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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

April 19, 2013 TP13-08


2013 Product Calendar — The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2013. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.


The Diversifying Electorate — Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections) — Provides analysis of the likelihood of voting by a wide range of demographic factors, including race, Hispanic origin, sex, age, and geography (specifically, census divisions). The statistics come from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 8.)

International Programs Online Courses — The Census Bureau provides instruction on how developing countries can conduct their own censuses and surveys. (Scheduled for release May 9.)

Computer and Internet Use: 2011 — Based on Current Population Survey statistics from July 2011, the Computer and Internet Access in the United States report provides household and individual level analysis of computer use and Internet access, as well as a profile of individual smartphone usage. Analysis of the level of connectivity individuals have to the Internet is also provided. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: State Reports — 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. The reports are being released on a state-by-state flow basis alphabetically by state name during the first half of 2013. The list of reports that have been released so far can be found at <>.

Alternative Population Projections — This set of three alternative series of national population projections by age, race and Hispanic origin cover the 2012 to 2060 period. They differ in the levels of net international migration they assume (either constant, low or high) and supplement the main series of national projections, released in December 2012. (Scheduled for release in May).


County Business Patterns: 2011 — These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. (Scheduled for release April 30.)

Facts for Features

The Fourth of July — On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. (Scheduled for release in May.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April and May — Profile America segments include taking the pulse of "Public Health" (April 24) and a feature on the teachers in "Teach-ology" (May 7).

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 people 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 April 5, 2013)

American Community Survey

Rental Housing Market Condition Measures: A Comparison of U.S. Metropolitan Areas from 2009 to 2011 and Physical Characteristics of Housing: 2011 — April 16 — Two briefs covering the housing market are profiled in this release. Physical Characteristics of Housing: 2009-2011 highlights statistics on basic physical and structural characteristics of the total housing inventory at the national level and for metropolitan statistical areas based on data collected during the American Community Survey from 2009 to 2011. The report examines types of housing structures, newer and older houses, and the size of the houses measured by the number of rooms.

Rental Housing Market Condition Measures: A Comparison of U.S. Metropolitan Areas from 2009 to 2011 examines four characteristics of the rental housing stock, including gross rent, gross rent as a percentage of household income, rental vacancy rates, and renter share of total households and describes changes between 2009 and 2011 based on the results of the American Community Survey. Internet address: <>.

2010 Census

2010 Census Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) — April 11 —This summary file contains the same subject-matter content as the 2010 Census Summary File 1 — age (including single years of age), sex, race and Hispanic or Latino origin (including detailed population groups), household type, relationship, population in group quarters, whether the residence is owned or rented (tenure) and vacancy status — retabulated for the congressional district boundaries of the 113th Congress. These congressional district boundaries were submitted by state officials following the legislative redistricting that occurred after the 2010 Census. The file provides data for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; congressional districts; and selected geographic entities within the congressional districts: counties, county subdivisions, census tracts, places, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, and Hawaiian home lands. A demographic profile, quick tables and geographic comparison tables from this dataset will be available in the near future. You can find more information on congressional districts through the redistricting data website.
Internet address: <>.


Economic Characteristics of Households in the United States: Third Quarter 2011 — April 11 — This set of tables examines the role of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market among the nation's people and households within the economic climate of the third quarter of 2011. Specifically, it presents statistics on average monthly income, participation in government-sponsored social welfare or social insurance programs, and labor force activity during the period. Internet address: <>.


2012 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections — April 11 — This survey provides an annual summary of taxes collected by state for up to 25 categories, such as property tax, sales and gross receipts taxes, license taxes, income taxes and others. Data also provide details on tax collections by type of tax imposed and collected by state governments. Internet address: <>.

Facts for Features

Father's Day (June 16) — April 18 — The Census Bureau honors "dear old dad" with a collection of statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to Father's Day, from stay-at-home dads to time spent with their children. Internet address: <>.

Cinco de Mayo — April 8 — "The Fifth of May," a national holiday in Mexico, has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. This edition presents a wide array of statistical information about the population of Mexican origin. Internet address: <>.

Mother's Day: May 12, 2013 — April 3 — The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April — Profile America included finding closure in "Safety Pins" (April 10) and dropping the dime in "First Laundromat" (April 18). Internet address: <>.

New Infographic Focuses on Home Improvements — April 18 — When faced with a choice, many homeowners decide to improve their homes, rather than to move. They modernize the kitchen, replace the roof, finish the basement, add a bathroom, or make their home more energy efficient. A new "How Do We Know?" infographic, "Home Improvements," uses results from the 2011 American Housing Survey to show the kinds of improvements owners make and the amounts they spend on them. The survey is jointly administered by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and tracks home improvements as well as a large variety of other housing topics.

How Do We Know? Infographics: <>.


Track Our Economy Using the Census Bureau's Mobile App

Check out the Census Bureau's mobile app, "America's Economy," for several key Census Bureau economic indicators over the next four weeks:

Week of April 22-26 — New Residential Sales for March 2013 (April 23); Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders for March 2013 (April 24).

Week of April 29-30 — Housing Vacancies for the First Quarter 2013 (April 30).

In addition, the Commerce Department will release two indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis: Gross Domestic Product for First Quarter 2013 (first estimate, April 26) and Personal Income and Outlays for March 2013 (April 29). The Commerce Department will also release a Bureau of Labor Statistics economic indicator, The Employment Situation for March 2013 (April 5).

All these indicators may be accessed 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. <>

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