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


June 14, 2013 TP13-12

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

2012 American Community Survey Estimates to be Released This Fall — American Community Survey statistics from 2012 are planned for release Sept. 19. The one-year statistics cover a wide range of demographic information for populations greater than 65,000. The three-year statistics, generated from American Community Survey data collection from 2010 to 2012, will cover populations of 20,000 or more and are planned for release Oct. 24. The five-year statistics generated from data collection from 2008 to 2012 will follow Dec. 5, covering all areas regardless of population size down to the block group. All three sets of statistics provide a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The American Community Survey is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers — such as education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs ‐ for even the smallest communities.

Married-Couple Households by Nativity Status: 2011 — This brief, based on data collected from the American Community Survey, examines the number and geographic distribution of mixed-nativity married-couple households in the United States. Three types of married-couple households are considered: the husband and wife are both native-born; both foreign-born; or of mixed nativity, where one spouse is native and the other foreign-born. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

2010 Census

Tribal Tract Reference Maps — New federal American Indian reservation-based maps showing tribal census tracts and tribal block groups as delineated to support the 2010 Census data dissemination will be released later this month. These maps show the boundaries and names of American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust lands, Alaska Native areas, Hawaiian home lands, states, counties, county subdivisions and places. Additionally, these maps display a base feature network including roads, railroads and water bodies.

The maps will be available as PDF at <http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/reference.html> under Census Reference Maps. (Scheduled for release in late June.)

Demographic

American Housing Survey for Selected Metropolitan Areas Fact Sheets -- 2011 Housing Profiles for Selected Metropolitan Areas — Separate profiles for each of 29 different metropolitan areas. Based on statistics from the 2011 American Housing Survey, these short reports provide information on the area's monthly housing costs, mortgage types and a variety of other physical and financial characteristics related to the area's housing inventory. (Scheduled for release in late June.)

Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: State Reports — 2Results 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

Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns, 2002-2011 — This report provides a historical look at capital spending patterns for structures and equipment by all U.S. businesses with and without employees at the national level. Estimates at the national and industry sector level are available for businesses with employees. Data in this report come from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. This report looks closely at investment shares over time for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector. (Scheduled for release June 18.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: 1st Quarter 2013 — This quarterly survey (formerly known as the Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems Survey) provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current statistics about investment decisions by state and local public employee retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in the U.S. financial markets. These statistical tables are published three months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. For more information, please visit <http://www.census.gov/govs/qpr/>.

Historical data from the Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions are available in the Census Bureau's Economic Indicator Database <http://www.census.gov/econ/currentdata/>. (Scheduled for release June 27.)

Facts for Features

Back to School — After a nice summer break, students will prepare to return to school for the 2013-14 academic 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 19.)

Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities — The Census Bureau offers webinars to help you access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, can teach you how to use our databases and mapping tools, find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level and provide quick links for frequent questions you have about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered in the next four weeks:

  • Go Global Webinar Series: Finding Buyers and Making Contacts - U.S. Commercial Service (Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Navigate American FactFinder (Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • Government Statistics (Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • Using Census Statistics to Apply for a Grant (Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m. EDT)

To register, visit the registration information page to sign up for a session. Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June — Profile America segments include satisfying your sweet tooth in "Sugar Rush" (June 22) and getting bugged in "Veto the Mosquito" (June 27).

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. <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Recently Released

(Released since May 31, 2013)

Demographic

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2012 — June 13 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html>.

Computer and Internet Use: 2011 — June 10 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/communication_industries/cb13-111.html>.

2012 Characteristics of New Housing — June 3 — This report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures — such as the type of wall material, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, type of financing, heating and square footage — for the U.S. and the four national regions. The data are gathered from the Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/> or <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/construction_industries/cb13-tps55.html>.

Facts for Features

Caribbean-American Heritage Month (June) — June 10 — This monthlong observance recognizes the significance of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants in the history and culture of the U.S. This factsheet presents the estimated population of specific Caribbean ancestries, as well as links to detailed demographic profiles of these ancestry groups. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff16.html>.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June — Profile America included a tired feeling in "How We Roll" (June 5) and throwing a wrench in "Appreciating Auto Mechanics" (June 12). 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