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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

Nov. 2, 2012 TP12-22


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 <>.

American Community Survey

2006 — 2010 American Community Survey Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation — This tabulation, based on the American Community Survey five-year data, highlights the diversity of the labor force (by sex and race/ethnicity) across several variables including detailed occupations, industry, earnings, citizenship, education, age, employment status, residence and worksite geographies for the nation, states, metro and micro areas, counties and places. These tables serve as the primary external benchmark for comparing the race, ethnicity and sex composition of an organization's internal workforce and similar external labor market, within a specified geography and job category. The Census Bureau produces this tabulation for four sponsoring Federal agencies: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Labor and Office of Personnel Management. (Scheduled for release Nov. 29.)


Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2011 — The second annual report from the Census Bureau describing research on this measure, which complements, but does not replace, the official measure. The report compares U.S. 2011 supplemental poverty estimates to 2011 official poverty estimates for numerous demographic groups. In addition to the national-level statistics, the report presents supplemental poverty estimates for states for the first time, using three-year averages (2009-2011). It also compares national 2010 supplemental poverty estimates with 2011 supplemental poverty estimates and examines the effect of excluding individual resource or expenditure elements. (Scheduled for release Nov. 14.)

America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2012 — The tables provide information on the social and economic characteristics of families and households at the national level. (Scheduled for release in November.)


2011 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally-Administrated Defined Benefits Data — 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 in November.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November — Upcoming segments include a prickly subject in “Barbed Wire” (Nov. 8) and all the fixings in “Thanksgiving Day” (Nov. 22).

The daily features are available at <>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

“America by the Numbers” on C-SPAN's “Washington Journal” — Tune in each Friday morning to C-SPAN's “America by the Numbers” for insight into key official statistics from the Census Bureau and other statistical agencies. Poverty, childbearing, education, health, the economy - topics discussed focus on the key issues of the day. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information is available at <>.


Stay Connected to the Economy with Census Bureau Mobile App — Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on the go as it is released through the Census Bureau's free, easy-to-use mobile app, “America's Economy,” available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <>.

Recently Released

(Released since Oct. 19, 2012)

2010 Census

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 nation. The reports were released on a state-by-state basis. Reports have been released for all states and can be found at <>.

American Community Survey

2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates — Oct. 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau released findings from the 2009-2011 American Community Survey. The survey is the only source of annual local estimates for a wide range of important social and economic characteristics for all communities in the country. The estimates are available in detailed tables for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area and all counties and places with populations of 20,000 or more. Internet address: <>.

American Community Survey Brief: Multigenerational Households: 2009-2011 — Oct. 25 — Provides information by state on three types of multigenerational households, by race or Hispanic origin of the householder and examines multigenerational households as a percentage of family households by county. Internet address: <>.

American Community Survey Brief: Marital Events for Selected Group Quarter Populations: 2009-2011 — Oct. 25 — This brief looks at marriage, divorce and widowhood in the past 12 months in selected group quarters populations, such as military quarters, adult correctional facilities and nursing facilities. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for October and November — Profile America segments included strong to the “finich” in “Spinach Lovers Month” (Oct. 27) and keeping track in “Two Great Horses” (Nov. 1). 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