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


April 18, 2014 TP14-08

Upcoming

2014 Product Calendar — The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2014. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

Check out the Future of Census.gov — The Census Bureau is redesigning its website to provide easier access to statistics on America's people, places and economy. Visit the Census Bureau's beta site at beta.census.gov for a preview of the new census.gov.

Demographic

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 — A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population Estimates webpage <http://www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html>. (Scheduled for release April 22.)

Adopted Children and Stepchildren: 2010 — This report provides characteristics of adopted children and stepchildren of the householder using multiyear data from the American Community Survey (2009-2011) in addition to the 2010 Census and 2012 Current Population Survey. The report examines characteristics such as education,income and poverty of the householder as well as country of origin of internationally adopted children. (Scheduled for release April 23.)

Living in Near Poverty in the United States, 1966-2012 — This report provides statistics on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The report compares the near-poor to those living below the poverty level by characteristics including age, sex, race, family type, region, educational attainment, employment status and health insurance coverage. (Scheduled for release in late April.)

Young-Adult Voting and Voting Hot Report — The Census Bureau will release a report providing a detailed historical portrait of young-adult voters in American presidential elections between 1964 and 2012. In addition to providing analysis of overall voting rates, the research also included sections on gender and states. The Voting Hot Report, an interactive Web page, allow users to access a series of state-level graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every presidential election between 1996 and 2012. Users will also find separate graphs showing voting and registration by age, sex, educational attainment, race and Hispanic origin. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Bike and Walk to Work Report: 2008-2012 — This report focuses on the geographic, socio-economic and demographic characteristics of those who bike and walk to work. This report will be released around the time of National Bike to Work Week. (Scheduled for release in May.)

An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United States — This report provides a look at demographic changes to the 65-and-older population, and the impact these changes will have on the future composition of the total population. The data used in this report are from the 2012 national projections (Scheduled for release in May.)

The Baby Boom Cohort in the United States: 2012 to 2060 — This report focuses on the shifting size and structure of the baby boom population. The data used in this report are from the 2012 national projections (Scheduled for release in May.)

Economic

Nonemployer Statistics: 2012 — 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, like 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 April 24.)

2012 Census of Governments: Finance — Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally Administered Defined Benefit Data — Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity and membership information for the nation's approximately 4,000 state- and locally administered public-employee pension systems, including revenues, expenditures, cash and investment holdings, membership and beneficiaries. The Census of Governments: Finance — Survey of Public Pensions, conducted quinquennially (years ending in "2" and "7"), is the only source of data on all state and local pension systems. (Scheduled for release April 29.)

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Guam — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for Guam — a U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean — and its 19 election districts. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release in late April.)

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Northern Mariana Islands — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — a U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release in late April.)

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for American Samoa — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for American Samoa — a U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Facts for Features

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month — We celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with a host of statistical information on this group. Statistics are included for Asians as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Father's Day: June 16 — The Census Bureau honors "dear old dad" with a collection of statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to Father's Day, from stay-at-home dads to time spent with their children. (Scheduled for release in April.)

20 Years on the Web — In March 1994, the Census Bureau launched its first website. Take a look at how census.gov has changed over the past 20 years and how people used to access Census Bureau statistics before the Internet. (Scheduled for release in April.)

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 weeks:

  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall Webinar Series (Thursday, May 1, 2 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.

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 April and May — Profile America segments include taking the pulse of "Public Health" (April 24) and a feature on the teachers in "Taught-ology" (May 6).

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).

TV

"America by the Numbers" on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" — Tune in Friday mornings 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

Find Your Ideal Place with Census Bureau's Newest App — A Census Bureau mobile app named "dwellr" can help people on the go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

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/economy/>.

Recently Released

(Released since April 4, 2014)

Statement by Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson on Improved Health Insurance Questions in the Current Population Survey — April 15 — Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/health_care_insurance/cb14-67.html>.

Beta Released of Workforce Statistics Analysis Tool — April 14 — The U.S. Census Bureau is unveiling a new Web-based analysis tool that provides access to the full Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset. The tool — named QWI Explorer — includes measures on employment, job creation and destruction, hires and wages from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program. QWI Explorer allows users to compare, rank and aggregate indicators across time, geography and/or firm and worker characteristics. Potential analyses include a look over time at wages by worker sex and age across counties, ranking job creation rates of young firms across NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) groups, and comparing hiring levels by worker race and education levels across a selection of metropolitan areas. More information about this new tool is available here and a video tutorial is available here. Visit QWI Explorer to use the tool. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb14-66.html>.

American Community Survey

American Community Survey Brief: Centenarians — April 9 — This brief discusses the social and economic characteristics of the 100 years and over population from data collected via the American Community Survey from 2007 to 2011. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb14-64.html>.

Economic

2013 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections — April 8 — This survey provides an annual summary of taxes collected by state for up to 25 categories, such as property tax, sales and gross receipts taxes, license taxes, income taxes and others. Statistics also provide details on tax collections by type of tax imposed and collected by state governments. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb14-62.html>.

Facts for Features

Mother's Day: May 11 — April 16 — Flowers, perfume and jewelry are all popular gifts given on this special day honoring our nation's moms. This fact sheet presents statistical information from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic subject areas on these and many other topics pertaining to this observance. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff12.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for April — Profile America included finding closure in "Safety Pins" (April 10) and the House comes to order in "Assigned Seating" (April 14). 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