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


July 26, 2013 TP13-15

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

2011 Language Mapper — Illustrates the geographic concentration of speakers of 15 individual languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic. The mapper, which uses data collected during the American Community Survey from 2007 to 2011, also shows, for each of these languages, the concentration of those who do not speak English proficiently. The mapper permits you to zoom in to create population density maps for local areas for speakers of each language. (Scheduled for release in early August.)

Language Use in the United States: 2011 — The statistics in this report cover the number of people speaking specific languages and their English-speaking ability by selected demographic characteristics. The data are provided for the nation, states and metropolitan and micropolitan areas. Based on American Community Survey data. (Scheduled for release August 6.)

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 are born outside the U.S.; and at least one spouse is foreign-born. (Scheduled for release in late August.)

Demographic

Census Bureau Develops Tool for Assessing Ability of Developing Countries to Conduct Censuses and Household Surveys — The Tool for Assessing Statistical Capacity (TASC) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, measures the overall capacity of a country's national statistical office to conduct population and housing censuses or surveys. (Schedule for release July 29.)

Economic

2012 Census of Governments: Finance — Survey of Public Pensions: State-Administered Defined Benefit Data — Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation's state-administered defined benefit retirement systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, and membership information. Shows employee and government contributions as well as pension obligations. Statistics are shown at the national level and for individual states. (Scheduled for release Aug. 1.)

2011 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally-Administrated Defined Benefits Data Summary Report — This report provides statistics on revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership information for public employee retirement systems. Statistics are shown for retirement systems at the national, state and local government level. This publication presents data on public pension systems based on information collected from the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data. (Scheduled for release Aug. 13.)

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report: 2011 — This summary report provides statistics from the revised 2011 estimates for the employment of nearly 90,000 state and local governments in the United States. It shows statistics on the number of state and local government civilian employees and their gross payrolls for the month of March 2011. Statistics include government functions such as education, fire protection and police protection. Statistics are available for the nation and individual states. (Scheduled for release Aug. 13.)

Facts for Features

Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 15-21) — The third full week of September recognizes the nation's unmarried Americans with an array of statistics about this group from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas. (Scheduled for release in July.)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation's Latino population. (Scheduled for release in July.)

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 few weeks:

  • Go Global Webinar Series: Trade Financing — Small Business Administration and Export-Import Bank (Tuesday, July 30, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall Webinar (Thursday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Go Global Webinar Series: Trade Financing — Small Business Administration and Export-Import Bank (Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services (Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m. EDT)

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America for July and August — Profile America segments include paved with good intentions in "Asphalt Roads" (July 29) and no call for cranks in "We Have Ignition" (Aug. 19).

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 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 19 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 July 12, 2013)

My Congressional District — July 25 — My Congressional District gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics updated annually through the American Community Survey. This interactive tool provides the latest demographic and economic statistics for every district of the 113th Congress. Statistics available include information on commuting, education, housing and much more. My Congressional District is part of the Census Bureau's effort to make statistics more accessible and easier to use, share, embed and download.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb13-130.html>.

Economic

2011 Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances — July 24 — These statistics include information on revenues, expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings for state and local governments. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb13-133.html>.

Facts for Features

Labor Day — July 23 — The first observance of Labor Day was likely Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York for a parade. This Facts for Features presents a wide array of statistical information for this national holiday -- which pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff20.html>.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America for July — Profile America included the meter is running in "Nickel and Diming" (July 15) and our empty calories in "Downscale Dining" (July 21). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

Apps

Census Bureau Adds Inflation and Employment Indicators to America's Economy Mobile App — July 16 — The U.S. Census Bureau in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) added three key economic indicators to the Census Bureau's widely downloaded mobile app that provides constantly updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and trends, along with a schedule of upcoming announcements. These indicators join 16 others that were already available on America's Economy and means that the top four BLS data sets will now be included in the app. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb13-127.html>.

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