educational attainment, and race and Hispanic origin. Some analysis is provided as well, as are thematic maps of states showing percent voting during each election. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Net Worth and Asset Ownership of Households — Statistics on median net worth and the median value of assets (such as equity in own home and stocks and mutual fund shares) for households. The statistics, which pertain to 2005, 2009 and 2010, are shown by characteristics such as race and Hispanic origin, education, age and labor force activity of householders. The information comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. (Tentatively scheduled for release late May.)

State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2011 — Updated estimates of the nation's housing stock at the national, state and county levels show growth or decline in units since the 2010 Census. (Scheduled for release June 14.)


Public Education Finances: 2010 — These 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 June.)

Profile America — Facts for Features

2012 Hurricane Season — The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November. The Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Scheduled for release in May.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May and June — Audio stations may use these daily 60-second recorded files that feature interesting vignettes about key events, observances or commemorations for each day of the month to highlight Census Bureau statistics. Audio stations can review and download particular days or the entire month from: <>.

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 May 4, 2012)

2010 Census

The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2010 — May 8 — This 2010 Census brief provides a portrait of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population in the United States and discusses its distribution from the national level down to regions, states and counties. The report discusses the size and growth of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population and provides analysis of the largest detailed Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups. The brief contains tables and figures (including maps) that display regional, state and county patterns. More information about the 2010 Census briefs, including previously released briefs, can be found in the online press kit. Internet address: <>.


Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2011 — May 17 — Is the nation getting younger or older? Which states and counties have the oldest residents? Which states and counties have more men than women? How rapidly is the minority population growing nationally and in each state and county? Or is it growing at all? National-, state- and county-level population estimates cross-tabulated by these demographic characteristics provide the answers. These are the first such population estimates the Census Bureau has published since the release of the official 2010 Census counts. Internet address: <>.

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2010 — May 10 — This report, based on 2010 American Community Survey estimates, examines differences in characteristics among foreign-born region-of-birth groups on a wide range of topics that include household, age, sex, marital status, fertility, period of entry into the United States, naturalization and citizenship status, language, education, labor force participation, occupation, health insurance coverage, income and poverty. The report also compares such characteristics by the foreign-born and native-born populations. Internet address: <>.

Shades of Gray: A Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of the Older Populations in SAGE Countries: 2007-2010 — May 7 — Examines the health status and access to health care among people 50 and older in six low- to middle-income countries that participated in the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa). Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, this is the first-ever Census Bureau report to use data from this survey. Internet address: <>.


U.S. Goods Trade: Imports and Exports by Related-Parties - 2011 — May 10 — This is an annual release with exhibits that provide a snapshot of U.S. related-party imports and exports from selected world areas based on North American Industry Classification System codes. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May — Profile America segments included wising up to “Older Americans Month” (May 7) and hospitality goes sky high in “First Flight Attendant” (May 15). Internet address: <>.


America By the Numbers on C-SPAN's Washington Journal — On Friday, May 11, Elizabeth Grieco, chief of the Foreign-Born Population Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau, discussed “Newly Arrived Foreign-Born Population and Foreign-Born Household Composition.” C-SPAN's “America By the Numbers” segments feature information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <>.

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: August 28, 2014