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


Nov. 15, 2013 TP13-22

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

ACS Brief: Noncitizens Under Age 35: 2010-2012 — This brief uses multiyear data from the American Community Survey to present demographic and socio-economic information about the noncitizen population under age 35. Noncitizens include legal permanent residents, temporary migrants, refugees and asylees, and unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 4.)

Demographic

Geographical Mobility: 2013 — A collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. The tables describe the movement of people in the United States, including type of move, why they moved, distance moved and characteristics of those who moved one year earlier. (Scheduled for release Nov. 18.)

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 — This biennial report focuses on the child support income that the nation's custodial parents reported receiving from noncustodial parents living elsewhere and other types of support, such as health insurance and noncash assistance. New to this year's report is information on how the extent of a child's contact with the noncustodial parent influences whether the custodial parent receives the full amount of child support due. The data, from the Current Population Survey, are national-level only. (Scheduled for release Nov. 20.)

America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2013 — The tables provide information on the social and economic characteristics of families and households at the national level. (Scheduled for release Nov. 25.)

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2012 — Available for roughly 3,140 counties and nearly 14,000 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty estimates available for all sizes of counties and school districts. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 11.)

Economic

Business Dynamics Statistics Visualization Tool — This online tool has three major components: an interactive thematic map for the 50 states, interactive bar charts that give side-by-side comparisons of states and sectors, and an interactive time series that also gives side-by-side comparisons over a range of time.

Coverage contained in the Business Dynamics Statistics ranges from 1977 to 2011 and provides insight to job creation and loss during the most recent recession and before. Economic measures such as employment, number of establishments and number of firms can be analyzed for a single year or multiple years. (Scheduled for release Nov. 21.)

Facts for Features

Holiday Season (Dec. 25) — To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau is releasing a collection of facts and figures related to Christmas (Dec. 25), Hanukkah (Nov. 27-Dec. 5) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1). (Scheduled for release in November.)

Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities — Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use Census databases and mapping tools, find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level and provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered in the next few weeks:

  • Accessing Employment Statistics Using "OnTheMap" (Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
  • Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey Summary File (Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m.)
  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall Webinar (Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.)

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.

Archived Training Resources — Visit the Census Bureau's Training Resources Library for free, previously recorded trainings that are available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for November and December — Profile America segments include clearing for takeoff in "Aviation Station" (Nov. 15) and raising a glass to the "End of Prohibition" (Dec. 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).

"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 20 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 Nov. 1, 2013)

American Community Survey

2010-2013 American Community Survey Statistics — Nov. 14 — The latest statistics from the American Community Survey released for populations of 20,000 or more. The Census Bureau uses information from three years of data collection in order to have updated and reliable statistics for smaller areas. In addition to the statistics, the Census Bureau released Home Value and Homeownership Rates: Recession and Post-Recession Comparisons From 2007-2009 to 2010-2012. The brief uses the three-year statistics to focus on small areas' homeownership rates and median housing values. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb13-190.html>.

Demographic

Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2012 — Nov. 6 — The third annual report from the Census Bureau describing research on this measure, which complements, but does not replace, the official measure. The report compares U.S. 2012 supplemental poverty estimates with 2012 official poverty estimates for numerous demographic groups. In addition to the national-level statistics, the report presents supplemental poverty estimates for states using three-year averages (2010-2012). It also compares national 2011 supplemental poverty estimates with 2012 supplemental poverty estimates and examines the effect of excluding individual resource or expenditure elements. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/poverty/cb13-183.html>.

Economic

Economic Products — A revised release calendar for the 2013 non-economic indicator statistics is now available. A revised release calendar for the economic indicators was also previously released.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for November — Profile America included pushing your buttons in "Touch-Tone Phones" (Nov. 3) and the time of our lives in "Getting in the Zone" (Nov. 11). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

"Childbearing in the United States" Live on the C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" Segment of "Washington Journal" — Teen births in the U.S. are at historically low levels, while more women are delaying maternity until their 30s. On Nov. 8, Stephanie Ventura, a senior demographer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, discussed statistics about childbearing in America. Each Friday, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segment features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

Audio

New Infographic Measures Manufacturing in America — Nov. 13 — With almost 300,000 establishments and 11 million employees, manufacturing plays a major role in the nation's economy. A new U.S. Census Bureau infographic, "Manufacturing in America," focuses on the scope of manufacturing, its importance as a major employer and its concentrations throughout the country. The infographic highlights a wide range of statistics from sources such as County Business Patterns and Annual Survey of Manufactures. The most recent year's data from some of these programs are highlighted. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/manufacturing/cb13-tps97.html>.

Apps

Census Bureau's Application Programming Interface Updated with 2010-2012 American Community Survey Statistics — Nov. 14 — The Census Bureau has updated the application programming interface with the 2010-2012 American Community Survey statistics. The API, which allows developers to create custom apps with Census Bureau data, now contains data profiles for areas with populations over 20,000. More than 40 topics are available for these communities, such as housing, educational attainment, employment, commuting, language spoken at home, nativity and ancestry. The API also includes other previously released data products such as the one-year American Community Survey data released in September for communities with populations of 65,000 or more.

Census Bureau Mobile App Adds Rental Vacancy Rate — Nov. 8 — The U.S. Census Bureau has added the rental vacancy rate to America's Economy, 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 releases. This information allows the public to evaluate the housing market according to the latest housing trends. This indicator joins 19 others, which provide key U.S. economic statistics from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis.

America's Economy is available for Android and Apple smartphone and tablet users. The app was developed as part of the Census Bureau's Digital Transformation Project to provide the general public and government workforce with access to information anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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