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


May 17, 2013 TP13-10

Upcoming

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

Arab Households in the United States: 2006-2010 — This American Community Survey brief provides a national-level portrait of U.S. households with a particular focus on Arab households; people of specific Arab ancestries, such as Lebanese and Egyptian, are also discussed. This brief examines several characteristics for all households and those with an Arab householder: average household size, household type, homeownership and median household income. (Scheduled for release May 29.)

Commuter-Adjusted Population Estimates: American Community Survey 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.)

Demographic

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 starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21 for public release at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. Media availability with Census Bureau experts will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT for
embargo subscribers
.)

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 May 28.)

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2012 — Is your county becoming younger or older? Does any group comprise the majority of residents there? How rapidly are different groups growing nationally and in each state and county? Are there states and counties that have more men than women? National-, state- and county-level population estimates cross-tabulated by these demographic characteristics provide the answers. The 2012 estimates are compared with those from one year earlier and to 2010 Census counts. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 for public release at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 13. Media availability with Census Bureau experts will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. EDT for embargo subscribers.)

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 smartphone usage. Analysis of the level of connectivity individuals have to the Internet is also provided. (Scheduled for release in June.)

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 <http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html>.

Economic

Public Education Finances: 2011 — These tables provide a detailed look at how public elementary and secondary school systems are funded and how those funds are spent on education and services for our nation's children. These statistics, 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 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: <http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/>. (Scheduled for release May 30.)

Facts for Features

2013 Hurricane Season — The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November. The Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Scheduled for release May 23.)

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.)

Back to School — June 11 — Eight weeks of a summer break, students are now preparing to return to school for the 2013-14 school year. This fact sheet presents statistics from demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country's schools in late summer. (Scheduled for release June 11.)

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May and June — Profile America segments include focusing in on "Lens Crafting" (May 21) and inflated figures in "How We Roll" (June 5).

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).

New Infographic Focuses on Child Care — Child care arrangements is a significant issue for employed parents, their relatives, care providers, policy makers and anyone concerned about children. A new "How Do We Know?" infographic, "Child Care: An Important Part of American Life," uses results from the 2011 Survey of Income and Program Participation and 2007 Economic Census to show how many children (by age) are in some type of arrangement, the kinds of arrangements they are in, the amount spent on care, and how child care facilities are distributed across the country. How Do We Know? Infographics: <http://www.census.gov/how/>. (Scheduled for release in June.)

"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 <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

Apps

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/>.

Recently Released

(Released since May 3, 2013)

2010 Census

2010 Census Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) — May 16 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb13-tps48.html>.

Demographic

Alternative Population Projections — May 15 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-89.html>.

International Programs Online Courses — May 9 — The Census Bureau provides instruction on how developing countries can plan and conduct a national census. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/international_population/cb13-85.html>.

The Diversifying Electorate — Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections) — May 8 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb13-84.html>.

Facts for Features

The Fourth of July — May 14 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff14.html>.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May — Profile America included showing some class in "National Teacher Day" (May 7) and on the beat in "Arresting Numbers" (May 15). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

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