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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>.
American Community Survey Brief: Poverty and Shared Households by State: 2011 — Explores the growth in shared households at the state level between 2007 and 2011. (Theses are households that contain an “additional adult” — a resident 18 and older who is neither the householder's spouse, nor the householder's cohabiting partner.) The brief also explores whether or not household sharing is influenced by economic circumstances by comparing three different poverty estimates. (Scheduled for release Nov. 28.)
American Community Survey Brief: Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households by State: 2010 and 2011 — Presents information on the number and percent of households receiving such benefits during the past 12 months as of the 2011 and 2010 American Community Survey for the nation and states. (Scheduled for release Nov. 28.)
American Community Survey Brief: Public Assistance Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households: 2010 and 2011 — Presents statistics for the nation and states on the number and percent of households who received such benefits during the past 12 months as of the 2011 and 2010 American Community Survey. (Scheduled for release Nov. 28.)
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation — This tabulation, based on five years of American Community Survey 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.)
American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates: 2007-2011 — The only statistics on a wealth of demographic and socioeconomic measures for all geographic areas down to the block group level. These measures include education, occupation and language, to name just a few. The Census Bureau issues new sets of these five-year estimates every year; they are ideal for tracking trends over time for areas with populations of less than 20,000, which are not covered in any other round of estimates. (A technical webinar is scheduled for Dec. 3; media embargo begins Dec. 4; public release Dec. 6.)
Migration Products — Four sets of statistics addressing migration and mobility are being released simultaneously. This includes Geographical Mobility: 2012 and Geographic Mobility 2005-2010, a collection of national and local level tables from the Current Population Survey that describe the movement of people in the Unites States, including why they moved, types of moves, distance moved and characteristics of those who moved in the year prior to the survey. Along with the 2012 tables package, we will release for the first time data visualization charts and graphs that will include historical trends. The other set being released include 2011 American Community Survey state-to-state migration flow
tables, showing number of people moving between each different pair of states. (Scheduled for release Dec. 10.)
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2011 — Available for roughly 3,140 counties and nearly 14,000 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty estimates available for all sizes of counties and school districts. (Scheduled for release in mid-December.)
U.S. Population Projections: 2012-2060 — What will our nation look like 50 years down the road? The answer will be revealed by these projections of the nation's population by age, race, and Hispanic origin. The first set of Census Bureau population projections based on the 2010 Census, they go to the year 2060. (Scheduled for release in mid-December.)
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation Final U.S. Report — Results from one of the oldest continuing and most comprehensive recreation surveys. Includes information on the number of anglers, hunters and wildlife watchers, as well as how often they participate and how much they spend on their activities in the U.S. (Scheduled for release in late November or early December.)
State Government Finances: 2011 — Annual statistics show detailed summaries of state revenue (such as taxes, federal aid and lottery receipts), expenditures (such as public welfare, highways, and parks and recreation), indebtedness and assets. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 6.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November — Upcoming segments include pleasure, ahoy in “Cruise Ships” (Nov. 23) and the loan arrangers in “Pawnbrokers” (Dec. 6).
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).
“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 <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.
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: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.
(Released since Nov. 2, 2012)
America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2012 — Nov. 15 — The tables provide information on the social and economic characteristics of families and households at the national level. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/families_households/cb12-216.html>.
Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2011 — Nov. 14 — The second annual report from the Census Bureau describing research on this measure that 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/poverty/cb12-215.html>.
2011 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally-Administrated Defined Benefits Data — Nov. 15 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb12-213.html>.
Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 22 — Nov. 15 — This release highlights a range of statistics pertaining to the traditional meal served on this national day of thanksgiving. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ff23.html>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for November — Profile America segments included adjusting the dial to the “First Scheduled Audio Broadcast” (Nov. 2) and going underground in “Holland Tunnel at 85” (Nov. 13). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.
Track Our Economy Through the Census Bureau's Mobile App — Nov. 13 — This week the Department of Commerce released two Census Bureau economic indicators: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services for October 2012 (Nov. 14) and Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales for September 2012 (Nov. 14). Get the 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: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.
Latest Economic Indicators Through the Census Bureau's Mobile App — Nov. 5 — This week the Department of Commerce released two key Census Bureau economic indicators: U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for September 2012 (Nov. 8) and Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for September 2012 (Nov. 9). Get the 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: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.