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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

June 1, 2012 TP12-11


Web Transformation

Enhanced American Community Survey (ACS) Web Page — The Census Bureau has improved the ACS web page to focus on key aspects and information about one of the most comprehensive demographic and socioeconomic surveys in the nation. New sections describe the ACS and its importance and provide tips on get started using ACS data. There are also new quick links to American FactFinder for national and state-level information on topics including population change, commuting, income, education and race and ethnicity. There will be additional improvements over the coming weeks. For more information, please visit, <>.


State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting — This menu-driven, interactive web page permits users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010. In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over the period, users may choose a given election year and find separate graphs showing voting and registration by one of the following characteristics: age, sex, educational attainment, and race and Hispanic origin. Some analysis of the 2010 election 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 June 5.)

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.)

International Data Base (IDB) — The world’s 7 billion inhabitants in 2012 are an older mix of people than was the case a decade ago. Which major world region became the first to have the population age 65 and over outnumber those under age 15? The Census Bureau routinely updates its International Data Base, providing estimates and projections for 228 countries and areas around the world. This release updates information about the size, growth, fertility and net migration for 30 countries. (Scheduled for release June 25.)

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. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2011 — Internet tables showing population estimates and rankings of the nation’s incorporated places - cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs - since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2011. (Scheduled for release in late June.)


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.)

County Business Patterns: 2010 — These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for most of the 1,100 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. (Scheduled for release in late June.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for 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 18, 2012)

2010 Census

2010 Census Coverage Measurement Results — May 22 —The Census Bureau briefed 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 are estimates of the components of census coverage, including erroneous enumerations and omissions. Internet address: <>.

American Community Survey

2006-2010 American Community Survey Selected Population Tables and American Indian and Alaska Native Tables — May 24 — 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. Internet address: <>


2011 Characteristics of New Housing — June 1 — This report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures for the U.S. and the nation’s four regions -- Northeast, South, Midwest and West. The statistics are gathered from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, and the report includes characteristics such as type of wall material, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, type of financing, heating and square footage. Internet address: <>.

Profile America — Facts for Features

2012 Hurricane Season — May 31 — 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. Internet address: <>.

The Fourth of July — May 23 — 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 birthday. Internet address: <>.



Who Are Veterans in America? on C-SPAN's Washington — Seven percent of U.S. women were veterans in 2010. On Friday, May 25, Melissa Chiu, chief of the Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau, discussed statistics about our veteran population. Each Friday, C-SPAN’s “America By the Numbers” segment features 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: July 15, 2014