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Census Bureau Tip Sheet

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

May 3, 2013 TP13-09


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.

American Community Survey

Commuter-Adjusted Population Estimates: ACS 2006-2010 — Knowing how a community's population changes during the day could be crucial to emergency and other local planners. This report and series of tables from the American Community Survey recalculates the population totals for places, minor civil divisions, counties and states after accounting for the inflow and outflow of commuters on a typical workday. The report also provides maps and ratios of workers to residents for counties and cities. (Scheduled for release May 30.)

2010 Census

2010 Census Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) — This update to the 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File released in April includes demographic profiles, quick tables and geographic comparison tables that were not previously available. The file provides the same subject-matter content as the 2010 Census Summary File 1 retabulated for the congressional district boundaries of the 113th Congress. 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.

You can find more information on congressional districts by visiting the national map and through the redistricting data website. The summary file can be accessed directly in American Factfinder. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 16.)


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. The report and accompanying detailed and updated historical tables will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo site at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 8. Only embargo subscribers with current embargo passwords may access the information. See the Census Bureau's embargoed releases page for more information or to apply for embargo access. Media availability with a Census Bureau spokesperson will be held on Wednesday for embargo subscribers. Details about timing and call-in information will be posted on the embargo site Wednesday morning. The public release will be at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 8.

International Programs Online Courses — The Census Bureau provides instruction on how developing countries can plan and conduct a national census. (Scheduled for release May 9.)

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 May 15.)

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2012 — 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, 2012. (Embargoed Tuesday, May 21 for public release Thursday, May 23.)

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.)

Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2009? — This report examines the affordability of homes in 2009 at different price levels, chances of affordability by demographic characteristic, reasons why families and unrelated individuals couldn't afford a home, and the impact of possible policy changes (such as modified down payments and interest rates) on affordability for renters. The data were collected from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. (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 <>.


Public Education Finances: 2011 — These tables provide a detailed look at how public elementary-secondary school systems are funded and how those funds are spent on education and services for our nation's children. These data, released annually, provide information on revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets of our public school systems. Tables include per pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, special education, school lunches, transportation and salaries. (Scheduled for release on May 21.)

Nonemployer Statistics: 2011 — 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.

More information can be found at: <>. (Scheduled for release on May 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.)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information from the American Community Survey and Survey of Income and Program Participation about people with disabilities. (Scheduled for release May 29.)



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May — Profile America segments include discs appear in "The Spin on Music" (May 8) and fingering the suspects in "Prints Among Men" (May 19).

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" 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 18, 2013)

American Community Survey

Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women with a Recent Birth — May 1 — The likelihood that these recent moms were unmarried is examined by a variety of characteristics, including educational attainment, household income, nativity, race and Hispanic origin. The data come from the 2011 American Community Survey. The analysis is based on separate survey questions on whether women have given birth to any children in the past 12 months and what their marital status is. Statistics are presented at the national and state levels, with a separate table and map containing metropolitan area data. Internet address: <>.


County Business Patterns Interactive Map — May 1 —The Census Bureau has updated the Measuring America County Business and Demographics Map. The map provides an interactive, easy-to-understand overview of how many types of businesses are in your community or anywhere else in the U.S. The map includes 2011 County Business Patterns statistics combined with demographic statistics from the 2010 Census.

County Business Patterns: 2011 — April 30 —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. Internet address: <>.



Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for April and May — Profile America included pointing and clicking on "The Mighty Mouse" (April 27) and beaming the buildings up in "Raising the Roof" (May 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