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


Aug. 24, 2012 TP12-17

Upcoming

2010 Census

Summary Population and Housing Characteristics Reports (CPH-1) — This report series contains tables on age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, households, families, housing tenure and occupancy, population density, and area measurements. The lowest level of geography is the place level. There is a report produced for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the United States. The reports are being released on a state-by-state basis. Reports have been released for several states so far and can be found at <http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/index.html>.

Population and Housing Unit Counts Reports (CPH-2) — This report series contains tables providing population and housing unit counts from the 2010 Census and selected historical censuses. Some tables also include area measurements and density. The lowest level of geography is the place level. There is a report produced for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the United States. The reports are being released on a state-by-state basis. Reports have been released for several states so far and can be found at <http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/index.html>.

Demographic

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE): 2010 — A series of model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for all of the nation's states and counties. These estimates are the only source of single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the nation. They are produced by combining American Community Survey data with population estimates, administrative records and 2000 Census statistics. These estimates are available by sex, age groups, race (for states only), and Hispanic origin (for states only) and income-to-poverty ratios. (Scheduled for release Aug. 29.)

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage: 2011 — On Sept. 12 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 2012 Current Population Survey. The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation.

Economic

2012 Census of Governments: New Preliminary Counts of Governments — Preliminary counts of local governments will be released as the first component of the 2012 Census of Governments. Conducted every five years, the census of governments provides the only uniform source of statistics for all of the nation's state and local governments. These statistics allow for in-depth trend analysis of all individual governments and provide a complete, comprehensive and authoritative benchmark of state and local government activity. (Scheduled for release Aug. 30.)

Profile America — Facts for Features

Halloween (Oct. 31) — This collection of Census Bureau statistics includes data from demographic and economic subject areas focusing on the customs associated with this holiday. (Scheduled for release in September.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August and September — Upcoming segments include hamming it up in“Hog Festival” (Aug. 30), and drawing up the play in “NFL Founded” (Sept. 16).

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).

Recently Released

(Released since Aug. 10, 2012)

Digital Transformation

Census Bureau's First Mobile App Now on iPhone, iPad — Aug. 23 — “America's Economy,” the U.S. Census Bureau's first mobile application, is now available for iPhone and iPad. The America's Economy mobile app provides updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and economic trends. It was released for Android users on Aug. 9. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb12-157.html>.

Demographic

United States Population Reaches Milestone — Aug. 14 — Shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT on Aug. 14, the U.S. population clock reached a milestone that is very meaningful to mathematical statisticians: it showed there were 314,159,265 residents, or pi (3.14159265) times 100 million. Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html>.

Economic

2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Preliminary Data Release — Aug. 23 — This release shows statistics on the number of state and local government civilian employees and their gross payrolls for the month of March 2011. Statistics include government functions such as education, fire protection and police protection, which are available for the nation and individual states.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb12-156.html>.

New Survey of Business Owners Public Use Microdata Sample: 2007 — Aug. 16 — The first-ever Survey of Business Owners (SBO) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) is now available. The SBO PUMS was created using responses from the 2007 SBO and provides access to survey data at a level of detail below that of the currently published SBO results. The SBO PUMS will allow researchers to create customized tables and models and to study entrepreneurial activity and the relationships between business characteristics such as access to capital, firm size, employer-paid benefits, minority- and women-ownership, and firm age. The SBO PUMS file includes national- and state-level data and detailed characteristics of businesses and their owners while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. The SBO is part of the economic census conducted every five years in years ending in “2” and “7.” Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo>.

Nonemployer Statistics: 2010 — Aug. 15 — Annual report on businesses without paid employees in nearly 450 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb12-tps53.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August — Profile America segments included stacks of wax in “Vinyl Record Day” (Aug. 11) and an uplifting experience in “1st Hotel Elevator” (Aug. 22). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

Childbearing Patterns in the U.S. Live on C-SPAN's “Washington Journal” “America by the Numbers” Segment — Teen births have declined sharply over the years. On Friday, Aug. 16 Stephanie Ventura, chief of the National Center for Health Statistics' Reproductive Statistics Branch, discussed the shifts in childbearing over the years. Each Friday, C-SPAN's “America by the Numbers” segment features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programming is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb12-tps55.html>.

News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014